First Baptist Spartanburg
Who We Are
In Christ, more is possible than you can ever imagine!
Here at First Baptist Spartanburg, our mission is to encourage complete and courageous living in Christ. FBS is a place where everyone can invite anyone to come and encounter the Living One, Jesus Christ. What doesn't matter to us is age, appearance, ethnicity, social status, style, income. What does matter is you, and the amazing possibilities made possible by Jesus Christ in your life. We're in this journey together!
- 09:00am - Genesis (Hangar)
- 09:00am - Celebration (Sanctuary)
- 10:30am - Genesis (Hangar)
- 10:30am - Classic (Sanctuary)
- 07:45pm - Merge: College & Young Adults (Hangar)
- 06:30pm - Hour of Encouragement: Senior Adults (Chapel)
- 06:45pm - Crossfire: Student Ministry (Hangar)
What to Expect
Dr. Don Wilton
Dr. Don Wilton has served as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina for nineteen years. He also serves as president of The Encouraging Word television ministry. This ministry reaches thousands of homes through the regional CBS-affiliate, WSPA-TV, and millions of homes both nationally and globally through the broadcast of The Encouraging Word. Dr. Wilton’s preaching and teaching is hallmarked by his uncompromising presentation of the life changing truth of God’s Word that points people to Jesus. He challenges and encourages people to become all that they can be for Christ, emphatic in his belief that “evangelism is incomplete until the evangelized become the evangelists.” He has written and published many manuals, articles, and reviews for the Southern Baptist Convention, Preaching and Decision magazines, as well as other publications. He has authored, Starting for the Finish, The Absolute Certainty of Life After Death (a novel), See You at the Finish Line, Totally Secure, When God Prayed, and A Hope and a Future…Overcoming Discouragement. Dr. Wilton has served as president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is a frequent speaker for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, as well as the Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism held around the world. He is a distinguished Bible expositor, a frequent guest of other TV ministries and guest speaker and preacher in many Bible conferences, state conventions, seminaries and colleges across the nation. Don and his wife, Karyn, have three grown children: their son Rob and his wife, Annabeth, and grandsons, Bolt, Mack and Birk; their son Greg and his wife, Abby, and grandsons Max and Charlie; and their daughter, Shelley. Both sons are being used mightily in the Gospel ministry.
What Members SayAdd your voice
EmilyI love the people and Dr Wilton has hit on some things I’ve been through this year
Janie FerrellI have served the Lord all my life in various capacities such as Primary Sunbeam Leader by age 16...moving on to being a Children’s Pastor in SC, KY, TX and OK for a total of 30 years and a teacher in Christian Schools for 48 years (owning my own Christian Academy since 1992) For the past 3 years I have been unable to attend my home church, Washington Avenue Baptist Church in Greenville SC, due to lingering illness. First Baptist Church Spartanburg has been my church. Dr. Wilton brings the total Word of God!! Not only do I watch the Sunday morning service but I watch Genesis on Saturday night. His messages feed my soul. I worship as they worship. I have rewritten my High School curriculum with up-to-date events; no common core; no discriminations however it DOES include the Word of God. First Baptist Church Spartanburg is spotlighted in some subjects. I am charging NO tuition. Grades 9-12 AND adults will just pay for their materials. Thank you Pastor Wilton for your dedication to the Lord And Rev. Britt Dillard, you know me well enough (as well as Rev. Seth Buckley)to know I am dedicated as unto the Lord.
Nan SpringerWe moved to Greer, SC last summer from Oklahoma. The pandemic hit about the time we decided to join a church. We are still members in OK. We have enjoyed the services in the park immensely. My husband has gone through 2 major surgeries here, We need a church home. Thank you, Dr. Wilton
Mary rossThis is more of a question When does a person feel the calling of God to the ministry. I have a grandson that is asking questions only God can answer. He is 26 years old and never been a church goer since he was child. I have never known a better man. He is a graduate of western carolina university. They do not teach religion and are liberal.
Delores McCrawI have a question the service that was preach yesterday 3-1 2020 will it be on again or can I order a Tape I didn’t get to watch the whole thing. God Bless
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