200th Speaker Series: Dr. Ronnie Floyd

Sunday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. | Sanctuary Dr. Ronnie Floyd, President and CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be our guest speaker. He will preach as well as present information about the upcoming 2021 SBC and Crossover events in...

Overview of Our History 1820-2020

In honor of our 200th Anniversary, here are some milestones from the life our of church. These are broken into 50 year increments and some other events have been included to give you context. 1820-70 1820 – Thirty-five persons organized church in the county...
Nashville First’s 200th Birthday

Nashville First’s 200th Birthday

In 1820, James Monroe was re-elected President of the United States, Mt. Rainer erupted near what is now Seattle, and the Missouri Compromise was signed into law. That same year, The Baptist Church of Nashville (later called First Baptist Nashville) was organized....

The Overcoming Church: Rebuilt and Preserved, Lost and Found

The third building of the First Baptist Church of Nashville, dedicated in 1886 at Seventh and Broad, had become inadequate to hold the congregation that had grown so much under the 34-year leadership of Pastor W. F. Powell. The sanctuary had undergone repeated...

The Overcoming Church: Taken and Reoccupied

The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Nashville had just gathered for worship on Sunday morning, February 11, 1862, when the news came that, after a bloody four-day battle, Confederate Fort Donelson had fallen to the Union Army. Situated on the Cumberland...

200th Speaker Series: Dr. Tom Nettles

Sunday, March 8 at 10:30 in the Sanctuary. Dr. Tom Nettles is widely regarded as one of the foremost Baptist historians in America. He will speak on Baptist Confessions of Faith. ​Currently with Founders Ministries, he also served as the Professor of Historical...