About Us

Ultimate Goal: We are a family of disciple-making families committed to sharing Jesus’s love for Matthews.


We reach UP to God and IN with each other to be well-equipped to reach OUT to the world.

We are cross-culturally focused to reach all people groups of Matthews.

We engage in fellowship and discipleship focused on helping people connect and grow in their faith with Jesus through:

  • Family-Oriented Small Groups
  • Inspiring, Music-Driven Times of Worship
  • Community Service

What do we believe? We believe the Bible is the word of God from Genesis to Revelation. We believe, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work."

Who are we? We are image bearers of God, uniquely created in different colors, languages, ethnicities, and nationalities, but of the same family and invite all to worship with us.

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We're excited to announce that we are returning to in-person worship on Sundays at 11am. Here are the plans and some considerations to make:

Arrive Early
To assist us with moving everyone into the sanctuary, while practicing social distancing, we ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of our worship service. Doors will open and seating will begin at 10:45am.

For Your Health and the Health of Others

  • Hand sanitizer will be available, but we are encouraging everyone to bring their own, as desired.
  • If you are sick or have recently been ill (in the past 14 days), we ask that you attend church online.
  • If you are immunocompromised or a member of what has been determined to be a vulnerable population to the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you continue to attend church online.
  • If you care for someone who is sick, has recently been ill, or is immunocompromised, we ask that you attend church online.
  • Please park in the parking lot on Sadie Drive attached to the First Baptist Church of Matthews Office and Youth Center.
  • All Handicap spaces will be open.
  • Overflow parking will be the vacant bank (formerly BB&T) parking lot next to Mac's Speed Shop.
  • Anyone wishing to attend services will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have one, we will be glad to provide you with a disposable face covering. Masks must be worn at all times while inside the building.
  • Children under the age of 5 will not be required to wear a mask, but should always be accompanied by an adult when in the building.
Entering and Exiting
  • The Sadie Drive entrance to the Youth center will be our ONLY entrance and exit point.
  • All other entry doors will remain locked with signs directing guests to Sadie Drive.
Worship Service Changes
  • All printed materials have been removed from the sanctuary with exception to drawing and coloring activities for children.
  • We will not pass out the offering plate, but have placed an offering box on the stage. We continue to encourage you to give your tithes and offerings via mail or online.
  • Families will be asked to sit together. Seating in the sanctuary is spaced appropriately.
  • We ask that families leave the building without lingering in the foyer or hallways.
  • We will not hold children's church at this time. Children should attend church with their families. Drawing and coloring activities will be provided for those that find it helpful. Please bring your own activities to help keep children quietly pre-occupied that may not be able to keep attention to the worship and sermon.
  • Bathrooms will be open with social distancing protocols in place.
  • Communal bathrooms will be available for use, with doors propped open (when not in use) for proper ventilation.
  • No more than 1 person at a time will be permitted in the same bathroom unless they are family members living in the same home.

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Our Team

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James Basnet

James is an award-winning musician focused on worship to serve God.
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Tony Fugere

Tony is a tech geek with a heart for missions.
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Bob Hott

Bob is a missionary with a passion for discipleship.
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James Basnet

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James is an award-winning musician focused on worship to serve God. He is the first Indian gospel artist to win an international award. He has won 3 IMEA awards and one Akademia award for his music.

He was born and raised in a Buddhist and Hindu family. His youth was not an easy one as his mother abandoned him and he was raised by his grandparents. Without any strong family guidance, he was unable to complete his education and eventually despaired of life itself. However, by the grace of God he turned to Christ and subsequently desired to serve the Lord who saved him. He has faithfully served the cause of Christ for the last 20 years in youth and worship ministry. In 2008 James married his wife, Imlinaro, and they have two children: a son Nicholas, and daughter Norah Emily.

James' passion is to serve God with music and bring an offering of worship before God's throne.

