Who We Are


Our mission: As individuals and as a family of baptized believers in Jesus Christ, is to glorify God in all that we do.  We desire to serve God in accomplishing His redemptive purpose throughout the world; through worshipping and exalting Him, sharing His plan of salvation with unbelievers, discipling and teaching His people, and demonstrating His love through practical ministry to our world.

Our church covenant: Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we as members of First Baptist Church, Cookeville, Tennessee, do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ. 

We agree, therefore, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also agree to maintain family and personal devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our families and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings; to be faithful in our engagements; to be exemplary in our conduct; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior.

We further agree to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling; to show courtesy in our speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the teachings of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover agree that when we move from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

First Baptist Church has a wide variety of Christ-centered ministries designed to enrich and equip your life.  There is a place for YOU to experience the Lord in personal spiritual growth.

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