Welcome to the historic First Baptist Church of Memphis, serving Memphis & the Mid-South since 1839. You will find exciting ministries, mission opportunities, and vibrant worship.

Sunday Mornings:

9:30am Sunday School
11:00am Worship

Wednesday Evenings:

5:00pm Dinner
6:00pm Bible Study


200 East Parkway North, Memphis, TN 38112 ⋅ Office: 901.454.1131

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Mary Kaylor

Rev. Mary Thomas KaylorRev. Mary Kaylor came to serve First Baptist Church of Memphis as Minister to Children and Families in January, 2015. A native of New Bern, North Carolina, Mary has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina and a Master of Divinity degree from McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. 

After graduating from McAfee, Mary served with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Field Personnel in Pune, India through Student.Go. While in India she worked as an English tutor to Banjara Gypsy children. Having never been out of the United States before this, Mary found India to be a complete departure from anything she was used to and fell in love with the country and its people. She can't wait to get back and travel more throughout the country. 

Mary was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 2013 by First Baptist Church, New Bern, North Carolina.

In serving with First Baptist’s children and families, Mary feels a call to teach children what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ in our world and how to live this out. You are never too young to start practicing your faith. Mary wants to provide opportunities, for all ages, to identify their gifts and find ways to serve God’s people. 

An admitted pop culture addict, Mary loves everything related to movies and music. Nothing is too weird or out there for her! She also enjoys reading, junking/antiquing, baking, and playing with her dog, Binx. 

200 East Parkway North, Memphis TN 38112
Office: 901.454.1131 ⋅ Fax: 901.454.1135
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