So Where Are We Now Service


Baptism 2012




Join us for Newcomer Breakfast
Sunday, November 8th at 9:30am
Meet Pastor John and the Newcomer Team
to Learn More about First Baptist Church.



“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

Missions Emphasis - 2016




See the Missions Board at the Church
or follow our Mission Moments Newsletters
for upcoming events.

Family Promise Website click here:

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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The Weekly Schedule At First
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 Mission’s Committee (1st Sun.)
  Deacon’s Meeting (3rd Sun.)
  Building and Grounds Committee (4th Sun.)
*9:30 AM MOM’s Bible Study (Feb 2 & 16)
*9:30 AM MOM’s Morning Out (Feb 9 & 23)
10:00 AM Master’s Mission Meeting (Jan 19th)
5:00 PM SHINE - Women’s Ensemble Rehearsal
5:30 PM Dinner
6:10 PM First Family Time - Fellowship & Prayer
*6:30 PM Youth and Children Activities
  Young Adult Bible Study
  Pastor’s Bible Study Led by Dr. Fairless
  Adult Study Led by Rev. Walters and Dr. Clifton
  Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
7:15 PM Voices Afire Rehearsal (1st and 3rd Wed)
  Praise Team Rehearsal (2nd and 4th Wed)
6:00 PM Hope Lodge (1st Thurs.) (Jan 7th)
*Nursery Care Available
^Hearing Impaired Services Available


Feb 3: Chicken Teriyaki, Fried Rice, Mixed
Vegetables, Egg Rolls, Salad
Feb 10: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy,
Mixed Veggies, Salad
Feb 17: BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans,
Corn, Cole Slaw, Biscuits
Feb 24: Baked Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
Green Beans,Cole Slaw, Corn Bread
Mar 2: Lasagna, Green Beans,
Garlic Bread, Garden Salad


Grub and Games for Youth:  Fri. Feb. 12 6-9pm @ FBC
Youth Lunch & Pet Store: Sun. Feb. 25 after Worship
Young Adult Dinner & Bible Study: Sun. Feb 21, 6pm
NOW-Night of Worship:  Sun. Feb 28, 6pm @ FBC

Missions Emphasis - 2016

FM Pancake Breakfast - Feb 2016


To Sign up for the Women's Bible Study please complete the online form or call the church office 352-376-4682.

Prayer Finding the Hearts True Home

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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