Hello, friend! Glad you found our First Baptist Church website, and I hope what you discover here will cause you to want to spend some time with us. It is my privilege to be the Pastor of this fine congregation, a position in which I have served for over twelve years. This church has been ministering to the Anderson area since 1821, and we continue to serve Christ and this community from our location here in the heart of the city of Anderson.
If you want to know more about us, browse this website. Then I encourage you to join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30 AM, followed by Bible study classes for all ages. We have children's worship available in "The Rock," along with child care for the little ones.
We also have a full Wednesday evening program beginning with a fellowship supper at 5:00 PM. While adults have a choice of study groups, our children are involved in missions and music activities. Youth also have a special gathering on Wednesday evenings, so there is something for everyone! Check the bulletin, Beacon and calendar for current schedules.
This is truly a warm, caring congregation that seeks to take the love of Jesus Christ beyond the walls of the church. Our members are involved in mentoring at-risk children, providing low-cost senior adult housing at the Wilmary Apartments, feeding the hungry through Saturday Servants, building Habitat for Humanity houses (three so far!), providing a traditional New Year's Day meal and some warm clothes to the needy and homeless in our area. Six hundred and fifty-five people showed up for the meal this year!
And there's so much more. You just need to come and experience First Baptist for yourself. I believe you will be glad you did!
Jim Thomason, Pastor