The first recorded meeting of First Baptist Church was February 8, 1931. This meeting included the nine (9) Charter members:
Mrs. Clyde Baker, Miss Emaline Baker, Miss Jennie Baker,
Mrs. Albert Jones Sr., Mrs. Brintz Maynard, Mrs. Denny Mills,
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Mills, Mrs. W. B. Rogers.
First Baptist Church is a member of The Union Association of Baptist Churches, The Tennessee Baptist Convention, and The Southern Baptist Convention. We are an Autonomous New Testament Church, part of the body of The Church of Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible is our guide for both worship and service to our Lord Jesus Christ.
The purpose and mission of this church is to proclaim to all people the good news that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation. We are to magnify God through the preaching and teaching of the Holy Bible, to promote individual and collective divine worship, and to administer the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. We are to promote Christian growth, to care for the physical and spiritual needs of mankind, and to strengthen and uphold the moral fiber of its members and society in general.
We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired word of God and the basis for our beliefs. The church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention. We voluntarily band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind.
As our Doctrine this church accepts the Holy Bible as its authority in all matters of faith and practice. Its understanding of Christian truth as contained therein is in essential accord with the belief of Southern Baptist churches as indicated in the statement of faith.