Questions You May Have About Us


What are the Worship Services like at FBC, Searcy?

Every Worship Service at FBC, Searcy is a chance to experience God's presence. We seek to glorify God through real, heartfelt expressions of praise and thanksgiving. That means, through a combination of music and media (including congregational praise, worship choir, soloists, and videos), you will experience God when you worship at FBC.

In addition, every worship experience at FBC will include a message from God's Word, usually by our pastor, Dr. Brian Whitney.

Where should I park when I visit FBC?

There are several parking areas that are used by First Baptist Church on Sundays, Wednesdays, and during special event times. The largest one is located at the corner of Spruce and Center Streets directly across the street from our Worship Center. Two smaller parking lots are also available; one on Spring Street across from our New Preschool & Family Education Building, and one at the corner of Spruce and Pleasure adjacent to our 3-Story Children & Youth Building. We also have access to a city lot at the corner of Spruce and Center adjacent to our main parking area.

Here are some general instructions about closeness and location of classes. The Spring Street lot is closest and most convenient to Preschool Education, Senior Adult Classes, and Special Ministries. The main parking lot is closest and most convenient to the Worship Center. The parking lot adjacent to the 3-Story Children & Youth Building is closest to the Church Office, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry and the Family Ministry Center.

Where is the Main Church Office?

Our Main Church Office is located at the corner of Pleasure Avenue and Spruce Street on the first floor of our 3-Story Children & Youth Building. You can enter through the main entrance of the building, but because of security reasons, you must ring a bell and wait for assistance. All other entrances are usually locked during the week but remain unlocked on Sundays, Wednesdays, and during other church events.

What kinds of Bible Study opportunities are available at FBC?

Bible study opportunities are available for individuals of every age and in every stage of life. Life Group Bible Studies meet on Sunday mornings at 9:40 am. These are usually age-graded groups, but are open to anyone. A list of these is located under FBC Ministries by clicking, “Adult Bible Studies.”

In addition, several times a year we offer Discipleship Studies. These studies vary in length and topics and are sometimes designed for specific groups (i.e. Women, Parents, etc.). Continually check this site for more information about these studies.

Is there a place for my children during Bible Study and Worship?

During the 9:40 Bible Study, there are also classes for preschoolers, children, and youth. These classes are staffed by dedicated church members with a heart and passion for reaching people for Christ.

Many short-term studies are scheduled during Children’s Choirs and Wednesday Evening activities so that children have a place to be during the study time. Rest assured, if childcare or children’s programming is not available for a specific study, we will let you know in advance.

During the 11:00 Worship, we provide care for children up through Kindergarten. During the 8:30 am Worship and the 6:00 pm Worship, there is care for children ages birth through 4-years-old. Older children and youth attend worship with their parents.

How can I become a member of First Baptist Church?

You can become a member of First Baptist Church of Searcy in one of the following ways:

Salvation and Believer’s Baptism
Individuals who wish to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and follow that decision with baptism as a symbol of their faith.

Believer’s Baptism
Individuals who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior but have never been baptized by immersion and now wish to be baptized.

Transfer of Letter
Individuals who are members of another Southern Baptist Church can have their membership letter moved to FBC.

Statement of Faith
Individuals who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, are members of another church of like faith and order, and have been previously baptized by immersion.

What organizations are you affiliated with?

First Baptist Church is voluntarily affiliated with the Calvary Baptist Association, the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Are your beliefs the same as other churches?

Our beliefs are similar to other Southern Baptist churches and are consistent with the Baptist Faith and Message adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000. Click below to see the text of the Baptist Faith and Message.
Baptist Faith & Message