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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First Baptist Church Profile

As our church is praying for the Lord’s direction toward our new lead pastor, we have prepared this introductory profile of our life together as the people of God at First Baptist Church in Shelby, NC

Click here to read our Church Profile

Winter Bible Study 2019

Join in our Winter Bible Study, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Every Sunday Evening in January

5:30 PM   Soup and Sandwich Supper in the Gym

6:00 PM   Dr. Canoy leads Bible Study — “Evangelism: The Acts Way”

6:30 PM   Rev. Leland Kerrr leads training time in sharing our faith

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! 

FBC Worship Childcare and YOU!

Please sign up for a time slot below to stay in the Baby Nursery or the Toddler Nursery!  Contact Libby Blanton to secure a serving time slot.

Arrive 15 minutes prior to the service time you sign up for.  

May God bless you as you serve him through serving with our children on Sunday mornings. 

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

English as Second Language Classes

English as Second Language (ESL) Classes

Thirteen Years and Counting – An International Ministry in the Heart of Shelby, NC

For the past thirteen and one-half years, English lessons have been taught on Monday evenings at Shelby’s First Baptist Church. The new semester of classes will begin on Monday, September 16 at 6:30 PM. These classes meet every Monday from September 16 – December 2 and from January 27 –April 27 in 2020. The lessons begin in the Ladies Parlor on the first floor of C-Building from 6:30 – 8:15 PM. Child cares is available for Pre-K through Elementary ages. Classes are offered on three levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced by certified ESL Teachers. For more information call 704-482-3467 or come on opening night at 6:30 PM, September 16.

The leaders of the ESL Ministry are often asked by the international students, “Why are you doing this for us?” This question has one simple answer: “Christ’s love!” The ESL Ministry has become a wonderful way to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with ALL of our neighbors in Cleveland County!

Click Here to Contact Us About ESL

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!

Evangelism: The Acts Way — 1

Winter Bible Study Session One Summary — 5 January 20 Acts 1:1-8: Let’s remember what “evangelism” is all about, viz. “good news,” that’s what the word means!…
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Talk…at Christmastime and Always!

By Tony Tench The people of Israel were given wise counsel through the giving of the law in Deuteronomy to be sure to “talk about” the words and ways and commandments of God with their chi…
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When It’s a “Blue” Christmas

ur FBC Faith and Health Ministry Team would like for our church family to be aware of the signs and concerns about depression.  It is real and it has an impact on the lives of our friends and neighbo…
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“Need to Know” about Treasures

By Tony Tench The church where our daughter and her family serve the Lord have a phrase they use each week in the children’s classes. They point the kids to the day’s “need to know&#…
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