First Baptist Welcome

Here at First Baptist Welcome, we would love to worship, connect, and serve with you. First Baptist is a Southern Baptist church that has a balance of history & tradition with modern Bible teaching & worship. No matter who you are, or your place in life, there are classes, opportunities, and areas for impact available to you. From Senior Adult Ministry to Preschool and Children's Classes, and everything in between, come be involved in a place where our overarching goal as a church is to help individuals and families become more familiar with and changed by the message of the Bible. We hope this site will help you navigate what community and ministry look like at First Baptist Welcome, and we hope to see you soon!

During this time of separation, we are doing what we can to remain active in your lives and help you to maintain your focus on God. In order to do so, we have been streaming our services online. Follow the link below to be directed toward our online services.


If you are in need of closed captioning, you can view the videos on our youtube channel at this link.


Worship Pastor Candidate Information

The Personnel Committee is excited to present John Braley for the position of Worship Pastor. John is seen here with his wife Laura, and their children Micah and Caleb. John has been in full-time vocational worship ministry for 17 years, and has ministered for the last 10 years at Lake Ellen Baptist Church (SBC) in Florida.

Important Things to Know:

- Interview videos are available for viewing here.

Personnel Committee answering questions submitted by the church, click here

John & Laura Braley answering questions submitted by the church, click here.

- John & Laura and their family will be with us the weekend of August 2nd, and will be a part of the worship service that day. A live vote will be taken that day, as well as an online/call in vote the week of Aug 3-7 for any unable to be at the live service.