Our vision

We are a community in the heart of the city called by Jesus to practice bold love of God and neighbor and boundless compassion for all people

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Welcome to First Baptist Church on Fifth! We’re glad you found your way to our church. We hope you will learn a little more about what God is doing in our church through this website.


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Bible Study, 9:15am
Worship, 10:30am


Fellowship Dinner, 5:30pm

Latest News

Good Neighbor Team Volunteers Needed

The Mission Committee is recruiting a Good Neighbor Team at First Baptist in response to an urgent request from World Relief to support families arriving in the Triad from Congo, Burma and Iran.  We at First on Fifth take seriously our charge to welcome the stranger,...

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Building Update 7.25.2019

This week around the church house… Take a look at the copper panels on our roof! They are stretching wide over the dome on the 5th Street side of the building and shining brightly in the sun. Around the roofline and tower, painting on the cornice work unfolded this...

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First Fellowship Meal August 7

We will gather for our August First Fellowship meal on Wednesday, August 7, at 5:30 pm.  Following dinner, Darlene Guerry will lead us in a creative, intergenerational ministry opportunity.  Look forward to seeing all of you then!

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Building Update 7.18.2019

This week around the church house… Copper panels continue to be installed on the roof, and the cornice area around the top of the building is being scraped for fresh paint this week. Work on the tower moves along on schedule, with most of the restoration work now...

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Sunday Bible Studies Resume July 21

Many of our regular Sunday morning Bible classes will meet again starting on Sunday, July 21 at 9:15 am following the conclusion of our summer study, Unafraid, that concludes on July 14. Please meet Brent Greene at 9 am in the Ammons-Lolley Commons on July 21 if you...

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