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

Combining Worship Services – FAQ

As we continue to draw nearer to the arrival of your new pastor, we will be focusing on coming together in worship, our work in the community, and preparing for the future God is creating for this church. Coming together in worship presents a key opportunity for us to join our hearts and voices together, encourage and strengthen each other, and learn from each other’s passion for worship and service.

We have created this FAQ to gather answers to many of the good and helpful questions we all have about how we can make this transition. Your dynamic and faithful ministers will be working diligently over the next month as we prepare for this transition to one worship service. Please continue to pray for the way God will be working in our church now and in the month and years to come.


If you have any further questions or would like to comment, please send an email to: onenashvillefirst@gmail.com.

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 our praise and worship band. 

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.