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Tony Fugere

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Tony is a tech geek with a heart for missions. He was born in Ohio and grew up in Matthews, NC, as an agnostic. God led him to his wife, Tamara, in 2007. After their marriage in 2009, he began to realize there was something missing in his soul. Tamara's family and his co-worker began pouring the love of Jesus and the gospel into him throughout this time. In 2011, he accepted Jesus Christ into his heart, made a public confession in early 2012 and was baptized in July 2013. Tamara and Tony dove head first into strengthening their faith, love for God and each other and serving in the churches which they have attended. Tony has been working in the information technology field in various capacities and most recently as the IT lead at a large, well-known consulting firm, where he manages a team of 11 and ensures highest quality services for their clients.

Tony and Tamara have two kids, Bella (9) and Remy (7).

For fun, they love traveling and camping in their travel trailer while visiting new places. Tony also enjoys photography, backpacking, the mountains and motorcycles (but doesn't ride anymore). He has a strong heart for serving and doing it in the way Jesus calls us to serve.

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Bob Hott

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Bob is a missionary with a passion for discipleship. He grew up in Illinois and France, had the blessings of a Christian home, trusted Christ at a young age, and was baptized in college. He has a Bachelor of Science (Microbiology) from Purdue University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Illinois. He has been involved in almost every area of church life including music and worship, Vacation Bible School, Awanas, community outreach, Bible teaching, elder and deacon council as well as short- and long-term overseas missions. Bob's passion is helping Christians understand the reliability of God's word and the wonderful blessing that is the Church, as well as using science to open doors to the gospel. He has been married to Karen for 43 years. They have 3 grown children and four grandchildren.

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Worship from Around the World

Our bands, the set list and times are set!

We’re excited to announce that we will have a 6-hour program. For the full schedule and list of artists, see below:

Friday May 8: Second Worship
Times listed in India Standard Time

  • James Basnet 10:00a - 10:45a
  • Bob Fitts 10:45a - 11:15a
  • Alvin Lama 11:15a - 11:35a
  • Santosh Samuel 11:35a - 12:10p
  • Among Longkumer 12:15p - 12:45p
  • Addison Verdell 12:45p - 1:10p
  • Sam Thomas 1:10p - 1:40p
  • Ayim Longchar 1:40p - 2:10p
  • Ajish Balan 2:10p - 2:40p
  • Tali Angh 2:40p - 3:10p
  • Adrian Dewan 3:10p - 3:40p
Friday May 8: Encore Performance
Times listed in India Standard Time

  • James Basnet 5:00p - 5:45p
  • Bob Fitts 5:45p - 6:15p
  • Alvin Lama 6:15p - 6:35p
  • Santosh Samuel 6:35p - 7:10p
  • Among Longkumer 7:15p - 7:45p
  • Addison Verdell 7:45p - 8:10p
  • Sam Thomas 8:10p - 8:40p
  • Ayim Longchar 8:40p - 9:10p
  • Ajish Balan 9:10p - 9:40p
  • Tali Angh 9:40p - 10:10p
  • Adrian Dewan 10:10p - 10:40p
Can’t make it? Replay any time after!

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Expected Worship

Postponed until Fall 2020. Stay tuned for updates!

A Seminar on Worship that pleases the Father's heart!

John 4:23-24

Limited Seats Only

Visit the Sign-up Form to register.

What's this all about?

Whether you are already involved in a worship team and want to refine your skills or you desire to serve in your worship team, or you just want to discover more about what is expected of us as worshippers - this is the place you've got to be.

Seminar sessions will target:

  • What the bible says about worship
  • Building and working as a team
  • Basic sound engineering
  • Classes specific to worship leaders and musicians


The Vessel @ First Baptist Matthews (Youth Center)
201 Sadie Dr
Matthews, NC 28105



10am - 3pm each day with graduation ceremony & celebration on Day 4!


Day 1, 2, 3
Session 1: 10am - 11am
Session 2: 11am - 12pm
Lunch 12pm - 1pm
Session 3: 1pm - 2pm
Session 4: 2pm - 3pm

Day 4
Session 1: 10am - 11am
Session 2: 11am - 12pm
Lunch 12pm - 1pm

1 pm - 4pm
Graduation Ceremony
Sound Check
Worship Concert


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Thank you so much for donating! We looking forward to seeing how your contribution will help with the growth of God's kingdom!

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We have a handful of ministries that are always seeking help.

Contact us to learn more about how you can help!


Service Program

Next service program is coming soon!

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