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

Christmas Eve Worship

Worship with Us this Christmas Eve and Celebrate Emmanuel - God with Us! Family Christmas Eve Service Monday, December 24 - 10:30 a.m. - Sanctuary All are welcome to join us for this family-friendly worship service. Children and families will usher in the wonder of...

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Folk Advent Service: Comfort and Joy

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary This year's Folk Advent Service once again celebrates the season with a look back to simpler days and times. Join the set of a live radio variety show featuring folk musicians, Alathea, readers' theatre,...

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Handel’s Messiah

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m. More than 125 voices from the First Baptist Church of Asheville Adult Choir and the Asheville Youth Choirs High School Chorale will present the Christmas portion and “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s masterwork. Accompanying will...

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Advent Lovefeast

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Room The Advent Lovefeast is a beloved tradition that is an integral part of our Advent celebrations. Join us for this warm and inviting service of candles, carols, and community. As we gather around the tables and...

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