First Baptist Church of Columbia is a vibrant community of Christ-followers striving not for uniformity, but for unity that can only come through the work of the Holy Spirit. In our call to be one as Christ has proclaimed, we seek to treat diversity with respect and love, and nurture our faith as we journey together in the work of God's Kingdom.
Our Sundays are filled with opportunities to worship God while building a faithful community. We invite you to join us this Sunday to participate in one of our three worship services and connect with one of our small group communities.
Awakening service at 9:15am
Sunday Morning Small Groups at 10:15 am
Traditional service at 11:15 am
We value our kids and students not just as the future of our church, but also the present. Our young people are invited to join in the worship and leadership of our community. Building a foundation of faith while developing a passion for Christ and the Church is essential to all of our ministry efforts.
We believe that what we do within each ministry should flow purposefully out of what we value and love. Our ministries are designed to build community and faith. We offer a mix of life stage/ affinity groups as well as inter-generational opportunities to connect the entire body of Christ.
Carol serves as the Pastor here at First Baptist. Her love for people, passion for preaching, and dedication to following God's calling can be seen in all she does at First Baptist.office: 573-442-1149
Michael is our Associate Pastor for Youth, College and Young Adults, and Missions. He works with students in Middle School, High School and beyond as they grow in faith and move towards adulthood. office: 573-442-1149
Colleen's title is Organist, yet she brings so much more than just the gift of music to our church family. Her heart for worship and the gentleness of her spirit are a welcoming presence in our faith community.
Brenda's job title is Project Coordinator, which covers a broad array of duties. From seasonal displays for worship, to church decor, to maintaining our website, Brenda is a busy lady.office: 573-442-1149
Ed serves as the Associate Pastor for Music and Administration. He is in charge of everything from choir practice and hand bells to construction projects and heating bills. When in doubt, ask Ed.office: 573-442-1149
CDC Director, As Director of the Child Development Center her passion for early childhood education and leadership brought her to the First Baptist CDC family. From managing staff to serving lunch, Jess is involved in all aspects of the CDC. office: 573-443-7677