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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“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.




Next Event:  To be Announced

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
Wednesday, Jan 14
5:00 pm SHINE - Women's ENsemble Rehearal
5:30 pm Dinner (Call by noon on Tues. to make or cancel reservations)
Menu:   Roast Pork, Glazed Carrots, Stuffing,
              Salad, Rolls, 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 Study - Haromony of the Gospels, Led by Dr. Fairless
Adult Study - Led by Rev. Walters & Dr. Russell Clifton
Santuary Choir Rehearsal
7:30 pm Voices Afire Rehearsal
Sunday, Jan 18
8:30 am Early Worship   
*9:30 am Bible Study
*^10:50 am Gathering Time - in the Sanctuary
*^11:00 am Morning Worship
12:00 pm Deacon's Meeting
  *Nursery Care Available  ^Hearing Impaired Services Available


Upcoming Events
January 15-19 MLK Youth Weekend Event
January 25 Endowment Banquest (12pm)
Jan 29- Feb 26 Women's Bible Study (Thursday's 9am)
Upcoming Meetings
Deacons Sun Jan 18 @ 12pm
Master’s Missions Group Tues Jan 20 @ 10am
Mission Committee Sun  Feb 1 @ 12pm
Quarterly Business Meeting Wed Jan 28 @ 6:30pm
Trustees Wed Jan 21 @ 4:30pm
Web Team/Technology Sun March 11 @ 12pm



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Sign-up for Breath Women's Bible Study




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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