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

Barbecue Supper

Wed., April 17, 5:00 pm

Sponsored by Awana

The Awana kids & leaders would like to invite you to their BBQ Supper for missions. Serving will be from 5:00 - 5:45 pm. After the meal, we will follow the regular Wednesday schedule. Donations will be accepted for the meal and will benefit the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes. Please sign up on the sheet in the foyer so we know how much food to prepare.

VBS 2024!!


An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation

Vacation Bible School is on the calendar for June 2-7, 2024. It’s time to begin preparing for VBS!! 

Are you ready to serve in

Vacation Bible School this

year? This year's

Bible content is EPIC!! We

will study the 7 C's of history

to get a Biblical Worldview.

Don't know what the 7 C's are?

Sign up to serve this year at VBS to find out.

Pre-Register now!

Pre-Registration VBS!!

Bible Study Opportunity

Study on Judges

Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, Pastor Bob

Preschool Sunday School

We are still in need of teachers and helpers for preschool Sunday school.

Our current need is Teachers for Babies, and 1-2’s and 1 helper each in 3-4’s and 5-kindergarten. If interested please contact Diane Emens 423-718-0404, John Hale 423-285-2426 or call the church office, 423-775-0255.

Sunday School Clinic

Garrison Baptist Church, Dayton, Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Mark Miller, Sunday School & Group Specialist will be leading this clinic. There will be leaders for each age group.

Church Services

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

Worship April 14, 2024 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, The Book of Acts: Dr. Les Warren is starting a new study "The Book of Acts" during his Sunday School Teaching at 9:15 AM. The series is titled “The Birth and Development of the Early Church”. This week's video is called "A New Doctrine?" from Acts 17:15-21. Click below for the video. The videos will be posted each Sunday morning at 9:15 AM on Facebook and YouTube. Click the following link:

The Book of Acts Part 36

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:

    FBC Dayton Family,

    Happy Spring, First Baptist Family!

    When I was in Romania, I saw a fast-food restaurant that we have here in the states. We were looking for something for dinner that night, and I wasn’t too hungry. I decided I would go in and get a milkshake. When I asked for the chocolate shake, the reply from the young man was, “I am sorry sir our machine is broken”! I said, “Thank you for making me feel at home”!

    I really got homesick on that trip because my family was not with me. I have noticed that I don’t get homesick when I have family with me because they are “home”. I don’t get "house" sick; I get homesick. Home is more than just a structure, instead it is people that make up our homes.

    I remember a poem, “A house is made from wood and stone, but a home is made with love alone”!

    A few older people have taught me while passing, “When you have more people in Heaven than you do here, you really want to go home!”

    Philippians 3:20 “For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ...”

    Ephesians 2:19 “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household…”

    I can’t wait until we are all around the throne of God worshipping Him forever! What about you?

    Pastor Bob



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