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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Saturday, March 2 –  9:15 am-12:00 pm

Worship with us.


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


Fellowship Dinner, 6:00pm

Latest News

Building Update 2.14.19

This week around the church house… Scaffolding has very nearly made it to the top of our tower, and plans are underway to begin the restoration of our exterior that will carry us through the remainder of our project. The process by which the tower will be restored is...

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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...

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Join Us for First Friday Films

Our monthly film features resume on Friday, March 1, at 7 pm in the Ammons-Lolley Commons.  We will explore a variety of thought-provoking themes with a series of powerful films. The screenings will be followed by dialogue and discussion. In March, we will view...

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Building Update 2.7.2019

This week around the church house… Scaffolding has ascended even higher up our steeple tower this week! At long last after weeks of assembly, the scaffolding construction is nearly complete. Look for it to be finished within a week or so! The run of warmer, drier...

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A Note About our TV Broadcast

We share apologies that our Sunday worship live broadcast has been interrupted twice in the last month. After careful attention and some troubleshooting by our TV production crew, it seems the problem has come on Spectrum/Time Warner's end of things. We will continue...

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Building Update 1.31.2019

This week around the church house… Several big days last week on the front side of our building readied it for the final leg of scaffolding construction! (Head to our church’s Facebook page to see more pictures from those installation days!) Four steel beams were set...

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Rise Against Hunger

Intergenerational Mission Experience (ages 5 and up) Saturday, March 2 - 9:15 am-12:00 pm in Kelly Auditorium Please join our church-wide missions project to help alleviate world hunger as we gather to prepare bags of food through...

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Winter Preaching Series

Illuminating Identity: A Winter Preaching Series for the Season of Epiphany By the light of that Bethlehem star, we enter into the season of Epiphany, the time where we learn more about who Jesus Christ is and why he matters. The lectionary orients us primarily to the...

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