Our desire is to follow Christ faithfully in fulfilling the Command of the Great Commission. It is, therefore, our objective to make disciples of all nations, beginning in Birmingham, Alabama, and extending to the farthest reaches of the world. As a Southern Baptist Church, we are committed to working cooperatively in pursuing this objective. We support missionaries sent out from our church and other SBC churches through the Alabama State Board of Missions, the North American Mission Board, and the International Mission Board. Financial support is given through the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. In addition to our giving, we are actively engaged locally, nationally, and internationally in mission projects through the sending of short-term mission teams.

Most Recent Trip: November 4-11, 2016

Members of our church recently took a Vision Trip to Lima, Peru, to work with a local Baptist church in looking at outreach opportunities to an urban area in Lima as well as ministry in a rural fishing village. The goal was to prayerfully consider a 3 to 5 year partnership with the local church for the purpose of planting a new church in either one or both of these locations. The trip and potential partnership was hosted by Donny and Jennifier Barger, International Missionaries and members here at First Baptist.


Past Mission Project: March 20-25, 2016

First Baptist Church combined forces with several students from Samford University under the direction of Dr. Joe Hopkins to take a Music Performance and Education Trip to the Dominican Republic. Elements of the trip included several public performances of worship pieces along with music education workshops for children conducted at a community center in Santo Domingo and an orphanage outside of Santiago.

Joe Teaching

DR Women

Lindsay and Kids

Sax Teacher