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.
A Gathering of Friends
Join our in-home gatherings at First Baptist Church of Asheville. They are designed to help our congregation stay connected, enrich friendships, and welcome others into fellowship. The 90-minute gatherings will include food, informal conversation, and moments to share our stories. The groups will involve all ages and be located across the area to limit travel time. Our fall gatherings will take place on Thursday, October 15 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 18 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Deadline for signing up is October 7. Sign up in Bible Study or click here to sign up online.