Our Mission & Vision

First Baptist Church of Elkton (FBCE) is a southern Baptist church serving the greater Elkton area, Cecil County and upper Delaware.We are cooperating members of the Susquehanna Baptist Association and the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware. We minister together with sister churches and are part of the Greater Elkton Ministerial Association.

We support over 10,000 home and foreign missionaries throughout America and around the world.

It is our joy to share the love of Christ with Elkton, Cecil County, Delaware, the United States and the world.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor Arlen Pfenninger, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Arlen has a passion for unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at First Baptist Church since November 2013. He and his wife Kelly have four children. Arlen has ministered in Maryland, Delaware, Florida, Texas, and Ohio. He holds degrees from Liberty Baptist Seminary, Southern Methodist University, and Asbury University.



Pastor Greg Weigel, Associate Pastor

Pastor Greg’s main responsibility is pastoral care and education.