Christian Community

When Jesus met with His disciples for the last time, He said to them...

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:34).

The ministry of Christian Community seeks to promote loving relationships within First Baptist Church.

There are many ways we can do this in our church family. We have teams that are committed to engage our congregation in prayer, pastoral care, marriage enrichment, family building, women’s ministry, physical health issues, welcoming new members, and fellowship.

Our goal is to open the doors of our church so that all who enter here will find a place of belonging and feel loved and cared for.

Special Events

hearts-afire-logo-web.jpgHearts Afire Storytelling Festival

January 27-29, 2017

Heart Warming Entertainment

Come in from the winter cold and let world-class storytellers Tim Lowry, Sheila Arnold Jones and Linda Goodman warm your heart. Revel in the joy of recognizing your family, your friends and yourself in these stories, old and new.

Strengthening the Bonds of Your Community

Bring your family* and friends to share this memorable event you’ll talk about for years to come.

“Storytelling is a shared experience…and shared experiences are the basis of all relationships.” – J. G. “PAW-PAW” Pinkerton

* NOT recommended for children under 12.

Igniting a Firestorm of Stories in our Wake

It’s virtually impossible to listen to these great tellers and not be reminded of your own stories; it’s our goal to inspire our audiences to go home and share their stories and to encourage their family and friends to share their stories, too.

Tickets: $35-$100. Register now!


SOUPer Sunday

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Come and share in fellowship, chili, grilled cheese sandwiches, and salad on Super Bowl Sunday in Flamming Hall after the 11 a.m. service. Our deacons are our gracious hosts and will provide desserts. There is a suggested donation of $5 per adult, $3 per child.


Ministries Include:

Pastoral Care

  • Critical Care / Hospital visits
  • Funerals / Bereavement 
  • Grief Support
  • Ministry to Families in Crisis
  • Congregational Care for Homebound
  • Wedding / Marriage Preparation

Prayer Ministry

  • Catalyst Prayer
  • Prayer Retreats in Spring / Fall
  • Service of Prayer for Healing
Congregational Health
Fellowship & Spiritual Enrichment
  • For Ladies Only (FLO) Women's Ministry
  • Fellowship Friends (new member companions) 
  • Family Ministry Team

For more information contact Lynn Turner, Senior Associate Pastor.

Parish Health Medical Supply Closet

The Parish Health ministry sponsors a Medical Supply Closet and seeks donations of gently-used medical supplies such as metal crutches, walkers, canes, wheelchairs and knee scooters. Items will be available on loan to people who are convalescing. Please contact Emily Trueman, 804-737-8635, to make donations or requests for equipment.