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.
Pastor Search Listening Sessions
Our Pastor Search Committee is planning a series of listening sessions to gain the congregation’s input concerning a profile for our next pastor. While various Bible Study groups will be targeted for specific times and dates, all listening sessions are open to all members and guests. Plan now to attend one of these conversations. No reservations are needed for breakfast. Reservations are required for lunch. Please make your reservations for lunch in your Bible study class, online, or by calling the church office.
Sunday, March 15 & 22
- 8:30 a.m. • Breakfast (No Charge) • Dining Room
- Noon • Lunch ($5.00 per person) • Dining Room Reservations Required
Sunday, March 22 • 5:30 p.m. • Dining Room.
Childcare for our preschool children will be provided for each of the breakfast sessions. On March 22 at noon, school-age and preschool childcare and lunch will be provided as we make a special invitation to our young families. There will be no charge on this date for lunch for our children. The committee will be setting aside additional times to talk with our children and youth about their hopes and ideas regarding our church’s next pastor.