First Baptist Church

Honoring our Past, Celebrating the Present, Engaging the Future Pearl River, LA
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church

Plan Your Visit

64541 Highway 3081
Pearl River, LA 70452

(985) 863-3363


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Who We Are

Pearl River First is a traditional, community-oriented church. Our staff includes ministers who help us to focus on areas of spiritual worship and growth such as music, children, students, Christian discipleship and growth, and worship through music and preaching. PRF supports our community prayerfully and through active projects. Our outreach includes missional endeavors across Louisiana, the US, and Internationally through cooperative giving. We would be delighted for you join us this Sunday in worship. Tell us you saw us on Faith Street!

About Us

Casual, Down to Earth, Friendly, Conservative, Neighborhood-focused

Nursery, Food Pantry, Youth Group, Choir, Children's Ministry, Adult Education, Seniors Ministry, Community Service

Traditional Hymns

Baptist (SBC)




Our Services

What are services like?
FPR is family oriented and very traditional in our approach to worship. We sing hymns and choruses. Our worship is lead by staff, instrumentalists, and an adult choir. Children are welcome in the service. We also provide Children's Church and a weekly Children's message. Our worship services last 60-75 minutes. We have new families each week and YOU are welcome too!

What is the community like?
Our church is a great reflection of the community in which we live and serve. Our members span the ages of nursery to senior adult. Our services are simple, informal, and filled with friendly people. We want our guest’s experience with us to be comfortable without fear of embarrassment.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We believe the 25 most important words in the Bible are John 3:16! The gospel message of Jesus Christ is the most important story ever told. We invite seekers and those who are not yet believers to join us. We promise to never embarrass you or singled out. Our services include a moment of commitment for any and all who need to respond to God's call upon their lives.


Tobey Pitman

Tobey Pitman

Dr. Tobey Pitman is the Pastor at Pearl River First. The Pitmans have been residents of PRLA since 1993, have 2 adult sons, and 5 grandchildren. Tobey and Cathy served for 32 years as career missionaries for Southern Baptists. Tobey has also served as the Ministry Strategist for the North Shore Baptist Association, the faith-based liaison for St. Tammany Parish Emergency Operations Center and has served on the LEPC. Tobey serves several Chaplain positions... for the local Police Department., for the Parish Coroner, and for the local hospital. Tobey is a Native Texan and received his education from Howard Payne University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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