Connect Class This Sunday

Have you recently been visiting or joined FBC? Come to our Connect Class on January 25th at 8:45a in the Family Life Center to find out more about First Baptist Cookeville, joining a small group, or finding a place to serve. This is a great opportunity to discover what First Baptist is about. If you would like to attend, call the church office at (931)526-7108 or email Linda Venturino at

Senior Pastor Search Committee Town Hall Meeting

On January 25th at 6p in the Sanctuary, the Senior Pastor Search Committee will hold a church-wide meeting to give you an update on the search process and an opportunity to make sure your questions or concerns have been asked and discussed with the candidates.

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!

St. Lucia Mission Trip

March 6-13, 2015, FBC will be taking a team of college students to St. Lucia to work with our church planting partner, Nat. We will have to opportunity to go into several schools and churches to share the Gospel in addition to other opportunities around the island. Come spend Spring Break and carry out the Great Commission in St. Lucia. You can download our information pack for this trip right here. A $200 deposit is needed to secure your spot on our 10 person team. Contact Alex for more information.

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.