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.
Amy Johns has joined our staff as the Director of Music for Traditional Worship in Aug. 2020. Amy is currently the Coordinator of Music at Columbia College where she teaches a wide range of music classes for music and non-music majors, develops curriculum, assists with show production, and advises students. Amy received a master’s degree in Vocal Performance in 2005 and a bachelor’s degree in Music in 1996, both from the University of Missouri in Columbia. In addition to her music education and teaching skills, Amy also has experience in the church. She served as part-time Director of Music at First Christian Church in Centralia, MO from 2005 to 2009 where she directed the Chancel Choir, led congregational singing, provided solo special music, and coordinated two cantatas a year.