“As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” – John 20: 21b


A Missional Community

We desire to live out the gospel in everyday activities – everyday rhythms. We have found these specific rhythms of life throughout The Story of God and in every culture in every part of the world.

Live Missional at your workplace

Live Missional in your neighborhood


Our Ministry Partners

Nashville First supports our Ministry Partners in different ways. Some receive financial gifts, others are provided a place to minister, and some are volunteer opportunities for members. We encourage everyone to come alongside these ministries in prayer and helping throughout the year. Here are the Ministry Partners we are engaging with:

Begin Anew

Empowers individuals to overcome the obstacles caused by poverty by providing education, mentoring, and resources.

Contact: Shane Hitchcock

Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Contact: Vic Hatridge

The Hope Clinic for Women

A faith-based safe and confidential place equipping women, men and families with: unplanned pregnancies, access to women’s healthcare, prevention education, pregnancy loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, failed IVF/Adoption and abortion) and postpartum depression.

Contact: Neely Cotten

Humphreys Street Coffee

A social enterprise of Harvest Hands CDC, created to raise up leaders within our neighborhood by creating jobs, providing mentorship, and teaching skills that empower youth such as customer service, marketing, and craftsmanship.

Contact: Macon Fields

International Mission Board

IMB missionary presence cultivates gospel access, gospel belief, and church planting and multiplication

Contact: Gary Morgan

The Joseph School

Located in Cabaret, Haiti, The Joseph School equips Haitian children with an education based in leadership focused on service.

Contact: Brad Dunn or Susie Roberson

La Casa International Church

A multiethnic, multilingual, and multigenerational community of disciples making disciples at home (Nashville) and in the nations.

Contact: Gary Morgan

Martha’s Pantry

A food bank within Nashville First to help families and individuals in need.

Contact: Gena Carter Edwards

Men of Valor

Committed to winning men in prison to Jesus Christ and discipling them. Our purpose is to equip them to re-enter society as men of integrity – becoming givers to the community rather than takers.

Contact: Russell Brothers

Nashville Rescue Mission

A Christ-centered community committed to helping the hungry, homeless, and hurting by providing programs and services that focus on a person’s entire life-physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and social.

Contact: Tony Rankin

Nashville World Outreach

A cooperative ministry supported by Tusculum Hills Baptist Church, Nashville First Baptist Church, and Forest Hills Baptist Church. It is designed to support and serve refugees and immigrants living in South Nashville.

Contact: Pam Stockett 

The Next Door

A treatment program that provides expert care for substance use and co-occurring disorders in a faith-based and compassionate setting to empower women for lifetime recovery.

Contact: Andrea Overby

Project Connect Nashville

Provide hope, job training, financial counseling, and support services to families from across the Nashville area.

Contact: Kathy Wilcox


Building stability through a compassionate and collaborative rental/mortgage assistance program.

Contact: Lisa Wooley, office located at  NFBC

Room In The Inn

Provide affordable housing, support services, and community space for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Contact: Ken Curtis

Second Harvest Food Bank

Provides food to people facing hunger and work to advance hunger solutions

Contact: Joe Fitzpatrick

SEND Network

A part of the North American Mission Board, SEND is a partnership of people just like you—churches and church planters—planting churches everywhere for everyone.

Contact: Gary Morgan

Ukraine ESL/Bible Study

Members partner with the Ukraine Seminary to provide language education for people learning English.  

Contact: Billy Hoffman


Connects churches to public schools
to see our students thrive and our communities transformed

Contact: Andrea Overby

Community Missional Opportunities

At times, there will be individual aspects to living missionally, but as we see with Jesus and his disciples, we are meant to live on mission as a community. We are meant to bless, serve, and love others as a loving community.

Rock-n-Roll Marathon

Saturday, April 23: This unique event provides an unparalleled opportunity for serving racers and their families from the city and the world in Jesus’ name!

July Fourth Bash

Tuesday, July 4, 2023: This is a festive, fun opportunity to engage with the community as we come together to celebrate Independence Day.

Veterans Day Parade

Friday, November 11, 2022: A day to bless and support our Veterans and their families who live in the surrounding Nashville area.

Live Out Love

Saturday, November 12 – A Missional venture for everyone – at any comfort level – to Live Out Love. Whether at home, work, or at play, we will have opportunities for us to love our neighbors and the city. Learn more. 


Ongoing Missions at Nashville First

Nashville First works to serve God on His mission through these ministries within our church.

Missionary Residence

Nashville First provides a “Missionary on Furlough Residence” house to help provide a home for international missionaries and their family when they return to the states. 

Contact: Steve Walsh

Women Missionary Union

WMU is an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention, which began 133 years ago in the hearts of visionary leaders to pray and systematically raise money for missions. At Nashville First, our WMU provides missions discipleship resources, offers opportunities to engage with compassion ministries, and helps raise funding through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (NAMB) and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (IMB).

Contact: Denise Bronaugh

The Youth Choir Mission Trip

We are a choir made up of 7th-12th graders, proudly representing Nashville First Baptist Church. Every summer we tour the nation to share the gospel through missions and music. 

Contact: Joe Fitzpatrick

Missions Committee

Scott Payne, chair

Billy Hoffman, co-chair

Ken Curtis

Larry Felts

Julianna Wilson

Meredith Cummings

Lauren Peles

Mark Fairless

Bethany Bedford

Denise Bronaugh, WMU Director