Dear Friend,

Thank you for visiting us on the web! We hope we have the opportunity to meet you very soon! You should be able to find anything you need to know about our church here. If you’re interested in our beliefs and doctrine or the ministries available within the church, we encourage you to browse. You can find an archive of past sermons preached, or view upcoming activities on our most recent bulletin. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, you are welcome to contact our church office.

The reason we exist as a church is to help others like you know with certainty where they will spend eternity after they die. We have an entire page on our website dedicated to thoroughly explaining what the Bible teaches about eternity. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, either of our pastors, or drop by the church for a visit. We would love to get to know you better!
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Sunday School 9:30 AM | Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 AM | Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 PM | FUEL Student Ministry Sundays at 6:00 PM | Wednesday Night Service 7:00 PM | Kings Kids Club Meeting Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
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Our Pastoral Staff

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Senior Pastor Mark Ward

Pastor Ward has been at First Baptist Church since 2005. Prior to this ministry, our pastor served almost 12 years on staff at a ministry in North Carolina. Pastor Ward has a B.A. degree in Bible from Pensacola Christian College. Married to Susan for over 15 years, they have two children: Tyler and Adrian. We are thrilled to have the Wards on staff at our church!

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Assistant Pastor Rob Brown

Pastor Brown joined our staff in 2006. He and his wife, Diana, are both graduates of Pensacola Christian College. Prior to coming here, the Brown's were on staff at PCC. Currently, Pastor Brown is working on his MDiv from Pensacola Theological Seminary. He and his wife have two children: Kate and Joel. He enjoys working and living in Tipton.

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updated Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Neighborhood Bible Time!

Beginning Sunday evening, July 27, we will host Bible Time VBS here at First Baptist Church. Registration begins at 5:45 PM on the front lawn for children age 4 up through 6th grade. Middle and High School students should plan to meet at the cemetery field at 6:30 PM and be picked up at the CW Mount Center at 9:00 PM. We will have food, games, and great preaching. We hope to see you there!

Teen Guys Campout

August 29 and 30 will be exciting days for our teen guys and any fathers who would like to come. We will head up to the Monticello, Indiana area after school on Friday. After some hobo meals we will enjoy some good Christian fellowship and encouragement. On Saturday we will head to Lake Shafer to spend the day tubing and water-skiing. The cost is determined by the number of people we have signed up. It will be no more than $75/person and there's a good chance it will be far less. Sign up for this activity in the youth room!

Summer Wednesdays

We are excited to focus on families during this summer's Wednesday evening services. There will be specific elements in each service directed towards children and helps for parents training children from the pews. Make plans to be with us on Wednesdays through the summer!


Sunday School

Our Sunday School program is the backbone of our church. Through it we learn from God's Word and keep close fellowship with those we know and love. Classes are available for all ages.

Men's Ministry

The men in our church enjoy being together. We meet every first Saturday of the month at our prayer breakfast to fellowship and pray together.

Women's Missionary Fellowship

The ladies in our church are amazing servants. We schedule regular events to minister to the missionaries we support and find time to fellowship on a regular basis.

Kings Kids Club

Our kids love coming to the Wednesday night Kings Kids Club! Singing, playing, learning scripture and truth, and earning our new badges! We have a vibrant children's program that emphasizes salvation and regular Christian growth. Kings Kids is available for children age 4 through 5th grade.

FUEL Student Ministry

The young people at First Baptist Church are known for their love for the Lord and those around them. Regular activities keep us close to Him and each other as we strive to bring Him glory during our teen years. Youth group meets on Sunday nights during the evening service from 6 - 7 PM.