Welcome! We are so excited you have decided to check us out online and hope to see you in person at our next gathering. Walking through the door of a new church can sometimes be a little intimidating when you don’t know what to expect.
Here you will find all the information we could think of to answer the typical questions people have. Once you have explored this page, we hope you will feel excited and comfortable about your first visit even before you get here.
If you find you have questions about something not listed here, just give us a call or send us an e-mail. Our contact information is at the bottom of every page.
First Baptist Church is an unaffiliated church, meaning we don’t belong to any organization that oversees or governs our church. We are a Bible believing and teaching church that is seeking to become a church that is indispensable to our community through CONNECTING with God and others, GROWING in Christ, and GIVING BACK to God through the church and the community.
At FBC Troy we believe that every person that enters our doors is not just a number to be counted. You are a unique creation with a name, a story and you matter A LOT to God. FBC wants to connect with you to know you and learn your story. We want to grow with you and watch how God uses your story to serve others.
Click on Statement of Faith or on Our Core Values to see what we believe and value.
YES! It's "wear some clothes"! All kidding aside, you will see us in a mix of dressy, business casual and casual attire. The focus should be on the worship experience, not what everyone is wearing. God is concerned with what is in your heart so just get comfortable and come visit us!
There is plenty of parking all around the church. Spots are available near the main entrance that are reserved just for visitors. There is also plenty of handicapped parking near each entrance.
Our Welcome Center is located just inside the front entrance. We encourage you to stop by and pick up information about FBC, ask any questions you have and get directions to where you need to go. We'll also have a small gift for you to show our appreciation for checking us out.
If you just want to quietly blend in, then we also want you to feel free to do that, too. There is a map of our facility on the wall near the Welcome Center, and you will find ushers roaming throughout to help direct you or answer questions.
So you've attended a service, now what? It's important that you continue to connect with fellow believers in worship and teaching. Jesus told his followers not to forsake this practice.
It's also important that you are growing in your faith and likeness to Jesus. FBC has Life Groups throughout the week and this is a great way to easily make connections and get comfortable. Bible Studies are available at 9:30am and 11am on Sunday mornings as well as a Prayer Time and Bible study on Wednesday evenings. These exist to not only help us grow in these qualities, but also allow us to connect with others on a more personal level. Participation in the discussion is encouraged, but if you aren't comfortable, that's fine, too.
We are not only to grow in our faith and likeness to Jesus, we are to put that to use and serve like Jesus did. There are many ways that you can serve, or as we like to call it, giving back, at FBC. There are opportunities to give back within the church, our community and throughout the world.
Information on ways you can connect, grow and give back with FBC are on this website and at our Welcome Center. Visit the links in the corresponding menus to learn more. And if you have questions, feel free to call or e-mail us.