At First Baptist Church of Lenoir City, we recognize the need for a formal membership.
We ask you to commit to membership for three reasons:
1. A Biblical Reason: Christ is committed to the church.
2. A Practical Reason: It defines who can be counted on. Membership identifies our family.
3. A Personal Reason: It produces spiritual growth. The New Testament links accountability to spiritual growth. You cannot be accountable when you are not committed to any specific church family.
To become a member of First Baptist Church, you can join by the following means:
•Receive Christ and be baptized by immersion.
•Transfer membership from another Southern Baptist Church.
•Submit a faith statement from another denomination stating baptism by immersion.
•Submit a faith statement from another denomination and request to be baptized by immersion.
Baptism is one of the most important parts of the Christian life, because Christ Himself commanded that we be baptized. (Read Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:3-4).
Baptism is not a Baptist command, but is a command of Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Whosoever shall keep even the least of His commandments shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Furthermore, Jesus Christ Himself said that if we love Him we will keep His commandments (John 14:15).
Throughout the New Testament men, women, boys and girls joyfully obeyed the command of Christ and were happily baptized as soon as they received the Gift of Eternal Life.
To download a brochure on Baptism, click here (Baptism brochure as a PDF)
If you have any questions concerning membership, please contact Dr. Jeff Bowden at 986-9066 or
or any FBCLC pastor or minister.
The purpose of “First Glance” is to acquaint guests with general information about First Baptist. In “First Glance”. Guests will spend time with our Senior Pastor, Dr. Jack Jackson, and learn what we believe, how we are organized, staff and their ministries, history of the church, and how to join First Baptist as well as tour the church facilities. The class meets every quarter on Sunday at 9:00 am in the Green Room, which is located in the back hallway of the Worship Center main level. Please watch the weekly bulletin or contact the church office for the next scheduled class.