In 1946, twenty people met for a prayer meeting and ended up founding the New Testament Bible Baptist Church, originally meeting in a home at 1323 Oakland Avenue. Since that humble beginning, the members of First Southern Baptist Church have crossed triumphantly over the tops of many hills, and trudged faithfully through several valleys as well. Over the course of this journey, the loving Christian servants of our church have supported missions throughout the world, started several local mission churches, launched numerous innovative ministries, and impacted thousands of lives. Many of the founding members of the church are still faithfully serving with us today!
Our style of worship and the size of our buildings may be different than it was earlier in our journey together, but our commitment to sharing the truth of God's Word and reaching the community and world with the Gospel is the same today as it was when we began under very humble circumstances. Our story is a testament to the power of God to do great things when His people are faithful.