About Us

Welcome!  Our church mission statement reads: The First Baptist Church of Jackson creates a caring community where personal and spiritual needs are seen and attended to through worship of God, Christ-centered fellowship, and service to others. 

Founded in 1839, First Baptist Church has been a vital presence of God’s hope and grace in downtown Jackson for more than 170 years.  From the corner of South Jackson and Cortland Streets, the congregation continues to live this legacy through mission and outreach to the community.

First Baptist is a place to be known by God and friends.  Come, explore faith, find nurture for the soul, and a place of belonging.