Strategic Plan

As described in our mission statement, First Baptist Church of Asheville is a “community of faith, centered on Jesus Christ and committed to his purposes in the world.” Those purposes include authentic freedom, caring friendship, and deepening faith, all of which grow from a vital connection with Jesus and his church.

To more fully become that kind of church, the congregation and deacons, in partnership with the ministers, have developed an ongoing process of planning which will shape our life and ministry together. In this process, the pastor, ministry staff, and deacons will engage the congregation in listening and discussing overall directions and hopes for ministry, gaining input from a broad segment of our membership. The Ministry Councils will work to shape these ideas into specific goals that will guide the church’s ministry from September 1 of each year through August 31 of the following year.

Click here for Ministry Council Goals.

Leadership Directory

2017-2018 Leadership Guide – click here

First Baptist Church of Asheville is committed to working with church leaders to creatively and effectively share the events and ministries of our church with our members and the greater community, and to encourage involvement. We are grateful to leaders who help vision and implement these ministries of our church and want to partner with them to make each ministry an opportunity for spiritual growth in our church family.


Online Resources for Deacons
First Baptist Church of Asheville

Thank you for serving as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Asheville. At any point, you are always welcome to contact David Blackmon. He can assist with other questions you might have. Much of the information that you need is covered in the Deacon Handbook that you received. Click here to view the deacon page and link to online resources.