June 23/2017 New Mailing Address P O Box 459 Ellisville, MS 39437
First Baptist Church
Thursday, December 13, 2018
302 E Holly St, Ellisville, MS (601)-477-3256

Quick Answers

1.     What is First Baptist like?

Guests in our church often tell us how friendly our church family is. We are concerned about each other and people in our community. We want people to come to know Christ personally, mature in faith, and be our friends.
Whether you are seeking spiritual truth for the first time or you have been in church all of your life, we believe you will find our ministry helpful and relevant to your needs. Even if you have had a bad experience in church, try us out. You’ll find that we will assist you without crowding you.


2.     What are the emphases of First Baptist?
Two basic goals of our church are to know Christ and to help people. We accomplish these goals by fulfilling five purposes. We gather for worship, discipleship, evangelism, fellowship, and ministry. A range of activities including worship services, Bible study, and training help us to fulfill these purposes. 


3.     What are the services like?
Our services focus attention on our great God. We use a blend of contemporary and traditional music. The sermons are designed to be biblical and yet practical. We use multimedia resources, and on occasion we use drama and skits to underscore the relevance of God’s timeless truth in the Bible.


4.     What do you believe?
We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. We follow the statement of beliefs adopted by our convention called “The Baptist Faith and Message”. (Copies are available in our church office.)
If you are not familiar with that document, the essence of it is as follows. The Bible is God’s authoritative, infallible word. Salvation comes to people as God convicts them of their sin and they trust in Christ as their Savior. The Holy Spirit guides and empowers believers for a faithful service. Believers show their faithfulness to Christ by being baptized by immersion and joining with a church family. Believers are expected to live in a way that honors Christ. Believers mature as they spend time in meditation, worship, and Christian service. 
5.     When do you meet?
On Sunday mornings, Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m., and morning worship services are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. On Sunday evenings, Discipleship Training is at 5:00 p.m., and worship is at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, our Praise and Prayer service for adults, mission organizations for children, and youth ROAR for teenagers all are at 6:00 p.m.
Throughout the year we have special events that meet at various times such as musicals, our Christmas Eve service, and revivals. 


6.     What should I wear?

On Sunday morning some people wear suits while others wear blue jeans. On Sunday night and Wednesday night no one wears a tie (except guests who did not know). We meet to worship God, not to check out each other’s clothing.


7.     Will I have to do or say anything?

We can assure you that we will not embarrass you or put you on the spot. A time of greeting allows everyone (members and guests) to speak briefly to each other.  Our goal as you meet with us is to encourage you to worship our great God and to get to know you so we can address your spiritual needs. 


8.     Where will my children go?
We have an excellent nursery provided for birth through three-year-olds. We have children’s church on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 service for children who are four and five years old. They are with their parents at the beginning of the service and go to children’s church prior to the sermon.


9.     Who is on staff?
Our Associate Pastor of Music, Worship, and Fellowship is Rev. Robert Fennell, Jr., Student Pastor is Rev. Kenny Walters, Mrs. Carolyn Kelley is our Executive Educational/Financial Secretary, and Mrs. Susan Lawson is our Church Secretary.  You will find each of these staff member's email addresses on our Church Staff page.


10.     How do I get there?

First Baptist is located in Ellisville, Mississippi, at the corner of Holly Street and Church Street. From I-59, take exit 88 and go east on Highway 29 South approximately 1.5 miles. Go through the traffic light on Highway 11 and proceed four blocks to the four way stop. You will see the church. Plenty of parking is available across the street from and behind the church buildings.