Senior Pastor Search Committee Report

After 9 months of prayer, meeting, and traveling, the Senior Pastor Search Committee has been led to 1 man from more than 200 resumes that were received. At this time, the name of the prospective Senior Pastor cannot be released with respect to the church he is currently serving at. We are excited for what God will do over the coming months at Cookeville First and look forward to the prospective Senior Pastor and his family visiting Cookeville in April to meet everyone. A couple dates that you will want to put on your calendar in April:

April 19th (6p)-Town Hall Meeting w/ Pastor Search Committee (information about the prospective pastor will be released at this time)
April 25th (3-5p)-Meet & Greet w/ Prospective Pastor’s Family
April 26th-Prospective Pastor will preach in 10a Worship. Vote on calling the candidate will follow the worship service.

Please be in prayer for the prospective pastor and his family ahead of their visit. Continue in prayer for the search committee, our church, and pastors ahead of this crucial time in the ministry of Cookeville First.

College Scholarship Application

Each year FBC offers scholarships to our college students to assist in their undergraduate education. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must fill out an application and submit it to the church office by April 30th. You can download the application here.

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.

Senior Pastor Search Committee Named

On May 7th, the church unanimously approved the Senior Pastor Search Committee that was proposed to the church. The Senior Pastor Search Committee is made up of the following seven people:
Jim Viar (Chair)
Greg Steeves
John Zhu
Andrew Hetzel
Sue Boyd
Bethany Timmerman
Tara Masters

Please be in prayer for this committee as they begin the search for the next Senior Pastor to lead First Baptist.