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.


Access to First on Fifth Directory and other documents


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

Sunday On-line Worship
beginning at 10:30am


Fellowship Dinner, 5:00pm

Latest News

Building Update 10.17.2019

This week around the church house… The terra cotta replacement pieces are being installed this week and next on the tower! They look fantastic, and the workers are completing this vital piece of the overall project. Starting Monday, October 21, the scaffolding will...

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Fall Festival is October 26!

Please join us on October 26 for our grand FALL FESTIVAL ON FIFTH!   This event will help us welcome our neighbors to our campus in order to celebrate all the fun of the fall season with a trunk or treat, plenty of food and games, a fall "photo booth" perfect for...

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Picking Up Some Packs of Pansies?

Out picking up new plants for fall and willing to grab a few extra? Wanting to help our church beautify the front of our Sanctuary for the changing season and for communal enjoyment? Your help is needed! If you are willing to pick up a pack or two (or even a flat!) of...

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Building Update 10.10.2019

This week around the church house… Many of you are asking when we’ll find completion with the elevator work -- it’s coming soon! Because the city’s elevator inspectors are the ones also inspecting the rides at the Fair, we won’t have our elevator work inspected until...

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Building Update 10.3.2019

This week around the church house… Thank you for all your patience over the past week as we weathered well the electrical shutdown! We are so grateful that all went well without any major hiccups. Once the masonry work on the back of the building is completed, Duke...

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Building Closure September 23-27

Don’t forget — this is the week (September 23-27) when our church building will be without electricity while our new transformer, electrical panels, and switchgear are installed and set up! Duke Energy and our friends from Blum have everything ready to go, and our...

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Building Update 9.19.2019

This week around the church house…  Masonry workers have been working this week to repair and prepare to replace damaged brick on the back side of the building. For the duration of the work, both doors that face the parking lot will experience a brief closure, but...

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Building Update 9.12.2019

It is our joy to share with you that the plaster repair work on the Sanctuary ceiling is now complete! Our worshiping community will move back into the Sanctuary this Sunday, September 15! Today's special update is intended to answer questions you may have had about...

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