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PERSONNEL UPDATE

Hello, Church Family, Those who were able to attend the Special Called Business Meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, learned firsthand of Dr. Gary Shultz’s decision to accept a full-time position as Professor of Theology at the Baptist University of Florida, located in Graceville, Florida. Gary is able to continue as our Senior Pastor until […]

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PASTORAL UPDATE

I read this letter to our church last night at our special called business meeting, and now wanted to share it will all of those who were unable to attend. Dear First Baptist Church, We serve a gracious, sovereign God who is absolutely committed to working out all things for our good and completing the […]

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ONE SERVICE SUMMER

On May 26, through July 28, we will move to a summer schedule on Sunday mornings. Instead of our normal two services with SMBS in between, we are going to have one service at 9:30 AM, followed by SMBS at 10:45 AM, for those ten Sundays. Similar to our combined services at holiday times the […]

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YOUTH MINISTRY AT FBCTLH

First Baptist Church has a long history of dedicated youth ministry marked by both faithfulness and fruitfulness. Across many decades, the methods employed may have changed, but the purpose has remained the same: to introduce youth to Jesus, invite them to follow Him, and equip them to live as His disciples. To accomplish this, we […]

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175TH ANNIVERSARY OF FBCTLH

On November 10, 1849, nine men and women covenanted together before God as the First Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla. This year, on November 10, 2024, we will celebrate our 175th anniversary as a church. Jesus promised his disciples that he would build his church upon the rock of our confession of faith in him, […]

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ADVENT

On Sunday, Nov. 26, we begin our observation of Advent with our Hanging of the Green service. This will be a combined worship service at 10:30 AM, with Sunday Morning Bible Study that morning at 9:15. Over the next four weeks, we will examine the hope, peace, love, and joy of the Incarnation of Jesus […]

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UPDATE FROM PASTOR GARY

Hello Church, We miss you! God has worked in some wonderful ways over the first half of my sabbatical. Kristin and I traveled to Greece, Turkey, and Italy, where we were able to tour several wonderful biblical and historical sites, including Athens, Ephesus, Patmos, and Rome. This not only helped equip us to lead a […]

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GREECE TRIP – IN THE STEPS OF PAUL

Next year, April 1-10, 2024, Kristin and I are planning to lead a group from our church on a trip to Greece, where we will trace the steps of Paul’s second missionary journey outlined in Acts 16-18. We will fly from Atlanta to Thessaloniki, and from there visit Philippi, Berea, Meteora, Athens, and Corinth. We […]

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FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

This Sunday, April 23, we will begin a new sermon series titled “For Such a Time as This” from the book of Esther. The book of Esther tells how at one crucial moment in history, God’s promises were kept and experienced not by his miraculous intervention, but through completely ordinary events where God’s work could […]

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JESUS, THE KING WE NEED

In late 1976, a man named Jean-Bedel Bokassa led a government takeover in the Central African Republic, a nation right in the middle of Africa. Naturally, as the leader of the takeover, he decided it would be a good idea if he became the new leader of the government. But being President was not enough […]

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