The Heart of God 
- always surrounded by the love of God.

The Cross of Christ 
- forever redeemed by the life
  of Christ, given on the cross.

The Light of the Spirit 
- continually guided by the light of the Spirit,
  shining on us, to us, and through us.

We are connected 
- to God through forgiveness;
  to each other, sharing a common bond of love;
  and to our world, caring in Christ's name.

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Baptism 2012


“First” reminds us that the first and most important thing about our identity is our faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Romans 10:13 says that, “Whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” We believe that the basis for church membership is a personal profession of faith in Christ. That’s the first thing that is required of every member of First Baptist Church!

“Baptist” means that we hold to many of the historic teachings of the Baptist denomination, which is a part of the wider fellowship of the Christian church throughout the world. While baptism by immersion is certainly a distinctive part of who we are, we also believe in the authority of the Bible as God’s word to us, the right and responsibility of each person to respond freely to God, the power of each local church to follow the leadership of Christ as it sees fit, and the principle of free exercise of religion in a free state.

"Church” means that we do the things that we believe the Bible teaches all churches should do: we worship, we serve, we learn, we witness, and we grow in relationship to one another and to God. That’s what church is all about!



To access our Worship Services go to

            Video Broadcasts - Live and Recorded

Audio Broadcasts - Live and Recorded


To access previous programs go to

Previously Recorded Programs and Musicals

Church Wide Visioning Report and the Vision 2020 Team Update.




Beginning the Christian Life - TwoSessions

Join us for more sessions in the Fall Wednesday Pastor's Bible Study



Needs are all around us!
What abilities and resources do YOU have
to meet those needs?
Join us at First Baptist as we seek to
Be the presence of Christ
Around the corner and Around our world!

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This Week at First Baptist
Sunday, Sept 14
8:30am Early Worship   
*9:30am Bible Study
*^10:50am Gathering Time - in the Sanctuary
*^11:00am Morning Worship
12:00 pm Web/Technology Team Meeting
Wednesday, Sept 17
5:00 pm SHINE - Ladies Ensemble Rehearsal
5:30 pm Dinner (Call by noon on Tues. to make or cancel reservations)
Menu:   Spaghetti with Meatballs, Green Beans
              Garden Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert   
6:10 pm First Family Time - a time of Fellowship and Prayer
*6:30 pm

Youth and Children Activities
Young Adult Bible Study
Pastor’s Bible Study - Listening to the Twelve
Adult Study - Helping Those Who Hurt
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

7:30 pm Voices Afire Rehearsal
Thursday, Sept 18
9:00 am Women’s Bible Study - Children of the Day   
  *Nursery Care Available  ^Hearing Impaired Services Available


Upcoming Events
September 28th Family Fun Day - Bouncin’ Big 4-6pm
Newcomer Dinner 6pm
October 12th Ladies “Tablescapes" Informational Session 12pm
Preschool Children First in Our Hearts 3pm
October 16th Youth “Lockin” 6pm-8am
October 26th Harvest Festival  4-6:30pm
October 31st Youth Party @ Pastor Mikes 6-9pm


Fall 2014 Meetings
Deacons Sun 12pm Sept 21st, Oct 19th, Nov 16th
Master’s Missions Group Tues 10am Sept 16th, Oct 21st, Nov 18th
Mission Committee Sun 12pm Sept 7th; Oct 5th, Nov 2nd
Quarterly Business Meeting Wed 6:30pm Oct 22nd
Trustees Wed 4:30pm Sept 17th, Oct 15th, Nov 19th
Web Team/Technology Sun 12pm Sept 14th, Nov 9th
Youth Parents Sun 12pm Sept 14th





Helpful Info

Giving Link: Give to First

Phone:  (352) 376-4681


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First Baptist Church
14105 NW 39th Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32606

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am—4:00 pm

Wednesday Extended Hours
4:00—5:30 pm

Closed Fridays

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