Let Us Know You’re Visiting
Our worship services are held each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. in the church Sanctuary. A joint worship service is held for four- and five-year-olds in the Carpenter Chapel. Older children in first through fifth grade can pick up an activity bag in the Narthex (the foyer directly outside of the worship room) to guide them as
Experience Community—two words that are central to our mission at First Baptist Greenville. Building community and strengthening friendships are important to us, and it’s something we do well. Sunday School provides multiple opportunities to develop new friendships and to get connected into the life of the church. From six weeks to sixty-plus years, we have a place for you. Discover a class that’s tailored to your stage in life, or contact us to speak with a minister and see how we can help you “experience community.”
MidWeek Fellowship, our Wednesday evening service, begins at 6:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This relaxed, casual atmosphere offers an opportunity to sit around a table with new and established friends to sing songs, pray, and discuss meaningful questions that apply to everyday life. No time to prepare dinner beforehand? No problem! A catered meal is provided in the Fellowship Hall beforehand, beginning at 4:45 p.m. Children’s and youth activities are also available.
What to Expect
Worship is the heart of what we gather to do as a community of faith.
Week after week, we begin our service with the traditions of the church—singing hymns, reading aloud passages of the Bible, preaching—and invite others to join the ongoing stream of faith. Each service begins with inspiring music led by our church choir and organist. Upon entering the worship room, you will be given an Order of Worship to follow along with throughout the service. The congregation typically sings multiple songs—most of which can be found in the hymnal (located in the back of the seat in front of you) or printed in the worship guide. You will also hear a message based on the Bible. The heart of our church is to help people grow in their relationships with God and other people. It is our hope that the message will encourage and challenge you to do just this.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I park?
There’s plenty of parking at First Baptist Greenville. If you are a first-time guest, we even have parking spots conveniently reserved for you at the base of the steeple. For easiest access, enter the church parking lot through the Cleveland Street entrance and make a right. The parking spaces are marked with the words “Welcome Visitors” and will be located on your right. A church representative will be standing outside at the top of the steps ready to greet you.
What about my Children?
On Sunday mornings we have options for children from birth through fifth grade. Visit the Welcome Center, located adjacent to the Sanctuary, for assistance regarding where to take your children.
There is a nursery for newborns and toddlers where our trained caregivers sing worship songs and play with your precious little ones.
There’s plenty for your
There is a check-in system in each classroom to make dropping off your children safe and easy. Parents of preschool-aged children will receive a pager to notify them in case any issues may arise. Additionally, every staff member who works with children and youth goes through an intensive screening process called Protecting Our Children. This involves training, background and reference checks, and an interview. A full information booklet on our procedures can be found here.
I have older children. Where will they go?
Are there any accommodations for the hearing impaired?
Our Sanctuary is equipped with a Hearing Loop, compatible with any T-Coil equipped hearing aids. We also provide personal assisted listening devices for individuals in need. These devices are located in the Narthex, the lobby directly adjacent to the Sanctuary. Ask an individual at the Welcome Desk for assistance.
Is there a dress code?
We want you to feel comfortable. Whether that means jeans and a t-shirt or suit and tie, as long as you are actually wearing clothes, you are welcome at First Baptist Greenville. On Sunday mornings, many individuals wear business attire.
Will I have to speak up or be singled out in any way?
You won’t be put on the spot.
You won’t have to wear a name badge or be singled out in any way.
You do not have to sing along if you do not feel comfortable.
You are not expected to give when we receive the offering.
We have a welcome card available in the pew racks to fill out in case you have questions, need prayer, or are interested in any of our events or resources. This card is only used to help us serve you better and keep you informed of church events and activities. You will not be spammed. Additionally, you may complete this form to notify us of your arrival and to assist you with your visit to our church.
Guests are also invited to meet Dr. Jim Dant, our senior minister, after the worship service. Jim wants to meet you and will be delighted to speak with you in the Narthex directly after the worship service.
What do you believe?
We are a community of believers in God that worships Jesus Christ. We believe in the authority of the Bible, the equality of all people, unity in diversity, and that individuals everywhere can have a direct relationship with God.
Read more about what we believe and our mission statement and church covenant by clicking here.
Aside from Sunday services, what else do you have?
We want your spiritual growth to happen all week long, so we have multiple mid-week opportunities for you and your family.
Adults can connect with other individuals and families by joining a Sunday School class or small group. These smaller settings provide more room for friendships to help you grow in specific areas of your life like marriage, discipleship, finances, etc. We also have a library of online resources available.
Children, youth, and adults of all ages can participate in a myriad of programs on Wednesdays evenings like Midweek Fellowship, Mission Friends, Children on Mission, Youth Family Bible study, or choir rehearsal.
Churchwide mission projects lend aid and volunteer support to selected organizations in our community that
Location & Directions
First Baptist Greenville
First Baptist Greenville is located at the intersection of Cleveland Street and Faris Road, less than 10 minutes from downtown Greenville, South Carolina. See the map above, or review the detailed descriptions below for how to get to our church below. Need a ride? Contact the church office at (864) 233-2527 for assistance.
From Anderson on I-85 North
- From I-85 N, take exit 42 to merge onto I-185 N/US-29 N toward Greenville
- Drive 0.7 of a mile on Augusta Street before turning left at
a trafficlight onto E. Faris Road.
- The Greenville Fire Department (Station 3) is positioned ahead of you on the corner.
- Travel 0.9 of a mile to the intersection of Faris Road and Cleveland Street. The church is situated on the corner on your left. Make a left turn onto Cleveland Street.
- Take the first right into the church parking lot. Spots reserved for first-time guests are available at the base of the steeple. On Sunday mornings, someone will be stationed outside to greet you at the top of the steps
From Spartanburg on I-85 South
- On I-85 S, take exit 51C onto I-385 N towards Downtown/Greenville
- Travel 4.1 miles and take exit 40B for South Carolina 291 S/South Pleasantburg Drive
- Drive 2.1 miles before turning right onto Faris Road, adjacent to Greenville Technical College.
- Drive .7 miles to the intersection of Cleveland and Faris Streets. The church is on your right. Make a right turn onto Cleveland Street.
- Take the first right into the church parking lot. Spots reserved for
first-timeguests are available at the base of the steeple. On Sunday mornings, someone will be stationed outside to greet you at the top of the steps.