We exist to help connect Jesus to people, people to community, community to mission.

Loving God, Loving People

Worship Service:

Nashville First’s Worship Service takes place in our Sanctuary featuring the powerful preaching of God’s Word and worship music. Please join us for worship together!

The Worship 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 our Worship Service. Pastors 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.