Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
1 Timothy 4:15

Our Mission & Vision

The Mission of First Baptist Nashville ...

Loving God, Loving People

The Vision of First Baptist Nashville ...

Building a caring community of faith that mediates the transforming love of Christ beginning in Downtown Nashville and extending around the world.

The Functions of a New Testament Church ...

Worship • Discipleship • Evangelism • Fellowship • Ministry


Get to Know First Baptist Nashville

Our Core Values

First Baptist Nashville adopted seven core values in 2008. They are at the core of who we are as a congregation. They state what's important to us as a church family.

What We Believe

Years ago, our church adopted statements of belief. While the language is from another era, these statements demonstrate the historic nature of our church and the foundation upon which we have ministered as Nashville's First Baptist Church.

Our History

First Baptist Church has been a fixture in downtown Nashville for more than 190 years. Those years reveal bold commitment to Christ, consistent dedication to Baptist principles, tenacious focus on the purpose of the church, a disciplined spirit of sacrifice, courageous resolution of crises, and careful articulation of goals and dreams.