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 for our Awakening service at 9:15am or our Traditional Hybrid worship at 11:15am on Sundays.
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
Carol has been pastor at First Baptist Church of Columbia since July of 2012. She grew up in rural Tennessee, which you will know when you hear her southern accent. She met her husband Michael in college at Carson-Newman University in east Tennessee. She has a Bachelor if Arts degree in psychology and human services from Carson Newman. Carol is also a graduate of George W Truett Theological Seminary and the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University, where she earned her Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work. She has a Doctor of Ministry in Worship, Preaching and Spirituality from Drew University in New Jersey.
Carol and Michael have two children, Nate and Marin.