The First Baptist Church of Asheville is a dynamic community of faith committed to the reverent and joyful worship of God, local and global missional engagement, and excellence in the musical arts.

This is a unique, Christ-centered fellowship, with roots in the Baptist tradition, as well as a wide ecumenical embrace. We’re known for our welcoming spirit and engaging ministries, where opportunities abound for people of all ages and abilities to grow in faith and share their gifts.

Our church will delight and challenge you. Not only will you find the comforts of genuine fellowship, but you will also encounter the Scriptures through worship and Bible study, and be transformed more into the likeness of Christ.

To cross the threshold here is to embark on an adventure. You will have a share in Jesus mission, to “bring good news to the poor…to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19).

Come and see what signs and wonders await us all, as we learn and grow in faith as beloved children of God…


Upcoming Events

Lenten Vespers

Wednesdays through April 10, 2019 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel You are invited to these contemplative evening worship services, with prayers and liturgy informed by the Celtic tradition. These services invite you to enter a place of rest, prayer, and reflection. The...

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Asheville First Missions Week

New Mission Opportunities 2019 Let’s wrap our arms around Asheville with a Mission emphasis week Save the date for Asheville First Mission Week March 24-30, 2019 Click here to download an Excel sheet of the projects and dates. There are Mission opportunities for all!...

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Endowment Luncheon

Endowment Luncheon Sunday, March 31 Noon • Dining Room Please join us for a complimentary luncheon to learn more about our church’s Endowment Fund. This Fund was created to utilize gifts above and beyond those given to the General Budget to enrich, enhance, and expand...

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Practicing Shalom in the Time of Climate Change

Wednesdays, April 24 - May 15 6:00 p.m. in MB304 April 24: The science of climate change and how it affects the Southeast, led by Deke Arndt, Climate Monitoring Branch, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information May 1: How our faith relates to our response...

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Earth Day Vigil

April 28, 2019 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Sacred Garden We invite you to join us for a vigil celebrating God's creation and calling on people of faith to care for it. We will gather outside of First Baptist Church of Asheville for an afternoon of song, reflection, and to...

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Teaching the Scriptures on the Inside

Teaching the Scriptures on the Inside Bible Study at Craggy Correctional Center Mark Embler First Baptist Church Asheville (FBCA) was called to lead weekly Discipleship Bible Studies at Craggy Minimum Facility. Without hesitation, we answered God's call to ministry...

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