First Baptist Memphis is a Midtown congregation that seeks to follow Christ by practicing hospitality, community, dialogue, and service.
We are a Mid-town congregation for all of Memphis. We choose to be in Midtown. Midtown is a locus of energy and creativity that values the practices that define us. While we are based in Midtown, we seek to minister to all of Memphis with those that come from all parts of Memphis.
All are welcome, no exceptions. Because God does not turn any away, we welcome one and all. We value diversity in our membership and believe it enriches our journey and ministry.
We not only welcome, we embrace. We strive to be a family of faith where all can belong. We live our lives in community. We care for one another. We laugh together, cry together, pray together, serve together.
We value the voice of every child of God and strive to hear the voice of God in one another. We talk to each other. We listen to each other. We dare to disagree. We learn from one another. We value conversation with other Christians and people of different faith traditions.
What we do inside our walls prepares us to share God’s love across the street and around the world. We partner with local and international groups to meet human needs and bring about God’s will on earth as it is in heaven.