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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A Celebration of Worship

Sunday, January 20, 9:30 AM 

Guest Preacher:  Dr. Ronald Bobo

Westside Missionary Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri

We will also receive as our guests for this service our friends from the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Shelby and their Pastor Dr. Lamont Littlejohn.

Our Interim Pastor, Dr. Robert Canoy, says of Dr. Bobo: “We have been friends since our seminary days and I am grateful that he is able to join us.”

Dr. Bobo is a native of Detroit Michigan. He is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He serves as the Executive Secretary of the Foreign Mission Board of the Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri and he has served as the past President of the Baptist World Alliance Youth Department where he served faithfully ministering to         youth around the world. He is currently active with the parent body of the Baptist World Alliance giving leadership on global issues in the church. Dr. Bobo is also serving as the Chairman of the Foreign Missions Board for the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc. He is also the founder of Sharing Hope International Ministries which ministers globally as well as locally instructing, preaching, and ministering to the needs of the lost and downtrodden.  Dr. Bobo’s dream has always been to evangelize, sharing the love of Jesus Christ to those who have no hope around the world.

Winter Bible Study -- January Sundays 5 PM

On each of the January Sunday Evenings we will enjoy our Winter Bible Study along with Soup and Sandwiches around the tables in the Gym.   Our study on January 6, 13, 20, and 27 will begin at 5:00 PM with soup and sandwich fellowship supper followed by the study The Seven Churches of Revelation led by our Interim Pastor, Dr. Robert Canoy.

FBC Kids Snow-Tubing

Join FBC Kids for a fun day of Snow Tubing in Jonas Ridge, NC on Monday, January 21st. We will meet at the church at 8am and head to the mountains. Cost is $25 per person and you will need to bring money for lunch on the way back. Parents are welcome to join us but you must sign up by January 16th to come.  Sign up on the link below, by email to or by calling the church office. If you sign up on the link below please comment with how many will be joining you. We hope you can all join us for this fun day of fellowship together!!! 

Click here to sign-up for Snow Tubing!

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! 


YOU are needed to serve in the rotation of members who care for preschoolers during the worship services.  This ministry of care allows for parents to be able to attend worship AND allows for you to know one of the greatest blessings in life — introduce children to the love of Jesus!

Click here to sign-up for a Sunday!

Ministry Posting -- Pastor Search

First Baptist Church of Shelby, NC is seeking a new Pastor to lead the church as it moves into its next stage of ministry. The church has been preparing for its Future Story for the past four years by seeking Holy Spirit-led ministry goals while funding facility updates. Those interested in applying should send:

  • A letter of interest
  • A resume
  • A statement of faith and calling
  • A list of five references

To:  First Baptist Church, Pastor Search Committee, 120 N. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC  28150

Or electronically to:

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

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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

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