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…
Giving and Serving at the Center of Hurricane Florence – Bring Your Love Offering on Sunday, September 23
Our church is launching a partnership with First Baptist Church of New Bern, NC. Their city and the surrounding rural areas were devastated by Florence. They are taking the first steps in a marathon of recovery. Here’s just a little of what they are doing right now:...read more
Our congregation will join congregations around the world in celebrating children as a part of our worship on this special day. Children will lead worship service through reading scripture, prayers, and...read more
October 2, 2018 6:00 p.m. Crouch Chapel Award-winning faith and culture writer Jonathan Merritt joins us for an evening presentation of his new book, Learning to Speak God from Scratch. As America rapidly becomes a pluralistic, postmodern society, many of us struggle...read more
Tuesdays, September 11 – October 30 (8 weeks) 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. • MB303 • Led by Tommy Bratton If you have ever been captivated by or struggled with the words of the Bible, you are invited to join us for this conversation about the Bible. Whether you read it daily or...read more
Led by Mack Dennis | Chapel After Jesus heals the paralytic in Luke, the witnesses respond in awe, saying, “We have seen strange things today” (Lk. 5:26). We find similar reactions across the Gospels to Jesus’ ministry, his telling of parables, and the early church’s...read more
October 30, 2018 5:00 p.m. VIP Meet and Greet in the Dining Room, $24 (ticket price includes book purchase) 6:00 p.m. Jan Karon in conversation with Episcopal Priest Rosa Lee Harden in the Sanctuary, free admission Malaprop's Bookstore in collaboration with the Center...read more