Newcomer Connection

Have you recently started coming to First Baptist? Want to meet other people? Want to meet the pastors? Want to know a little more about the church? Come December 6th at 9a to the Cafe on the 1st floor because we want to get to know you!

No Wednesday Night Activities on 11/25

As part of the Thanksgiving holiday we will not have any activities on Wednesday night including the Wednesday night meal. The church office will be open on Wednesday, but will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Operation Christmas Child

It is that time of year again to fill a shoebox with toys, candy, hygiene products, and many more items to send to a child overseas. Operation Christmas Child is a great opportunity that each of us has to show love to a child we have not met and most importantly bring the Gospel to them. On November 15th, we will be collecting all of our OCC shoeboxes and dedicating them during the morning worship service. Our goal as a church is 1500 shoeboxes.
First Baptist also serves as a collection center for the Upper Cumberland area. November 16th-23rd is National Collection Week as different churches, organizations, and individuals will be bringing their shoeboxes to the gym. If you would be interested in helping out during this time, please contact Brenda Spain at (931) 265-0645.

TN Tech is Here!

We have 12,000 college students in Cookeville for the Fall semester. Many of these students are freshmen and transfer students living in Cookeville for the first time. At FBC, we love our college students and want to be a place in Cookeville where you can grow as a follower of Jesus and find community to support you in that walk. Each week there are several connection points:

Worship is at 10:00a in the Worship Center on the 2nd floor. You will find many of our college students up in the middle section close to the front.
“Lunch & the Word” (College Small Group) meets 11:30a in the Fellowship Hall. Each Sunday we have lunch together and do a Bible study. This Fall we will will begin a three year walk through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The Bible is one story and that story is the Gospel. All of Scripture points to Jesus whether it is the Old Testament pointing forward to the cross or it is the New Testament that points back to the cross. Join us each Sunday for lunch and a time of Bible study.

This is also a great way for our church to serve and love on our college students by preparing lunch for them. We are looking for families or small groups that would prepare a meal for our students. If you are interested, contact Alex at

Common Ground (Worship service with TN Tech BCM at 8p. More info at

Contact Alex for more details how you can be a part of the college ministry and impact Tennessee Tech!

New Small Groups Started 

The first Sunday in August begins a new year in all of our small groups. Children and students promoted to the next grade. High School seniors joined the college group. This is a time of new connections for our children and students, but also can be for our adults. If you haven’t found a small group to do life and learn the Bible with then check out our list of small groups or have us help you find one here.