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Dear Friend:

Thanks for visiting us online. We trust that the information provided here will give you a sense of who we are at FBC Searcy and what we do as a church body. If you have questions, simply call or use our CONNECT FORM.

Rest assured, we are a Bible-believing group of Christians who are working hard to follow Jesus’ Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20 and His Great Commandment found in Matthew 22:37-40. We feel blessed that God has chosen this group of believers to help accomplish His mission for the world.

Whether you have lived in Searcy for thirty minutes, thirty days, or thirty years, we invite you to come by and visit us. We have worship and Bible study opportunities for people of all ages and in all stages of life. And when you visit, we will do our best to make you feel like a part of the family.

Thanks again for visiting our site. Come see us soon and discover why we call FBC Searcy, “A Place to Call Home.”

Blessings,

Pastor Brian

Answers to Common Questions

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 with us. In addition, our worship services will include a message from God's Word, usually by our pastor, Dr. Brian Whitney.

There are several parking areas available. The main parking Lot 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 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. Free street parking is also available.

Here are some general instructions about closeness and location of classes:
Preschool, Senior Adults and Special Ministries - Spring Street Lot
Worship Center - Main Spruce Street Lot
Children, Youth, Family Ministry Center, and Church Office - Small Pleasure Avenue Lot

Our Church Office is located at the corner of Pleasure Avenue and Spruce Street on the first floor of our 3-Story Children & Youth Building. During regular office hours, 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 entrances are usually locked during the week but entrances are always available on Sundays, Wednesdays, and during other church events.

Bible study opportunities are available for individuals of every age and in every stage of life. Life Groups meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15am. The Adult Life Groups are open groups available to anyone, but many are designed for specific ages.

In addition, we sometimes offer other studies that vary in length with topics designed for specific groups (i.e. Women, Parents, etc.). Continually check this site for more information about these studies.

During the 9:15 Life Group hour 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.

Ministry Care (childcare) is provided for most services and events. Rest assured, in the unlikely event that Ministry Care or children’s programming is not available for a specific study, we will let you know in advance.

You can become a member of FBC 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.

FBC Searcy is voluntarily affiliated with the Calvary Baptist Association, the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention.

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 June of 2000. Click below to see the text of the Baptist Faith and Message.
Baptist Faith & Message 

First Baptist Church is conveniently located in downtown Searcy close to Spring Park and Yarnell’s Ice Cream Plant.
Parking is located on Spring Street, Spruce Street, and Pleasure Avenue with main entrances close to all parking areas.

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