Scott McKinney Called as Senior Pastor

After more than a year of seeking God’s direction and will for First Baptist, the Pastor Search Committee was led to Scott McKinney. Scott preached the morning of April 26th and afterwards was affirmed as the new Senior Pastor by a vote of more than 99%. We are excited to see how God uses Scott along with our other pastors to lead First Baptist in Great Commission work.
Scott will officially join First Baptist on June 1st and will begin preaching on June 7th. He will be joining us from Wrens, GA where he has served as the Senior Pastor of Wrens Baptist Church for 6 years.
Please join us in praying for Scott, his wife, Christa, and their children, Taylor, Sam, and Laura Grace. Also be in prayer for Wrens Baptist Church as they move into a time of transition and seek God’s will for the man to serve as their pastor.

Vacation Bible School

Journey Off the Map is coming to First Baptist for the week of June 15-19 from 8:30a-12:15p. VBS is a great time of Bible study for children (completed K-6th grades). Each day they will also spend time learning songs about who Jesus is, doing crafts, and playing games. You will not want to miss VBS this year!
In addition to VBS during the week, there are two opportunities for families to come and have a good time too. On Sunday June 14th at 6p, we will have a VBS Kickoff where we will have bounce houses, a water slide, sno cones, popcorn, and much more. Then on Friday June 19th at 6p at Parkview Elementary, we will have a Family Fun Night which will include OMC. OMC is “Organized Mass Chaos” and it is awesome. Kids will be performing a variety of tasks given to them on cards and you won’t want to miss the laughs that will ensue.
You can find more information and sign your child up on our VBS page.

TN Tech is Back!

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 semester we are looking at a series of Old Testament stories and show you how they fit into the Gospel storyline of the Bible.

This is 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

College Bible Study begins at 8p in 1st floor Cafe. This semester we will working our way through the Book of Acts.

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

New Small Groups Start August 3rd

The first Sunday in August begins a new year in all of our small groups. Children and students get promoted to the next grade. High School seniors join 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.