Are you new to the community, looking for a church home, or interested in attending First Baptist? Here are a few tips to make the most of your visit.



First Baptist Church is located in the heart of Forest City, on the corner of West Main and Church streets.

211 West Main Street
Forest City, NC 28043



• 9:15-9:40 a.m.: First Perk (WHAT IS FIRST PERK?)

• 10:00-10:45 a.m.: Sunday School

• 11:00 a.m.: Morning Worship

• 11:00 a.m.: Mission Friends (WHAT IS MISSION FRIENDS?)


• Fellowship Hall–entrance for First Perk and Wednesday Night Activities

• Alexander Building–entrance for Sunday school. For more information about Sunday school, please check the SUNDAY SCHOOL page.

• Sanctuary–entrance for worship service• Nursery–entrance to the nursery (pre-school area) for Sunday School and Sunday morning worship

• Church office–normal hours are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Friday
For your convenience, CLICK HERE for an aerial view of First Baptist Church, showing entrances.


The attire at our church varies from casual to traditional. You will find some of our members in suits and others in jeans. Dress how you feel comfortable. Your attendance is more important to us than what you wear.


We do not formally recognize our visitors in the Sunday morning worship service. We want your visit to be a comfortable experience. You will, however, have an opportunity to fill out a visitor’s card and place it in the offering plate.


You can expect a set order of service which includes a prelude, children’s time, scripture readings, sermon, offertory, liturgical readings, choral and congregational singing, prayer, scripture and responsive reading. Ultimately, our hope is that you will encounter the living God and that you will be challenged by his spirit and the joy of his people. CLICK HERE to see our TV/Internet page, which includes links to past worship services, along with orders of worship.


We offer a variety of activities such as Music Ministries, Sunday Night Bible Study, and Wednesday Night Prayer/Bible Study, just to name a few. Select the Events link on the menu above to view either theWEEKLY calendar or MONTHLY calendar.