Resuming Normal Worship Services Discussion

Here at First Baptist Church, we are in discussion on when we should return to regular church activities. Below you will find a letter from our pastor. 

Please follow the link to read Pastor Milton's letter to the church:

Letter to FBCD May 25, 2020

Please follow the link below to fill out our survey. This will help us decide when we can resume normal worship services. Thank you and God Bless You!

Church Survey

Simulated Live

Church Services

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

Worship May 31, 2020

The video will be published at 10 AM, 

May 31st on YouTube AND Facebook, so please do not worry if you do not see the video when you go to the link. There will be a countdown to the video on YouTube, and if you have a google or YouTube account, you can chat with others watching the video LIVE! The same can be said for Facebook. If you have a Facebook account you can comment on the video LIVE! Our church staff will also be online during the viewing if anyone should need something. 

2. Sunday School Teaching, The Book of Romans: Dr. Les Warren is continuing his Sunday School teaching of the Book of Romans this week in Lesson 9. We will be continuing these videos weekly. They will be posted each Sunday morning at 9 AM on Facebook and YouTube. Click the following link:

The Book of Romans Lesson 9

Dr. Les Warren


The Youth will have a service that begins on Sundays at 6 PM. Use the following website:

Youth Group at Home

LifeWay Sunday School Lessons, May 31st

LifeWay has provided several Sunday School lessons for churches during this time. Check out all the options below if you have time!

1. Explore the Bible Adults, May 31: Reach, Romans 15:14-21, 30-33

Video by Travis Biller Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Elizabethton: Travis Biller Video

** Explore the Bible Session: Reach

Another option available for Explore the Bible is available at

John is the Executive Director of the Baptist Association of Christian Educators and Discipleship Pastor at Northside Baptist Church, Murfreesboro.

2. Bible Studies for Life Adults, May 31: Accept, Romans 14:1-19

Video by Tim Frank, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Carthage: Tim Frank Video

** Bible Studies for Life, Session 6: Accept

Another option available for Bible Studies for Life is posted at each Thursday.

Ken is the Director of Sunday School for Lifeway Christian Resources. He is the Discipleship Pastor at Fairhaven Baptist Church in Shelbyville.

3. The Gospel Project Adults, May 31: Jesus Teaches about Living Water, John 4:1-42

No video available for this week.

** The Gospel Project Session 4: 

Jesus Teaches About Living Water

4. YOU, May 31: Dealing with Messy Relationships (Part 6)

** YOU, Lesson 6: 

Dealing with Messy Relationships

(**There are several curriculum lessons tied to the lessons above. When you go to the curriculum links you will need to sign up for an account if you have not done so already. It is free. You will then have access to the resources.)

Congratulations Graduates!!!

We are so proud of your achievements and love you all! Please pray for our graduates especially in this time that they will follow the Lord in the next stage of their lives. 

Listed on the church sign are our high school seniors: 

Mallory Hampton, Keylee Morgan, Ally Russell, Mady Russell, Savannah Hendricks, and Maddie Smith.

We also want to congratulate our college graduates:

-Travis Aikman, UT Knoxville

-Braxton Clanton, Bryan College

-Ally West, Bryan College

Congratulations to each and every one of you and any others we have failed to mention.

Let's Stay Connected!

We have been trying to find ways to equip each of you to not only stay connected with the Church but also with God. 

One great way to stay connected is through our church Facebook Page. Please come visit and like our page!........FBC Dayton Facebook Page

We have created a few websites to check out some free resources. 

The first is a lot of resources for children:

Children Discipleship

The second is for adults but could also be used by teens. You know them best and can decide. But you can find it here along with a short video introducing it: 

Adult/Teen Discipleship

The Third is our Youth/Family Discipleship Page. It can be found at this link:

Youth/Family Discipleship

Lastly, we have created 3 Google forms to help us stay connected in this trying time. These links will also be provided under the live videos each Sunday morning while we are not meeting at church. When someone fills out any of these forms, an email will be sent to our church secretary so that we can add the information provided.


1. Member Contact Information Form: If you are a new member, we would like to get to know you and receive some information so that we can contact you. If you are an existing member but your information is not up to date, please update your information so that we can better connect with you!

2. Request for Help or Offer Help Form: This form is for if you need help with something in your life or if you would like to offer your help to the church to further our ministries. We are a family, and we all would like to help each other in the best ways that we can.

3. Prayer Request/Praise Form: If you have a prayer request or a praise, we would love to hear those so that we can add them to our prayer list and be praying for you!

Church Services Cancelled Until Further Notice

FBC Dayton is taking a proactive response to the information about COVID-19.  

All services have been cancelled until further notice.

In lieu of church activities during these weeks, we ask that you devote some time each day to pray for our community, our leaders (state, national and world), and all of our health care professionals. Pray for God’s wisdom for decisions as well as God’s peace throughout the world. 

We are currently working on ways to live stream the sermons and will pass along information about this as soon as it is finalized. 


Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.”  Psalm 130:7

  • 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

               As you know our church has been worshiping online for over a month. Church has not been canceled. It just looks different. Navigating all of this has been a challenge, but we find hope in seeking our faithful God and knowing that nothing can cancel the Church. We will get back together again. I know you’re still facing disappointment, grief, and other difficulties in this pandemic, but we’re all in this together and we are here for you. If you have any needs, please let us know. We haven’t stopped praying for you. Our church leadership is praying continuously and trusting God. We encourage you to do the same.  

          Psalm 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Having faith in the darkest valley, even during a global pandemic, is bold. It’s natural to feel fearful right now, but believers can have a bold faith and hope during a crisis because of who our God is. He is never changing, even when our world does. (Malachi 3:6) He is all-powerful, strong and able to do anything He wills. (Psalm 147:5, Romans 1:20) He is all-knowing, having knowledge of everything past, present, and future. (Isaiah 46:9–10) He is faithful and always will be. (2 Timothy 2:13). As Charles Spurgeon said: “God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.” Keep your faith in Him and let the knowledge of who He is calm your fears.


    Bro. Milton



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

10:15 a.m. ~ Worship Service

6:00 p.m. ~ Worship Service

6:00 p.m. ~ Children's Choir


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


6:15 p.m. ~ Prayer Meeting

6:15 p.m. ~ Children AWANA

6:30 p.m. ~ Discipleship Classes

6:15 p.m. ~ Youth: POWERHOUSE

6:30 p.m. ~ Adult Choir Practice