Welcome To Russellville, Alabama

First Baptist Church

Rooted in the Gospel, Planted in the City…
Are you new to RFBC? Well, welcome to our family! As you explore our website, we would like to invite you to get to know us a little bit. We were planted in the heart of Russellville, Alabama, in 1867, and we have been a vital part of the community ever since. Our desire is to make disciples that make disciples, as we live out the Great Commission across the street and around the world!
Our Vision Statement
 First Baptist Church exists to glorify God by building a Great Commission culture in the people of Russellville, Alabama. We desire to be a church that fosters intimacy with God and equips the church to make disciple-making disciples that would reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Click Here to See Our Core Values.
Photo credit to Kellie Seal Singleton


Get Plugged Into One of Our Ministries

We have a passion to see people get plugged into the ministries of our church, as we EQUIP the church to ENGAGE and ENCOURAGE our world. Click on a link below to connect with one of our ministries!


Worship Through Giving



We give as an act of worship. We ask big, pray big, and expect big things to come out of a people that lives and operates in Kingdom mentality. Jesus is King over our finances and places us as stewards over His income. We give back to launch new Kingdom opportunities for the Gospel to reach to ends of the earth. 
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Sermons & Media


Check out what we’re talking about at First Baptist Church!

Aug 19, 2018
An Old Testament Sermon for a New Testament People
Series: (All)
Acts 7: 1 - 53
The Point: Stephen's response to the Sanhedrin's charges was to remind them from whence the came, and that history wasn't pretty.
I. The Lord's patience with Israel.
II. The Lord's warning to us.
  • Aug 19, 2018An Old Testament Sermon for a New Testament People
    Aug 19, 2018
    An Old Testament Sermon for a New Testament People
    Series: (All)
    Acts 7: 1 - 53
    The Point: Stephen's response to the Sanhedrin's charges was to remind them from whence the came, and that history wasn't pretty.
    I. The Lord's patience with Israel.
    II. The Lord's warning to us.
  • Aug 12, 2018151st Homecoming with Daniel Edmonds
    Aug 12, 2018
    151st Homecoming with Daniel Edmonds
    Series: (All)
    Daniel Edmonds - Speaker
    John 21
  • Aug 5, 2018315: Answer
    Aug 5, 2018
    315: Answer
    Rev. Ted Wright
    I Peter 3:8-17
  • Jul 29, 2018Stephen: A deacon to remember
    Jul 29, 2018
    Stephen: A deacon to remember
    Acts 6:8-15
    The Point: Stephen may have been the shortest-tenured deacon in the history of the local church, but his impact may never be eclipsed.
    I. He was empowered like Jesus (v.8).
    II. He spoke with unanswerable wisdom like Jesus (vs. 9-10).
    III. He suffered well like Jesus (vs. 11-15).
  • Jul 22, 2018Journey of Servanthood
    Jul 22, 2018
    Journey of Servanthood
    Acts 6:1-7
    The Point: As the Gospel spread to different cultures, those individual cultures became one family. When conflict rises in family, the family should be proactive in resolving it biblically.
    I. The struggle (v.1).
    II. The solution (vs. 2-6).
    III. The statement (v.7).
  • Jul 15, 2018How far would you go?
    Jul 15, 2018
    How far would you go?
    Acts 5:17-42
    The Point: Many times our greatest witness to a lost world comes not from the words that come from our mouths. It comes, instead, from our response to adversity.
    I. The Apostles met adversity (vs 17-26).
    II. The Apostles responded with grace (vs. 27-32).
    III. The Sanhedrin's response mirror modern society (vs. 33-42).
  • Jul 8, 2018Light to the World Part 3
    Jul 8, 2018
    Light to the World Part 3
    I. Living the light. Matt. 5:13-16
         1. Why salt?  5:13
         2.Why light?  5:14-16
    II.Exposing by light. Eph. 5:8 & 10-11
    1. Your life.  5:8
    2. His standards.  5:10-11
                Philippians 1:12  NKJV  “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.” III.  Walk in the light.  I John 1:5-7
    1. Lip service.  1:5-6
    2. Life service 1:7

                  “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

                  Psalm 119:105  NKJV

                  “The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”  Psalm 119:130 NKJV

                  “Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him and He in him.  And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.”  I John 3:24 NKJV

  • Jul 1, 2018The Light of the World part 2
    Jul 1, 2018
    The Light of the World part 2
    Dr. Gene Balding
    The Light of the World Part 2
    John 1:1-12
    I. Before the beginning began. 
    A. The Genesis Connection.
    B. John and Genesis give us the creation sequence.
    II. The one who began the beginning.
    A. Equality with the father.
    B. He is God's full and final word.
    III. Light and Life.
    A. The true light.
    B. The everlasting light.
  • Jun 24, 2018Prayer Time….It’s the best time!
    Jun 24, 2018
    Prayer Time….It’s the best time!
    Series: This is Us
    Nehemiah 1 - 2
    The Point: The Bible is full of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary tasks to the glory of God. Prayer is always a central figure in the accomplishment of extraordinary work.
    I. Prayer unpacked.
    II. Prayer unleashed.
  • Jun 17, 2018Baptism: Somebody Testify
    Jun 17, 2018
    Baptism: Somebody Testify
    Series: This is Us
    Acts: 16:30-34
    The Point: Baptism isn't just a number that is counted for church records. It's an individual's testimony of a life that has been restored, but it is also a call for accountability from his or her church family as the new believer walks the path of discipleship.
    I. Baptism is deeply personal.
    II. Baptism is unashamedly public.
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213 North Jackson Avenue
Russellville, Alabama 35653
Phone: (256) 332-2065
BIBLE STUDY – 9:30am
WORSHIP – 10:30am & 6:00pm
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