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.
First Baptist Church is excited to welcome Shelby Myers as our new Awakening Praise Band Director. Shelby has loved music her whole life. She taught herself to play guitar at 15, and began leading worship at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Greenville, Texas at 16. Shelby attended Dallas Christian College, where she led a travelling worship team and chapel services. She also served as a worship leader in three churches in Texas before she and her family moved to Columbia.
Shelby is familiar with First Baptist as she and her family have visited several times over the few past years for various events and services. She is married to Jon Myers (who teaches English at Rock Bridge High School) and is the mother of Katie (8), Nate (6) and Elizabeth (4) and the stepmom of Jake (19). Shelby is also a full-time graduate student in a master’s program in clinical counseling at Central Methodist University and is working on fulfilling her dream of being a counselor. Shelby is excited about this opportunity and we look forward to growing together as she leads in worship.