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


Modern Vespers

Discover a Midtown worship service that invites you to explore new and creative ways to worship, that engages all your senses, that is truly family friendly, that invites your participation, that is both relevant and rooted.

1st and 3rd Sundays at 6:00 pm in Caudill Chapel

November 1—“Accidental Saints” 

In morning worship on November 1 we will pause to remember the saints in our FBC family who have died in the last year.  We will celebrate their influence on our lives and give thanks for the many ways they have helped to shape our faith.  

At Modern Vespers that evening, however, we will spend time celebrating a different kind of saint; those accidental saints who aren’t quite as polished and put together as we would sometimes like them to be.  We will stop to acknowledge the reality that we are all simultaneously sinner and saint 100% of both, 100% of the time.  “Never once did Jesus scan the room for the best example of holy living and send that person out to tell others about him.  He always sent stumblers and sinners.”*  May we find comfort in this all-embracing grace as we worship together. *Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

November 15—“M3: Missions, Music, and Meditation”

In this Modern Vespers service we will hear from three of our missions partners, lift our voices in praise together, and spend time in quiet reflection considering our role in God’s Mission.Following worship, in the Fellowship Hall, we will gather for our annual Boys’ Missions Pie Night!  You will also have the chance to get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping.  Our Missions Partners, Ekata and Peace of Thread, will have their handmade treasures for sale at a Christmas Marketplace.

December 6—Save the Date!

Stay tuned for more details about this special Advent service.




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