Welcome to First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro, Tennessee!

We are a vibrant, intergenerational church in the heart of downtown Murfreesboro, a city just south of Nashville that is growing like crazy.  Our church combines an illustrious history with a modern-day mindset.  We fully engage the world around us.  Quick examples: we house homeless men in our church building on cold winter nights; we take an annual mission trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota; we have a literacy organization, a counseling center, a Fine Arts Academy, and a WEE School operating in our building during the week.

We focus on reaching out rather than serving ourselves.  We partner with churches of other denominations and cultures.  We partner with a local elementary school to offer mentoring and support to students.  We offer a financial assistance program for neighbors in need.  Mission-mindedness is in our DNA.

In our Sunday services and Bible studies, we go deep instead of going through the motions.  We celebrate traditional, formal worship in our 8:45 a.m. service and we celebrate modern, informal worship in our 11:00 a.m. service.  At either service you will find a warm, caring congregation ready to welcome you into our community with the love of God.  We also have a wide variety of Bible study groups that meet at 9:50 a.m. each Sunday to dig into God’s Word in community.

Ours is a “big-tent” church where people have many different views on a variety of topics.  This is no cookie-cutter church, yet we are unified by our faith in Jesus Christ.  He is the reason our church was founded in 1843 and the reason we continue worshipping and reaching out today.  If you have any questions about First Baptist Church, please reach out to me on our contact page.  I’d be happy to help you in any way I can.  I recommend browsing our site and reading about our mission work as well as checking out the sermon page for the latest messages.

Hope to see you soon at First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro!

Pastor Noel Schoonmaker