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

I’m New

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.


Access to First on Fifth Directory and other documents

Worship with us.


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


Fellowship Dinner, 5:30pm

Latest News

Holy Week at First on Fifth

April 15, 16, 17 - 12:15-12:45 pm | Midday contemplative prayer services | Sanctuary April 18 - 7:00 pm | Maundy Thursday Communion Service| Kelly Auditorium From the Latin "mandatum novum", Maundy Thursday gives space for us to practice the "new commandment" given by...

read more

Bring Your Coats for Palm Sunday

The Children's Ministry Team is asking everyone to bring coats/jackets that we will use for our Palm Sunday service.  Following the service, the children's ministry team will donate the coats and jackets to the rescue mission.  Please bring your coat/jacket for...

read more

Easter Lily Orders

We will be decorating the sanctuary with Easter lilies on Easter Sunday, April 21. To place a lily in memory or honor of a loved one, please complete the form located outside the A-L Commons and return it with your payment to the church office by Monday, April 15. ...

read more

4.4.2019 Building Update

Much activity continues outside on the Poplar Street side of the building this week, as the ramp takes shape with the addition of brick to its side. In the picture below, you see our architect Joe Bircher assisting in the selection of a stone topper to the ramp. Ramp...

read more

3.28.2019 Building Update

This week around the church house… Lots of activity has unfolded this week on the side of our building, where the ramp has now been backfilled with gravel on the ramp and the stairs area. Masons have begun work on the brick siding. Enjoy looking out the windows now...

read more

Building Update 3.7.2019

This week around the church house… Yesterday (Wednesday), Michelle Walter (our historic preservationist) and Steve Hicks (our superintendent) scaled the tower scaffolding for a first assessment of the site! Their work yielded a number of fascinating pictures, several...

read more

“Becoming” Begins March 13

Wednesdays, March 13 - May 1, 6:15 p.m. in Kelly Auditorium + a special “Becoming” event with the Baxleys on Saturday, March 30, 4:00 p.m. “Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,” says the writer of Hebrews, “let us run the race of faith...

read more

Building Update 2.28.2019

This week around the church house… Today (Thursday), the old chiller will be removed from the back of our building! This is happening through the work of a huge crane on site, lifting off the chiller and preparing the stand to receive the newer, more efficient and...

read more

Ash Wednesday Service Ushers in Lent

The season of Lent begins with our March 6 Ash Wednesday Service, centering on a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our forty-day journey to Easter.  During this season the people of God are called to reflect on the meaning of their relationship with...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest