Visiting a church can sometimes be a little overwhelming. If this is your first time as a guest, you may have lots of questions. What time is service? Are there classes for children? Are there activities for young adults and college students? Are there weekday activities?

At First Missionary Baptist Church (FMBC) we seek to glorify God and edify humanity through both “in reach” and “outreach” ministries. We are serious about our Lord’s service and there is plenty of room for more dedicated disciples in our quest to become one of the most loving churches in the world. This page offers you a starting point with answers to some of the first questions you may have. Should you have specific inquiries, please contact the church office at (256) 852-4318.

Please join us for any of these opportunities to grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!

There are a variety of services for worshipers of all ages at FMBC. All week long, come, meet God, give thanks and nourish your spirit. Come join the FMBC family at worship this week! Please join us for any of these opportunities to learn and grow in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Service Schedule

Worship: Sundays, 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Sunday School (for all ages): Sundays, 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Worship: Sundays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Radio Broadcast on WEUP: Sundays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Television Broadcast on WHDF/CW: Sundays, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Noon Bible Study: Wednesdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bible Study (for all ages): Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

What We Believe

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.

We believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

We believe the Scriptures teach that Man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker; but by voluntary transgressions fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint but choice; being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.
We believe that the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholy of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Saviour.
We believe the Scriptures teach that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood; by virtue of which faith His perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God; that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God, and secures every other blessings needful for time and eternity.
We believe that the Scriptures teach that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by cordial, penitent, and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth, but his own determined depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.
We believe that the Scriptures teach that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated, or born again; that regeneration consists in giving a holy disposition to the mind that it is effected in a manner above our comprehension by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith, and newness of life.
We believe the Scriptures teach that repentance and faith are sacred duties, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God; whereby being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger and helplessness and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our prophet, priest ,and king, and relying on Him alone as the only and all-sufficient Saviour.
We believe the Scriptures teach that election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies and saves sinners; that being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man, it comprehends all the means in connection with the end; that it is a most glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, being infinitely free, wise, holy and unchangeable; that it utterly excludes boasting and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God, and active imitation of his free mercy; that it encourages the use of means in the highest degree; that it may be ascertained by its effects in all who truly believe the Gospel; that it is the foundation of Christian assurance; and that to ascertain it with regard to ourselves demands and deserves the utmost diligence.
We believe the Scriptures teach that Sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of his holiness; that it is a progressive work; that it is begun in regeneration; and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Sealer and Comforter, in the continual use of the appointed means especially the word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness, and prayer.
We believe the Scriptures teach that real believers are those who endure to the end; that their preserving attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and they are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
We believe the Scriptures teach that the Law of God is the eternal and unchangeable rule of his moral government; that it is holy, just and good; and that the inability which the Scriptures ascribe to fallen men to fulfill its precepts, arise entirely from their love of sin; to deliver them from which, and to restore them through a Mediator to unfeigned obedience to the holy law, is one great end of the Gospel, and of the means of Grace connected with the establishment of the visible church.

We believe the Scriptures teach that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by his laws; and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in by them by His Word; that its only scriptural officers are Bishops or Pastors, and Deacons whose Qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus.

We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, unto the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord’s Supper, in which the members of the church by the sacred use of bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.

We believe the Scriptures teach that the end of the world is approaching; that at the last day, Christ will descend from heaven, and raise the dead from the grave for final retribution; that a solemn separation will then take place; that the wicked will be adjudged to endless punishment, and the righteous to endless joy; and that this judgement will fix forever the final state of men in heaven or hell; on principles of righteousness.

Ministries

We have several ministries at FMBC directed towards new members. Learn about them below, or you can view all of the ministries we have to offer.

  • Adult New Member Sunday School Class – Church Library
  • Annual Church Picnic (August each year)
  • Annual New Members Fellowship (December)

Christian Education Classes

Our goal is to provide biblical teaching for persons of all ages that will help them to gain an understanding of who they are as children of God; learn more about the transforming power of God’s presence; and discover how to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Congregational Care Ministries

At First Missionary Baptist Church, we take a personal interest in the well being of each member and their family. Our Health/Fitness/Aerobics Ministry creates a Christian setting for learning practicing and maintaining healthy bodies. We also help ill, disabled and aged persons maintain their independence by delivering nutritional hot meals Monday through Friday through our Meals-On-Wheels Ministry. Our Cancer Support Ministry, Project Love Ministry, Bereavement Ministry and Lay Ministers are support groups that help you through the challenging circumstances and difficult seasons of life. Because fun and fellowship are important for spiritual growth, our Recreation Ministry organizes both in town and out-of-town recreational activities. For information on our ministries, go to our Ministries page and contact the person linked to the ministry. Our pastoral staff is also available to discuss a variety of personal and relationship issues. Call us at (256) 852-4318.

Fellowship of University Students

First Missionary Baptist Church is committed to meaningful and ongoing fellowship with college students in the greater Huntsville area. Toward that end, the Fellowship of University Students Ministry invites all college and university students to take part in this Christ-centered ministry. In addition to college-age study classes, we operate an Adopt-A-Student Program, provide a monthly fellowship dinner every 3rd Sunday at FMBC, and host an Annual Back To School Block Party at Alabama A&M University. Our mission is to nurture and develop college and university students spiritually, socially, educationally, emotionally, and culturally. Go to our Fellowship of University Students page to learn about more activities.

Keenage Ministry

Our Keenage Ministry is designed to meet the growing needs of our Senior Saints.

We encourage you to join in! Use your time and talents to glorify God and improve the lives of those in our community through the many activities, services, and ministries at FMBC.