Our vision is to be a diverse community intentional in sharing the truth, hope and love of Jesus Christ with the priority of engaging and growing beginning in downtown Nashville.

Loving God, Loving People


WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITIES WILL GO ON AS PLANNED: Nashville First will be open on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Dinner will be served as normal followed by GROW groups, First Kids, First Students, Choir, and all scheduled events. Keep in mind, the church does NOT follow any school closings, but rather brings our leadership team together to determine the safety of everyone involved. Please use your best judgment whether it is safe to drive in or attend given your circumstances. Our policy is to inform everyone of the changes at least 2 hours before a service or event is canceled or altered in any way. Hope to see you tonight!

Service Times & Streaming

Nashville First has two diverse worship experiences offered on Sunday mornings. Both services begin at 10:30 a.m. in different locations on our campus. The Sanctuary Service is temporarily meeting in our Fellowship Hall on the third floor due to Sanctuary Renovations. The Fellowship on Broadway Service meets in the Broadway Chapel on the first floor.

Share genuine worship in our Sanctuary Service featuring the powerful preaching of God’s Word, along with our choir and orchestra. Worship music is led by Worship and Music Pastor, Joe Fitzpatrick. On most Sundays, the sermon is given by our Transitional Interim Pastor, Darrell Gwaltney.

The Sanctuary Service is live streamed at 10:30 a.m. Sundays: Facebook page  | YouTube site

Experience great community, authentic worship, and Bible-based teaching in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Worship music is led by Jason Cox and the band. On most Sundays, the sermon is given by our Pastor of Urban Mission, Gary Morgan.

The Fellowship on Broadway Service is live streamed at 10:30 a.m. Sundays: Facebook page  | YouTube site

Ministering to downtown since 1820

Nashville First has been a caring community of faith with a heart for the people who live, work, and enjoy downtown for over 200 years. The Baptist Church of Nashville was organized on July 22, 1820. Because the charter was granted by a special legislative act prior to the adoption of the Tennessee Constitution of 1870, the corporation is exempt from compliance with current statutes applicable to non-profit corporations. 

Connect Groups

Nashville First offers a variety of small group Bible Studies called “Connect Groups”. Most of these meet on Sunday mornings beginning at 9 or 9:30 a.m. Our First Kids and First Students are divided into age groups. Most of our adult classes are separated by topic, age, or interests. To find out which group you would best fit into, please contact Alan Raughton.

We’d love to connect with you

Visiting a new church can be intimidating. We want you to feel at ease joining us. Entrance to our church is marked by flagged doors on our campus. Parking is available in any of our lots for free while attending church services or events. When you enter let a greeter know you are a guest, and they can direct you to a Connect Group or one of our Worship Services. Pastors for each services are available after Worship in the lobby or hub area. Look for a gift bag at the Pastor’s Reception area. We can’t wait to meet you!

Nashville First Cares

Please let us know of any prayer concerns you might have by emailing prayer@nashvillefirst.org. Our Care Team at Nashville First would like everyone to know that we are available to help at this time. If you are in need of special assistance, please click here to fill out here and give us some information.

Perhaps you would be able to volunteer and help someone else, if so then please click here to fill out the “I Can Help” form.

Becoming a Christian

Perhaps you have visited this website to learn more about Nashville First Baptist Church, or maybe you’re looking for a church home. Maybe you feel a stirring in your heart to know the God of the universe and His Son, Jesus. If you would like to accept Christ as your Savior, we would love to talk with you. Please contact us and let us know about your decision.