Serving the Lord in and Through the Church

The Bible teaches that an important part of the Christian life is service to the Lord, in thanks for what He has done for us. There are a lot of avenues at First Baptist to serve the Lord. Some of them are given below.

Areas for Service

  • Preschool and Children's Ministry (Sunday morning)
  • Royal Ambassadors (RA's) for 3rd-5th grade boys and Girls in Action (GA's) for 3rd-5th grade girls
  • Awana Ministry (Wed night) - Sparks (K-2nd), Cubbies (preschool), Puggles (2-3 year olds)
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Nursery care
  • Deaf Ministry
  • Music Ministry (choir, praise team, Chrysalis band, special/performance music)
  • Teaching: Sunday School, Cell Group Bible Studies (Wed nights at the church)
  • Youth Ministry: Youth Leaders, Home Life Group Sponsors, Sunday School teachers, event chaperones
  • Transportation: Bus Driver (special trips)
  • Greeter Ministry (Sun. morning)
  • Adults on Mission (Rest Home/Shut-In Ministry)
  • Women on Mission (monthly projects)
  • Care Ministry (once a month Sunday afternoon card-writing ministry)
  • Baptist Men - Service Projects, Handicap Ramp Construction
  • Greater Things Outreach Center - Local food distribution ministry supported by the church
  • Genesis House - Once a month meal ministry to a homeless shelter in Lexington.
  • Operation Christmas Child (Christmas ministry)
  • Committees: Building and Grounds, Technology, Stewardship, etc.
  • Deacon Ministry

Serving and Sharing Around the World

Our church also believes in participating in mission around the world. As a Southern Baptist Church we participate not only in giving and supporting missions through the Cooperative Program and other mission works and agencies, but also in going and serving with missionaries and churches around the world.


We have partnerships through the North American Mission Board in Toronto, Canada as well as with international missionary Daniel Byrd in Romania. We take international trips annually through the church sending teams, as well as support individuals within the church who serve internationally through missions agencies short-term.


Other individuals in our church also consistently serve in various parts of the United States, Nepal, India, Portugal, and Thailand.