Kitchen Renovations

We have started renovating our church kitchen. Pray that things will go well and that it will be finished by Thanksgiving.  Check out some of the work already being done! Kitchen Renovation Begins!

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Plans are underway to have Upward Basketball and Cheerleading this winter. 

Registrations will take place during the month of October. There will be PLENTY of opportunities to serve in this ministry. Begin thinking where/how you would like to serve.  

Operation Christmas Child

   “Every shoebox offers an opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with a hurting Child.” ~ Franklin Graham

It’s time to pack your shoebox!

      The Shepherds for Christ Sunday School class is sponsoring Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child and First Baptist will be a collection site. We have had great response to this in the past and we want to encourage everyone to get involved this year. It’s easy to pack a shoebox full of small gifts that a child will enjoy. (Brochures are available in the foyers.) If you have questions, please see Bennie Aikman, Tom Hudlow or any member of the Shepherds for Christ class.

How to pack your shoebox…

1. Shoebox: Use an empty cardboard or plastic (average size). You can wrap the box and lid separately, but wrapping is not required.

2. Boy or Girl: Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4; 5-9; or 10-14.

3. Fill with Gifts: Fill the box with a variety of quality gifts that will bring delight to a child. Suggestions: doll, stuffed animal, cars, musical instruments, puzzles, jump ropes, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, toothbrushes, bar soap, washcloths, combs, socks, hats, t-shirts, flip-flops, hair bands, sunglasses, etc.

4. Include $9 and a Shipping label: A donation of $9 per box is critical to transport your gift and deliver it into the hands of a child in need. 

5. Pray: Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.

6. Drop off: Place a rubber band around each shoebox and bring it to the Welcome Center foyer before November 19, 2017.

Between You and Me

Please make plans to come join us as we worship together with "Between You and Me" for our

5th Sunday Sing on October 29th at

6:30 PM. You do NOT want to miss this!

  • 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

           The opportunities for sharing the gospel are all around us, but are we faithfully taking advantage of them? I am writing this article before the revival services begin Sunday morning, October 1, with Dr. Bill Saye. I hope you have already made plans to be here yourself, but more than that, I hope you have invited the lost friends and neighbors you have been praying for to come with you. 

         A few weeks ago, we gave out business cards with information about our church on the front and a website on the back. I asked you to take the cards and simply invite people to attend our church by giving them the card and telling them that if they had questions they could find answers to many of life’s problems on the internet website on the back. I have noticed that many of you have been participating. That gives me great expectations for our revival services

         Expectations make a big difference in how we live our lives. Remember Jesus told His disciples to follow Him and He would make them fishers of men. Friend if you are not fishing, you are not following Jesus – it is just that simple! I ended the sermon Sunday morning with a quote from Herschel H. Hobbs’ book, How to Follow Jesus Nashville: Broadman Press, 1971 (p.39) – “The world is in its present condition because Christ’s people have so largely rebelled against the Great Commission.” I truly believe we are living in the last days. Brethren, I want to be busy doing what Jesus commanded us to do when He returns! Don’t you?

    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