First Baptist Church of Pine Island began in 1962. Through the past six decades one thing has always remained the foundation of our church, the Word of God. It is our very source of life for it tells us about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything we do in ministry and worship is based on His Word. Therefore, we do not add to or take away from what has been inspired by God for our good. Our church has been a light to the community in numerous ways, but our aim is to help each individual grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord. That is fundamental. We can not reach the world, if we ourselves are not grounded in the truth of His Word.
FBCOPI is part of the Southern Baptist Association, specifically our local affiliation with the Royal Palm Baptist Association in Fort Myers. That being said our church is self governing, with a Board, Deacons, Trustees, and Missions Team who lead their particular area of ministry. Individuals from the congregation can request to the Deacons to become members of the church who would have voting rights for staff, finances, building improvements, missionary support, etc.