About Us

Winthrop Baptist Church, also known as the First Baptist Church of Saybrook, is a historic congregation dating back to 1744.

Located “on the green” at the junction of Route 80 and Route 145 in the Winthrop section of Deep River, worship services are held every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. During worship, Christian education activities and childcare are available for children. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. 

As one of the three oldest Baptist churches in Connecticut, we have the honor of being the mother church to Deep River Baptist Church and the former First Baptist Church of Chester.  Our membership in the Stonington Union-New London Baptist Association (SUNL) goes back to its founding in 1785, and we have been a part of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut, Inc. (ABCONN) since its establishment in 1823 as the Connecticut Baptist Convention. 

Our concern for God’s Kingdom universal is expressed through membership in the American Baptist Churches in the USA, Inc., and its world mission program.

Pastor: Sean Collins
Organist: Marilyn Steward Lazare