Due to hazardous road conditions and forecasted bitter cold
 
temperatures, we will NOT have any on campus activities on Wednesday,
 
January 17th. Stay warm! Stay safe!
 
 
 
The church office will remain closed until Thursday morning at 8:30, as
 
long as road conditions improve.
 
 
 
We will be hosting a Bible study, led by Pastor Patrick, on our Facebook
 
page on Wednesday night at 6:00pm. CLICK HERE to join us!
 

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 carry the Great Commission to the nations!
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Click Here to Meet Our Leadership and Support Teams
 
Our Vision Statement
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 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!
 
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Worship Through Giving

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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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Click on the link above to give now!

Disaster Relief

 
Unfortunately, in the world we live in, natural disasters can and do occur. However, while we pray that these events do not occur, the Southern Baptist Convention has partnered with state convention-led disaster relief organizations to see that people left in the wake of natural disasters can have immediate access to necessities lost in the aftermath. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief has been around for half a century, providing meals, clean water, child care, laundry, repair work, rebuilding, and more. With a trained volunteer force of over 80,000 people, SBDR fuels the third largest disaster relief agency in the United States.
 
 
Immediate Needs:
 
There are immediate needs in nearly every category. However, to be qualified to travel to ground zero locations to minister, each volunteer must attend a training program. If you would like to become more involved with SBDR, you can attend any one of several training seminars around the state. Click Here to view current and upcoming disaster relief training dates and locations. 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico Donations:
 
The Franklin County Baptist Association has a contact in Puerto Rico through Mike Norton, who heads up our association’s Evangelistic Mission Team. His contact has relayed to us a list of specific needs that can be sent to Puerto Rico and have immediate life-saving impacts. Those items are listed below. You can bring these items to the church, or you can and set them on or beside the table sitting next to the choir room adjacent the hallway that leads to the worship center. We will continue to collect these items as long as there is a need.
 
Also, any monetary gifts labeled will go directly to purchasing items to be sent to Puerto Rico. You can give via the weekly church offering (label your gift for Puerto Rico), or you can CLICK HERE to securely give online at www.rfbclife.com. Please add the name Puerto Rico in the COMMENTS section.
 
Items Needed:
 
Bottled Water
Flashlights
Batteries (especially D-batteries)
Personal hygiene items
Non-expired, non-perishable food items
Diapers
Baby Wipes
 
 

Sermons & Media

 

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

Jan 14, 2018
Your Truth, My Truth, and Truth…Truth
I Timothy 3:14-16
 
The Point: Our world has dissolved truth into a subjective and ambiguous cauldron of relativism. Satan wants us to live here. Jesus wants us to rise above.
 
I. Societal truth.
II. Biblical truth.
III. The Church.
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  • Jan 14, 2018Your Truth, My Truth, and Truth…Truth
    Jan 14, 2018
    Your Truth, My Truth, and Truth…Truth
    I Timothy 3:14-16
     
    The Point: Our world has dissolved truth into a subjective and ambiguous cauldron of relativism. Satan wants us to live here. Jesus wants us to rise above.
     
    I. Societal truth.
    II. Biblical truth.
    III. The Church.
  • Jan 7, 2018State of the Church 2018
    Jan 7, 2018
    State of the Church 2018
    I Corinthians 16:5-9
     
    The Point: 2017 is gone. 2018 is here. What are we going to do about it? Let's chart a course together for a new year.
     
    2018 A Year to Reach:
    I. Reach our rolls.
    II. Reach our neighborhoods.
    III. Reach our community.
  • Dec 31, 2017It’s Insanity
    Dec 31, 2017
    It’s Insanity
     
    Mark 2:18-22
     
    The Point: If you truly want to make a change in 2018, you have to make real changes! Good intentions only get your foot in the door.
     
    I. The notable difference.
    II. The new normal.
    III. The needed result.
     
    There was a recording issue and there is a small gap in the sermon.
  • Dec 24, 2017Christmas Eve 2017
    Dec 24, 2017
    Christmas Eve 2017
    Lord's Supper and the reason for Christmas.
     
  • Dec 17, 2017The Word became flesh
    Dec 17, 2017
    The Word became flesh
     
    John 1:1-5; I John 4:7-10
     
    The Point: The Word became flesh, but long before the Word was flesh, the Word was love. And that love came down in the form of a baby, who would put on the greatest display of love the world would ever know.
     
    I. The Word. John 1:1-5
    II. The Flesh. John 1;14
    III. The Cross. I John 4:7-10
  • Dec 10, 2017The Miracle of Jesus
    Dec 10, 2017
    The Miracle of Jesus
     
    John 1:29
     
    The Point: 
    When you look at the lineage of Jesus, arguably one of scriptures more "boring" texts, you see in the complexity of names a certain simplicity in Jesus' incarnation: the same people Jesus came FROM foreshadow the people Jesus would one day die FOR.
     
    I. The Matthew account - Matthew 1:1-16
    II. The Luke account - Luke 3:23-28 
     
  • Dec 3, 2017Live life to the fullest
    Dec 3, 2017
    Live life to the fullest
    John 10: 1 -10
  • Nov 29, 2017Be Healed!
    Nov 29, 2017
    Be Healed!
    Acts 3:1-16
     
    The Point: See the miracle performed and the message preached. It bears a striking resemblance to Pentecost just one chapter before. The common tie, you ask? Jesus.
     
    I. The Temple.
    II. The Beggar.
    III. The Preacher.
  • Nov 19, 2017Lord’s Supper
    Nov 19, 2017
    Lord’s Supper
    I Corinthians 11:17-34
  • Nov 5, 2017The Vision Ahead
    Nov 5, 2017
    The Vision Ahead
    Acts 2:42-47
     
    The Point: 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 disciples that would reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
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The church is not a building. The church is a people that gather to worship the name of Jesus Christ! Feel free to connect with us by clicking on one of our social media outlets listed below.
  
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CONTACT US
 
213 North Jackson Avenue
Russellville, Alabama 35653
 
 
Phone: (256) 332-2065
SERVICE TIMES
 
SUNDAYS:
CONVOS OVER COFFEE – 9:00am
BIBLE STUDY – 9:30am
WORSHIP – 10:30am & 6:00pm
 
WEDNESDAYS:
FAMILY DINNER – 5:15pm
BIBLE STUDIES – 6:00pm
 
 
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