Making Disciples who Make Disciples

We believe that effective disciples have a relationship with Jesus Christ
We encourage small group participation through Bible study
We desire to see disciples use their gifts for the Kingdom of God
We believe in proper stewardship of the resources that God has given us
We believe that disciples of Jesus are to be Great Commission focused and intentionally mission minded


 Sunday Service Times:
8:45am Blended Worship
10am Sunday School
11am Contemporary Worship
6pm Evening Worship
Wednesday Service Times:
5pm Family Supper
6pm Connection Groups, Children’s Missions & Choir
6:15pm Prayer Meeting
 Youth Activities
7:15pm Adult Choir

We ‘re glad that you have stopped by to learn what we’re all about. We hope you see our passion for Jesus and His gospel. He is the reason we do what we do.

 First Baptist is a God-centered, mission-minded, multi-generational body of believers. Our mission is to love God, to love each other, and to love our world (Mt. 22.34-40; Mt. 28.18-20).These three form the DNA of our church.

The most concrete means of expressing love for God is worship. Therefore, we provide opportunities for both traditional and contemporary worship and support personal worship as a lifestyle.
The most practical key to loving each other is building relationships within the church family, and the most efficient means of building relationships is involvement in a small group. We encourage 3 avenues of small group involvement: Sunday School, Connection Groups, and Life Groups.
We support a number of opportunities to love the world (those beyond our church family) through evangelism and ministry. We sponsor ministries that range from the local community to foreign countries, all of which are focused on sharing the reality of Christ with a broken world.


Meet the First Baptist Ministry Staff

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Wade Lee
 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20


Where can you connect?



Worship is our response to God’s initiative. It is His idea and it is all about Him. Worship services are planned scripturally to reflect what God is saying to us as a church and to give voice to the heart’s desire of His people to praise Him. We respond to Him corporately in different ways but always consistent with His Word. From contemporary, to more traditional, to blended services, we want to worship in spirit and in truth.



Students are energetic, creative, passionate, and just plain fun to be around. Our goal in student ministry is simply to help students take those positive traits and use them for the kingdom of God. Our students are involved in Bible studies designed to challenge faith to flourish and inspire Christ-likeness. We also have different avenues of ministry opportunities throughout the year for students to share the hope of the gospel. In addition we offer numerous opportunities designed to promote Christian fellowship and spiritual growth.



Our desire is to provide support and encouragement to parents while providing programs and activities that lay a strong spiritual foundation for children from birth to 6th grade. On-going preschool activities include Sunday School, Mission Friends, choir, Mother’s Day Out, Weekday Early Education, and nursery care during worship. Older children enjoy Sunday School, Discipletown (kids church), RA’s, GA’s, and choir.  Throughout the summer, kids can also enjoy VBS, Music Camp, Art Camp, Centrikid Camp, & other “Fun in the Son” activities.




Find your connection with God, His Word, and His followers in any of the multiple areas of discipleship that First Baptist Church offers.
Sunday School– our primary mode of small group Bible study.
Connection Groups– small groups that are interest driven and biblically based.
Life Groups– home fellowships that do life together while growing together in the Word. 
Refuge– college bible study that meets every week at 7:30pm
The Well– Women’s small group that meets on Thursday mornings.


The strategy of missions at First Baptist is to be a beacon of light in our community, preparing disciples, and sending those whom God has called out into the world through multiple mission opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally.


Watchman Prayer is our 24/7 prayer ministry. Our Watchman Prayer Wall consists of 168 prayer warriors, one for each hour of the day, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. If you would like to be a part of this intercessory prayer ministry please contact the office. 


Preaching God’s Word

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Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Cor. 9:7


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First Baptist Church
Address: 202 7th Street N
               Columbus, MS 39701
Mailing Address: PO Box 829
               Columbus, MS 39703
Phone: 662-328-3915
Prayer Line: 662-328-3925
WEE School: 662-245-1212
Fax: 662-328-3952
Email: office@columbusbfc.org

Pastor: Dr. Shawn Parker

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