First Baptist Church

FBCG emphasizes worship, spiritual development, fellowship & ministry. Greensboro, NC
First Baptist Church

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1000 W Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC 27401-1808



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Who We Are

First Baptist is a church that emphasizes worship, spiritual development, fellowship and ministry to our city and our world.

On Worship: Most of the churches in this city do some form of contemporary worship which is one reason we do not. We use interactive and classic forms to help worshipers touch the transcendent and offer their best to God.

On Spiritual Development: We provide Bible Study and other learning and growing experiences for people of ALL ages.

On Fellowship: Other than food, our emphasis is on everyone being connected to a class or group that is caring, encouraging, playful and real.

On Ministry: Every believer is a minister and there are dozens of opportunities for various kinds of service through our church.

First Baptist Greensboro affirms the freedoms and confessions of our Baptist heritage but embraces persons from other Christian traditions. We value a centrist theology and the diversity that exists in God’s world. We believe that Christian goals are only accomplished through the methods of Jesus, not partisan power. We value multi-generational relationships and open discussions about life and faith. We affirm that “the earth is the Lord’s” and therefore every person is a steward or manager of God’s creation. We function through methods of congregational governance so that there is great transparency in finance and other matters related to the priorities of the church.

About Us

Friendly, Multigenerational, Historic, Creative, Traditional Liturgy

Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Preschool, Disability, Seniors Ministry, Community Service

Traditional Hymns, Organ

Baptist (CBF)


English, American Sign Language

Our Services

What are services like?
Worship by the First Baptist community does not fit neatly into one of the two well-known and well-worn categories: "contemporary" or "traditional." Our worship is interactive, participatory and focused on God. In worship we celebrate the good news of Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit. We employ both ancient and modern forms that help us touch the transcendent as we seek a divine perspective on our lives in the world. Because our congregation is diverse in age, we use worship songs and texts that are ageless. Because our congregation is unified around our mission, we worship God together in one service on Sunday mornings. Because our congregation is part of a world-wide communion, we celebrate the many types of worship we find among God's people. Although imperfectly, we have committed ourselves to worship that speaks the truth about God and makes God preeminent in our lives.

What is the community like?
The FBC community is intergenerational. We fellowship together and serve together in our community and world. We are a welcoming family of faith and provide programming for all from Bible study to missions to music and more.

Leadership View all

Alan Sherouse

Alan Sherouse

Rev. Alan Sherouse was affirmed as Senior Pastor at FBC Greensboro on July 28, 2013. He received his Master of Divinity degree at the Divinity School at Wake Forest University. He also received a Masters of Arts in New Testament and Early Christianity at Vanderbilt University. Alan has served as a youth pastor and an associate pastor, but most recently as a pastor at the Metro Baptist Church in Midtown Manhattan, New York.

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