First Baptist Church

Dayton, TN

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:3-4

Rev. Bob Schafer, 

Senior Pastor FBC Dayton

We would like to introduce our new pastor at FBC Dayton - Rev. Bob Schafer! 

Bob and his wife Angie have been married for almost 29 years and have one daughter, Morgan, who is married to Stephen Halstead. Bob grew up in Dayton and has a heart for this community. He was called to shepherd the flock 20 years ago and continued education at Covington Theological Seminary and Slidell Baptist Seminary. 

Rev. Bob’s first Sunday with us will be August 28th. We look forward to how God will work in the days ahead! 

Join us on Sundays!

Sunday School: 9:00am

Worship: 10:15am

I Thessalonians

Precept Bible Study

Tuesdays, 6 pm

& Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

Karen Levengood will lead this Precept Upon Precept Bible Study beginning September 6. There are two opportunities to join this study. Classes will meet in room 222 upstairs.

Church Services

1. Live streaming continues.  The video can be viewed on the following websites, YouTube and Facebook:

Worship September 25, 2022 Live Stream

We are going to live stream our worship service this Sunday morning at 10:15 AM. Follow the link above and wait for the stream to start. It could possibly start a couple minutes after 10:15 so stay on the page until it starts.

2. Sunday School Teaching, Doctrine of God: Dr. Les Warren is starting a new study of "Theology Proper: Doctrine of God" during his Sunday School Teaching at 9:15 AM. This week the lesson is titled, "The Names of God Part 2 (Compound)". Check below for the link. The videos will be posted each Sunday morning at 9:15 AM on Facebook and YouTube. Click the following link:

Doctrine of God Part 6

Dr. Les Warren

If You Missed It...

If you missed our services , please click on the following link to watch any of the services we have posted: Worship Recordings

  • 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:

    FBCD Family,

         Angie and I are excited to be here with you! It is truly an honor to be your pastor. I believe the Lord is going to do some wonderful things here at First Baptist Church, Dayton!

    Psalm 11:3 says, “If the foundations are destroyed, what will the righteous do?”

         Certainly, we could agree that our foundations are being destroyed! The very principles of our Christian faith are being attacked every day by everyone from liberal activist groups to Hollywood, to Washington, D.C., to forces within the global church.

    What do we do? How do we respond? Like everything else we do, we respond in a Biblical way.

    We have to make sure our foundations are correct!

    1. Have a correct view of the Gospel

    2. Study and know the Word of God

    3. Live out what Scripture teaches

    4. Fall head-over-heels in love with Jesus

    5. Love the Church--Be Faithful

    6. Share the Gospel--Witness to lost folks

    7. Defend the oppressed

    8. Address the needs of the poor

    9. Live out the Biblical role of the family

    10. Lead when it’s needed, but submit to those

          in authority

         If we put Jesus in the proper place, He told Peter and us; “upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.”

    Pastor Bob Schafer



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

10:15 a.m. ~ Worship Service


6:00 p.m. ~ Awana

6:00 p.m. ~ Student Ministries

6:00 p.m. ~ Prayer Meeting and Discipleship Groups