First Baptist Church
1279 Friendship Road
Tallassee, Alabama 36078
(334) 283-2287
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What to Expect at First Baptist

What Surprised Me

"First Baptist is not at all what we expected."

"There are all classes of people. Everyone's opinion is respected."

When You Walk in the Door

"There is someone to meet me when I come in the door and show me which Sunday School class to go to."

"Ladies will hand you a bulletin."

"A warm greeting."

"A well-oriented, beautiful place to come and worship!"

How People Dress

"Very diverse."

"With the exception of the pastor and minister of music, very few wear a coat and tie. Golf shirts are popular."

Child Care

"Child care is a priority."

"I feel confident leaving my child in her class, knowing she will be taken care of."

"Child care is one of the best things we offer and allows all parents to feel comfortable."

Sunday School

"You will be greeted by someone at the door to your class."

"Sunday School offers a variety of choices for everyone."

Since classes are not strictly age-graded, "You can choose where you feel comfortable."

"My Sunday School class is full of real people."


"Fun loving, very casual."

"Family atmosphere."

"The atmosphere is very friendly."

"A sweet and welcoming spirit."

"Wednesday nights are more laid back."

"People of all ages."

Worship Services

Pastor Gentle "does not scream. He teaches us in a calm, enjoyable, easy to understand manner."

"A teaching pastor."

"Contemporary, but not too much so."

"We sing both choruses and hymns."

"Worship services are structured for all ages and all ages are used to sing."

"My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed Worship KidStyle [children's church]. She looks forward to coming to church."