Welcome to First Baptist Church of Asheville
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.
Compass: Finding Your Way at First Baptist
Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 - 9:45 - 10:35 a.m. - Conference Dining Room
If you are new to the First Baptist Church of Asheville family, or if you’ve been here for a while and are interested in getting more deeply involved in the mission and ministry of the church, please join the ministers for this time of fellowship and conversation about our faith tradition, our worship life, and the many ways to be a part of this community of faith. Compass is an opportunity to ask questions about the church, meet the ministerial staff, get to know other people on their journey of faith and church connection, and learn how to get involved in our common life and ministry. Click here to register.