Some days the struggles of life keep peace & grace just out of reach…

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Some days the struggles of life keep peace & grace just out of reach…  We feel the struggle, too, but we have found the WAY to take hold of life that is truly life…

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Some days the struggles of life keep peace & grace just out of reach…  We feel the struggle, too, but we have found the WAY to take hold of life that is truly life…  So we are ready for life’s journey each day!

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Mega Mondays For Children!

Mondays in July for children, K-5th Grade.  Day trips and lessons in the Lord!

Click here to Register a child for Mega Monday

Prayers for our Cuba Mission Team This Week!

Thank you for your prayers for this group of FBC faithful who are serving this week in Cuba.  They will serve in two Vacation Bible Schools, one Sports camp, and dive into two different construction projects before they return.  We pray for God’s strength, healing, direction, wisdom and boldness to share the love of Jesus as they go!

Worship Services Online Each Week!

We thank God for the opportunity we have as the Body of Christ to gather together for worship each Lord’s Day at 9:30 AM in our Sanctuary. We extend an open invitation to our community to come and worship with us.  However, if your schedule did not allow you to be with us this past Sunday, you can see our worship by clicking below and choosing the date you desire from the Vimeo directory!  

Click Here for Our Worship Services

Interim Minister of Music

As announced in church conference, Dr. Paul Etter, Interim Minister of Music, is returning to his full time responsibilities at Gardner-Webb University in August. The search for his replacement has been assigned to the Worship Arts Pastor Search Committee. To assist with this search process, please submit the names of any potential candidates you may know to Steve Padgett, committee chairman.

(Phone: 704-418-0181. Email:

Ministry Posting -- Pastor Search

FBC Shelby is seeking a Lead Pastor to guide our church into its next stage of worship and ministry. Qualifications include:

  •  A life of personal integrity and devotion to Jesus Christ;
  •  Previous experience as a pastor;
  •  Master of divinity degree or higher;
  •  Spirit-directed proclamation of the Word and vision for ministry;
  •  Evidence of strong leadership skills;
  •  Possession of energy and passion for the tasks of the church;
  •  Effective communication skills to relate and collaborate with staff, church leaders and church members.

Those interested in applying should send a letter of interest and resume to

FBC Shelby supports the mission agencies of the Cleveland County (NC) Baptist Association, the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Ministry Posting -- Band Leader

Thank you for sending resumes to this email address: 

Sunday Morning Worship and Bible Study

We look forward to worshiping the Lord together and studying His Word as we gather in Sunday School:

9:30 AM     Morning Worship in the Sanctuary

10:45 AM    Sunday School for All Ages

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday as we worship the Risen Lord! 

Thankful for Vacation Bible School 2019

We have enjoyed a great week of VBS in an African game preserve where we have learned that though “life is wild” God is GOOD! We thank God for the families who brought their children and grands and we were blessed by a cheerful and tireless team of volunteers who served in every area of VBS!  Timakhala tikuyamika Ambuye! (“We are praising God”, from an East African language)

Click to hear children of the Good, Good Father!

First Baptist Church of Shelby Welcomes You!

We have heard Jesus say, “Come to me all you who are weak and burdened, struggling with life’s demands, and I will give you rest.”  Jesus transforms us from ‘strugglers’ on life’s journey to
‘difference makers’ for God’s glory as we follow him into

Community, Compassion, and Service!

Upcoming Events

To find out about our upcoming events visit our Events Page. Please let us know how you would like to become involved with the life and fellowship of First Baptist Church.

Upcoming Events
Let's Connect

We love to connect with members of our community. Have a prayer request? Want to learn more about our classes? Need someone to share your journey?Just send us a message. 

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He Uses It All - BIG and small!

A glimpse inside what’s going on in the lives of those at FBC. How God is working in us and through us as we intentionally look for His grace in our lives each day.  And then intentionally showing His love to those around us….whether it’s in a different country or right here in our community.  He uses it all-BIG and small! (There will be a wide variety of members and those in the community sharing bits of their stories! Come back often!)

Click on the photos below for the latest blogs!


…..Potatoes! And, white potatoes too! Regardless of the type and the time of year they are harvested, the ministry of the Cleveland County Potato Project has been a sweeeeet blessing to the peop…
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“What is it? — a VBS Reflection

By Tony Tench Community Vacation Bible School has been a great time of learning for children, as well as a timely reminder for all of us as we have served together. This year’s theme has brought…
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Revival is Coming!

Sermon Synopsis: Eduardo Steibel, preaching on May 26, 2019 Consider “Revival” this morning! Revival comes when we surrender ourselves to the Holy Spirit. Revival is our commitment to seek…
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