At First Baptist Church, we're always excited to welcome new visitors. We hope you'll join us for a service, and we want to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Here's what you can expect when you come to our 9:45 am Bible Study classes, 11:00 am worship service or our 7:00 pm evening service.
Our church is located at the corner of 7th and Pena Streets, and parking is located across the street. If you have mobility restrictions, feel free to use one of several handicap designated parking spots on Eighth and Houston Sts.
Please don't worry about what you'll wear to church, for we truly believe people should come to God as they are. You don't need to dress up to get his approval--that comes through Jesus' sacrifice. Once you walk in the doors, you'll see that the congregation has all types of people in all kinds of dress.
When you walk in, find one of our greeters and introduce yourself. They're usually stationed at the doors and Welcome Desk, and they'll show you where everything is. They'll help you find the nursery and Sunday school rooms if you have kids. Our greeters can also point you to the restrooms, sanctuary and fellowship area. If you have any questions about the service itself, the greeters are able to provide helpful answers.
Our pastor preaches from the NLT Bible, which is easy for most folks understand. We will pass the offering plates during the service, but as a guest, you should not feel obligated to give. Simply pass the plate to the next person. We also believe in public invitations because Jesus asks us to follow Him in our public and private life. If you would rather not respond by coming to the altar, please feel free to contact the pastor to talk or pray together.