Classof2020

Tori Brethen Daughter of Greg & Jenny Brethen Smyrna High School Motlow State Community College Max Dean Son of Joey & Emily Dean Graduate of Hillsboro High School University of Tennessee Knoxville Spencer Dunn Son of Brad & Melanie Dunn Graduate...

Lives Shaken: Harper Family Survives Storm

Harpers in front of their home. Photo by: Morgan Preston By Michelle Harper At 12:54 a.m. on March 3, 2020, our lives were shaken in a way we’d never imagined they could be. With little advanced warning, an EF-3 tornado ripped through our subdivision and our community...

Lunch volunteers serve MDHA residents displaced by storms

Thank you to all our volunteers who came out Thursday, March 5 to serve lunch. Everyone was greeted with a warm meal and prayer. Volunteers were able to minister to several families in need. All extra meals were packaged up and delivered to subsidized housing units at...
Frank and to the Point: March 2020

Frank and to the Point: March 2020

Constant Change Greek Philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 500 BC) said “The only thing constant is change.” The truth of this statement appears to be evident in many ways at Nashville First Baptist Church. Let me walk through a few of the changes that have recently...

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...

Dr. Fred Heifner Awarded

Dr. Fred Heifner was recently awarded the Virginia and Guy Thackston Liberal Arts Professorship at Cumberland University. This is the first professorship to be awarded in the 178-year history of the school, and came from the Thackston Family Foundation. He has taught...
Two Tennessee Churches Work to Bridge Racial Divisions

Two Tennessee Churches Work to Bridge Racial Divisions

Note: This article originally appeared on ethicsdaily.com on August 6, 2018. Rerun with permission. by Frank Lewis, senior pastor Four pastors—two black and two white—walked into a bar. Well, not exactly, but close. We had breakfast together, along with five or six...
What Is Bible Drill?

What Is Bible Drill?

What if every Sunday morning you could quickly find the Scripture reference that the sermon was based on? Chances are you were in Bible Drill at some point in your life. Helping intentionally develop Bible skills in the lives of children is what Bible Drill is all...

Hand of God Was Instrumental in Forming the Joseph School

First Grade Class at The Joseph School The Joseph School (TJS) is a private school located in Cabaret, Haiti, and is currently serving 150 students in 1st – 5th grades. Public school as we know it is practically non-existent in Haiti and privately-run schools are very...

The Overcoming Church: Starting Over with Only Five Members

On July 22,1820, our church was founded as the Baptist Church of Nashville. The church had thrived under its first pastor, Reverend Richard Dabbs, a seasoned church planter from Virginia. The Baptist Church of Nashville had grown and prospered to the extent that it...