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

Worship with us.


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


Fellowship Dinner, 5:00pm

Latest News

Building Update 8.22.2019

It is a JOY to announce that our back parking lot will be open and ready for cars this Sunday, August 25! It’s been over a year since we’ve been able to park in our back lot, and we are thrilled to begin doing so again this week! Staff and member-greeters will be out...

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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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