First Baptist Church of Galax

Where everybody is welcome, nobody is perfect and anything is possible. Galax, VA
First Baptist Church of Galax

Plan Your Visit

1024 E Stuart Dr
Galax, VA 24333-2512

(276) 236-5185


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Who We Are

As a caring community, First Baptist Galax is excited to offer a wide variety of ministry opportunities as well as a chance for you to know who we are and what God has in store!

If you are searching for a new church home or want to plug into a special community of caring folks, we hope that you can join us for Sunday morning worship or one of our weekly events.

First Baptist Galax is a missional church. Our goal is simply stated in Matthew 28:19, to bring people into a relationship with Jesus that is strong and vibrant.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: First Baptist Church is on a mission to impact individuals and families throughout the world by sharing Jesus, by serving the brokenhearted and the lost, and by becoming devoted followers of Christ.

About Us

Casual, Friendly, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Lots of kids, Down to Earth, Neighborhood-focused

Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Nursery, Preschool, Faith and Work, Missions, Seniors Ministry

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ



English, Spanish


Our Services

What are services like?
* Feel free to come casual or dressy. We have no dress code, whatever makes you comfortable is great with us. * Sit anywhere you like, there are no assigned seats. * Beware of friendly people – someone WILL speak to you. * Your kids are safe and they’ll have fun in Kidz Quest, a worship experience designed especially for children in Kindergarten-5th grade. * A spacious, clean, well-staffed nursery and preschool classes are provided for those children 5 and under.

What is the community like?
A small town with hard-working people. Less manufacturing and more tourism over the last few years. Because of low taxes and scenic beauty, the twin counties are poplar for retirement and many people have summer vacation homes in the area. A great place to raise kids.

What if I'm not a Christian?
First Baptist is a safe place for seekers to hear the life-changing message of Christ without pressure or judgment.


Sam Bartlett

Sam Bartlett

Sam Bartlett is native of Galax who came back “home” after spending twenty years in Kentucky and Florida as a pastor, church planter, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. He received his BA from Asbury College and his M.Div from Asbury Theological Seminary. His is an author and a noted authority in the areas of team building, customer service, leadership, employee engagement, and managing conflict while implementing change. He has provided on-site training for companies such as AT&T, Rockwell, Black & Decker, Johnson & Johnson and has helped both churches and businesses accomplish their vision. Sam is an outdoor enthusiast, a horse trainer, and a community leader. His personal mission is to “liberate greatness”. He lives with Linda, his wife, and they are the proud parents of five children, and are blessed with one granddaughter.

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