Welcome to the 1689 Reformed Baptist Fellowship at the University of Central Florida!  From your first visit with us, you’ll notice that the 1689 RBF is a place where students like you love the Lord Jesus Christ and are faithfully committed to following His word.

About Us

The 1689 Reformed Baptist Fellowship is a student organization on the campus of the University of Central Florida devoted to reaching students with the good news of salvation from sin and the wrath of God through repentant faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

General Information

Weekly Meeting:

Thursday Evenings from 7:00pm-9:00pm at MSB 121.
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816.
Contact Information

3370 Snow Hill Road
Chuluota, FL 32766
Student Leader:
Jon Powell
(407) 637-4652

[email protected]


Our Mission

Our mission statement is "Making Disciples for the Glory of God." In keeping with that mission, our desire is to help Christian students at UCF grow in their faith and live out their faith in what can be a challenging environment for any Christian. Our hope is to see others turn to faith in Christ as well through the faithful preaching of the Gospel.
The Lord gives us the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20 where He says “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them (the disciples) in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them (the disciples) to observe (or to obey) all things that I have commanded you.”  A disciple, from the context, is a learning follower of the Lord Jesus Christ – someone who has repented, or turned away from a life of sin, and has placed their faith in Jesus Christ alone to save them.  Making a disciple, then, involves faithfulness in evangelism, the baptizing of disciples in a local church, and then teaching them, as Paul says, “for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name.”  That’s a fitting description of what we’re all about here at the 1689 Reformed Baptist Fellowship!
Come and connect with other like-minded believers, study the Bible with us, and serve the Lord's cause on the campus of UCF!

What We Believe

The 1689 RBF is a campus group in agreement with the great biblical doctrines of the Protestant Reformation.  Salvation from sin is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.  The Bible is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and doctrine.  We believe that doctrine to be most faithfully expressed by the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689.

Reformed Baptist

Reformed Baptist churches arose primarily during the protestant reformation in England during the 1640’s and hold to the fundamental tenants of historic, orthodox Christianity.  Reformed Baptist identity is marked by “Trinitarian orthodoxy and Calvinistic evangelicalism” that “supported the New Testament witness to a believers’ church practicing the immersion of only those who have faith in the righteousness of Christ and manifest the marks of the new birth” (The Baptists: Volume One by Tom Nettles, p. 15).  What defines a Reformed Baptist Church?

Confession of Faith

Reformed Baptists believe that our theology is anchored in a rich doctrinal heritage arising from a commitment to Sola Scriptura and summarized primarily in the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689.  

Scripture teaches that the church is the “pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).  And while each individual Christian is responsible to understand the Bible for himself, we should labor for faithful understanding in consideration of what the church has understood in community