Sometimes, our middle name—Baptist—confuses people, because many people expect a Baptist church to be harsh and condemning, to use high-pressure and hard-sell tactics, and to treat women as second-class citizens. We’re not that kind of church.
To us, being Baptist means freedom. At First Baptist Church of Asheville, we celebrate your freedom to be and become all that God made you to be.
We’re convinced that God loves everyone—the whole world and each person in it. All people deserve our respect and love, so our arms and hearts are open to young and old, rich and poor, longtime Christians and seekers after faith. We’re trying to live in our world like Jesus lived in his, accepting everyone and serving our neighbors, community, and world.
“Why Medicine Needs the Church” • Sunday, June 2 • 6:00 p.m. • Dining Room
The Center for Faith and Life of First Baptist Church of Asheville invites you to Why Medicine Needs the Church, featuring guest speaker Dr. Ray Barfield. Dr. Barfield is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy at Duke University. He is a pediatric oncologist with an interest in the intersection of medicine, philosophy, theology, and literature. Following his presentation, Guy Sayles will moderate a panel that will include Dr. Barfield; Mary Caldwell, Ethicist at Mission Hospitals; and Dr. Dan Mackey, a Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist. Free and open to the public. Childcare is provided.