father and son in front of lighthouse Pocasset Baptist Church Who We Are: We're a fellowship of like-minded followers of Jesus who are growing, maturing, ministering, and working together with the primary purpose of seeing our community transformed by the power of Jesus Christ.

Mission: The First Baptist Church of Pocasset exists to reveal the saving love of Jesus Christ as a Safe Harbor.

Vision Statement: Through the ministry of our church and to fulfill the will of God for the Upper Cape, we believe that God will draw fifty people into His transforming love within the next two years. This will be accomplished through our ministry to the recovery community; through the active sharing of our faith in Christ by interacting with people in our lives; and through mobilizing our church to pray for the harvest.

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harbor sunsetYou’re in a Safe Harbor! We believe God has invited us to provide a safe place for you to find rest, hope, peace, and shelter from the storms of life. Our church is made up of ordinary people, but we have met and been changed by an extraordinary God!

When you are here, you’re Home! Home is where you can feel most comfortable, where you can relax. Home is a safe place where you are always welcome, just as you are. There’s no dress code, other than our attempts to create an atmosphere of warmth and caring.

Our highest ambitions are to worship God with enthusiasm, to build up those who have found new life in Jesus, to share God’s love and to show His compassion. In fact, we believe that you will find a home here especially if you know you’re not perfect and that you don’t have it all together. We’re the perfect place for people who aren’t even close to perfect!

worshipWorship with us every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. Dress is always casual and the style of our worship service is relaxed.

What's a service like? We spend the first 20-30 minutes in singing songs of praise, led by our Worship Team. Then we spend some time meeting and greeting, sometimes in prayer, sometimes handing around the Holy Sign-Up Sheet for church activities. The message takes up the last part of a typical service.

Our Church’s regular activities include:

  • Sundays at 9:00 A.M., Youth Ministry Bible Study for Grades 7-12 in the Youth Room
  • Tuesdays at 7:30 P.M., Men’s Ministry meets in the Fireplace Room
  • Thursday Nights from 8:00-9:00 PM: Free Child Care and Homework Help for children of the recovery community
  • Friday nights, September 13-November 22, 6:30 PM: The Alpha Course, starting with a delicious meal. Click here for more information about Alpha.
  • Every 3rd Sunday of the month, we have worship at Cape Cod Senior Residences, 100 Dr. Julius Kelly Lane in Pocasset, at 7 PM.

evening waterWe know it can be a little scary to visit a church for the first time. You may have questions, like: what's expected of me? How should I dress? How should I act? Are kids welcome? Can I feel at home here? What's this church all about?

  • What’s expected of me? We expect that you will be yourself and that no pressure will be put on you to act or behave in any way that you will find uncomfortable.
  • How should I dress? Wear what’s comfortable for you and for the weather. Hardly anyone wears suits and ties these days. Jeans and cutoffs are pretty much standard fare during our Cape Cod summer weather.
  • Are my children welcome? Yes — your kids are welcome to worship with you, or — if you’d like, we offer a nursery for children 0 – 4 years. Our children’s ministry, J-Force (children in grades K – 6 and is offered from September through June), is dismissed before the morning message.
  • Will I feel at home? We sure hope so! That’s why we believe God has called us to be a Safe Harbor, a place of refuge from the storms of life.

PASTOR: Edmund C. de la Cour, Jr.

Pastor Ed De La CourEd de la Cour and his wife Marian have been part of Pocasset Baptist Church since 1986.

Marian works as a medical librarian. Ed and Marian are the parents of three grown children.

Ed and Marian’s vision is to see God raise up a fellowship of mutually committed believers who will carry the ministry of the Good News of God’s reconciling power across Cape Cod and to the world around us. Our heart is to equip God’s people to take on ministry responsibilities, and to encourage Christians to grow in their walk with Jesus so that their lives make a significant impact for Christ upon family, neighbors, and friends.

WORSHIP LEADER: Margaret Reali

Margaret RealiMargaret Reali started attending our church at age 15, after receiving Christ. She and her husband Bob met through our church youth group and were married here in 1975. After Margaret graduated from college, she and Bob ministered as missionaries with an orphanage in the US Virgin Islands for eight years, returning to the US in 1989.

Bob and Margaret have two adult children, Bethany and Brendan.

Margaret has served as secretary to the pastor, as clerk of the church, as a leader in our Women’s Ministry, as well as her current ministry role as Worship Leader. Her vision is to see Christians released into passionate worship of God, in which they are simply able to enjoy fellowship with their Lord and Abba, Father.

cornerstone pastors logoWe do not operate all by ourselves! Rather, we maintain close ties with several ministries that help us keep focused on the Kingdom of God.

Contact Us
Phone: 508 563-3164
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Find Us
PO Box 1080
298 Barlow's Landing Rd
Pocasset MA 02559
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Sunday Worship: 10 AM
Children's ministry and nursery care provided.

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