First Baptist Church of Tallahassee is all about the gospel of Jesus Christ. God created us to know him and make him known. Although we have separated ourselves from him and his purposes through our sin, God has done everything necessary to bring us back to himself and rescue us from our sin. God the Father sent God the Son, Jesus Christ, to live a perfect life in our place, die the death we deserve as a just penalty for our sin, and rise from the dead to bring us life. When we believe that Jesus did this for us, turn from all other ways of living, and follow him as our Savior and King, our relationship with God is restored and we are rescued from sin and death. Following Jesus makes us citizens of God’s kingdom, living with him and for him in all things.
Therefore, our purpose and goal as a church is to follow Jesus by striving to honor him in all things, loving and serving others in his name, and helping others follow him too. We are committed to ministering to people in the Tallahassee area and around the world. With more than 1100 active members, we are thankful for how God has worked in our midst and full of hope for how he might continue to help us spread the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world.
We are a regional church involved in many activities in the community and around the world, but we are also a downtown church that is here for life, with a great staff that loves the Lord and strives to make everyone feel at home. Many people within our community know us as the church that frequently opens its doors to the public during major downtown events so local residents and visitors can take advantage of our wonderful facilities and hospitality.
Our members are a compassionate, friendly, and welcoming body of believers who are committed, courageous, and proactive hearers and doers of God’s word. We believe the Bible is the Word of God and base all of our ministries upon God’s Word. We are diverse, loving, evangelistic, service-oriented, giving, and mission-minded. First Baptist Church has been described as “the church that is not afraid to take action.” We do our best to live as a unified body of believers with loving and compassionate fellowship, excellent Bible studies, and a heart for missions. We would love to connect with you and help you connect to God through our church.