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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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! 

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.

Thank you for your prayers!

What’s the best news you have ever heard? Click below and hear the “good news” that God has in store for you!

Living in Victory not Defeat

On Wednesday, March 13, 6:15 PM in the FBC Gym following fellowship supper, Guest Speaker, and former FBC member, Holly Sweat, will share her message entitled “Living in Victory not Defeat!”

As a Motivational Speaker, Personal and Career Counselor Holly has over 20+ years of successful experience motivating and teaching  people how to reach their full potential. Holly’s powerful message inspires audiences and empowers them to tackle the toughest issues with a rare blend of real life strategies, no-nonsense personality, and laugh out loud humor coupled with a solid foundation and reliance on the Word of God. Holly recently lost her husband to Cancer. Throughout their agonizing battle her motto was, “Living in Victory not Defeat”. You will be inspired as she shares her unique insights and personal stories of struggle, pain, and overcoming adversity.

Click here to learn more about Holly's ministry

Vacation Bible School 2019

This Summer, June 23-27, we are partnering with our sisters and brothers at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Central United Methodist Church for a Community Bible School for kids.  So, SAVE THE DATE and invite children to VBS.  Here’s a brief video invite for you!!

Click here for VBS Promo Video


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!

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.

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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!

Giving Thanks for the Recipe!

By Tony Tench,  Thanksgiving Day My Mother is a great cook!  She always has been able to bring the skills to the kitchen.  We all have our favorites from her culinary repertoire.  There was a day …
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