Hot Dog/Chili Supper & Race  for Missions

Serving will begin at 5:00 in the fellowship hall followed by the race beginning promptly at 6:30 in the gym.

No reservation needed for the meal. Donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions.  

Upward Basketball

and Cheerleading

Game Days February 3, 10, 17, and 24

9:00 am - Noon

Upward Awards Program

Saturday, February 24

12:15 pm

Aaron Revis - Cowboy, Champion Roper and Local Pastor will be with us for our end of season program. Everyone Welcome!

Opportunities for 2018

Read Through the Bible: Daily Bible reading plans are available in the foyers.

Foundations 260 (F260) reads through the Bible noting foundational truths of the Christian Faith.

Bible Reading Plan E100: Reads through 100 stories of the Bible to get the big picture of God’s Word.

Prayer Warrior Teams: Seven people committed to praying for seven lost or wayward people for one year.

Bearing Fruit – What Happens When God’s People Grow: 3rd in the Growing Up series, will be the Wednesday evening discipleship study.

Pray4TN: January 18, 7:00 pm at Brainard Baptist Church. We will leave First Baptist at 6:00 pm.  

  • Church Motto

    First......that all may know Jesus.

    This is the motto of First Baptist Dayton, TN

    taken from 1 Timothy 2:3-5.

     "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,"

  • From the Pastor

        To Go, or Not to Go… to Church?

    by Nathan Tabor

         “To go or not to go to church” ... that question has been a hard one for me for 10-plus years now. I grew up a preacher’s kid, and I had been involved in church, all of my life. As I grew older and, in my mind, wiser, I started to see behind the curtain a bit. And what I saw, I didn’t like.

         I didn’t like the hypocrisy of seeing people say one thing - yet do another. I didn’t like the legalism or judgmental attitude of others. Over time, I settled into a mindset that I could have a great walk with God and a relationship with Jesus as long as I kept both my quiet time and my prayer life alive... as long as I did it my way.

         Do you feel like that? Are you currently in this mindset?

         Occasionally, I would venture out and visit a church here and there. But I never felt completely comfortable with one aspect or another. There was always something that I allowed to keep me away.

         Over the years, I also used other excuses not to attend church: I was tired after a long week of work or that I needed to spend time with my family. But I never used these excuses when it was something I wanted to do, like go work out at the gym or take a vacation.

         Basically, I had used one excuse or another to not get involved in any church.

         What I finally came to realize and understand is that behind my own curtain, I was being a hypocrite too. Yes, I admit it! Behind my own curtain, I was judging others for their attitudes or for what they had done or not done.

         Here’s the truth: everyone has issues. Every church has issues. Churches are run by people. And people are humans, and humans are sinners, myself included.

         The difference between them and me was simple: they were at least trying to observe fellowship with other Christians and to serve the Lord.

         It really started to weigh on me almost a year ago. I need to adjust my attitude and drop my hypocrisy and get involved.

         Now that I’m actively involved in a church, I still see people doing and saying things that I don’t necessarily agree with. Or they may do something that I would handle differently. And I’m 100% sure that some would say the exact same thing about me. The difference now, however, is two-fold:

            1. I realize that I’m not perfect either, and I’m 100% sure              that people won’t like the way I say things or handle                 things at times.

            2. The value of fellowship and friendship is both                            comforting and good for my spiritual soul. Not only                  can I talk with those who need help, I can talk with                    those who can help me.

         When previously I acted on my own--dealing with the hardships of life all by myself--I now have many Christian brothers and sisters who have my back. There is comfort in numbers!

         So, stop the excuses. Stop the judging and forget about what has happened in the past. I promise you, if you join or start participating in a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church, there will be less damage done to you in that church than the damage that will happen to you and your family outside of the church.

    Note: I received this article from last week. It was so good that I wanted to share it with our members. This article is shared with permission from Nathan Tabor.

    Bro. Milton



9:00 a.m. ~ Sunday School for All Ages

10:15 a.m. ~ Worship Service

6:30 p.m. ~ Worship Service

6:30 p.m. ~ Children's Choirs


6:30 p.m. ~ G.R.O.W. Outreach


6:00 p.m. ~ Prayer Meeting

6:15 p.m. ~ Children AWANA

6:30 p.m. ~ Discipleship Classes

6:30 p.m. ~ Youth: POWERHOUSE

6:45 p.m. ~ Adult Choir Practice