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Our History

First Baptist Church of Brookhaven began in 1872, since then, the congregation has occupied 3 separate buildings while remaining in the heart of the city. As the church has grown in membership and square footage, the congregation continues to impact Brookhaven, Lincoln County and beyond with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. First Baptist encourages everyone to KNOW God through Jesus Christ, GROW in their relationship with God, SERVE God by serving in ministry, and SHARE God’s love with others.

Modern Era Renovations

Experience Restoration (1995) - Converting the 1914 Sanctuary into a modern Fellowship Hall (2nd floor) and Small Group rooms (3rd floor); Converting the old Fellowship Hall (1st floor) into modern Wee Care Children's rooms; adding a commercial kitchen building (new construction); and improving Senior Adult Educational space.

Experience Renewal (2012) - In the Sanctuary: installation of new Sound, Video Production and Lighting systems; Renovation of Broadcast System, Redesigned the Stage. On the Children's Educational Wing (2nd floor); redesigned and new construction of classrooms including internet accessible televisions.

Experience Renewal 2 (2014) - In the Family Life Center: redesigned and new construction of space to include a new Student Ministry Worship Center; Gathering room with video games and television; Cafe nook; Check-in Desk; College small group room; Multi-use room. It also included renovation of Student Pastor's office; Children's Ministry Director's office and game room. In addition new lighting, sound, and visual media systems were added.