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

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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The Biblical Story and Folklore in Nativity Sets

Special Guest: Jerry Beavers Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel Nativity sets, also called creches, are three dimensional representations of the birth of Christ. In recent years they have become popular as devotional aids and Advent decorations. This...

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Via Karis – The Way of Grace

Chapel Bible Study Via Karis: The Way of Grace 6:00 p.m. Join us as we introduce a new guide for faith formation that has the potential to transform the way we do church together. The Via Karis includes simple explanations of the essentials of Christian faith and a...

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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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Sharing Your 2019 Generosity Plan

More 200 members and friends of First Baptist Church of Asheville have shared their 2019 Generosity Plans. Thank you for all of the gifts of self and service given throughout this week. They have come in the form of weekly offerings, over $18,000 given for Hurricane...

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