What To Expect
To First Baptist Spartanburg!
What a privilege it is for me to serve you and see the Hand of God on His church. Building on a wonderful past, we are asking God to help us become a church where all can invite anyone and everyone to come to First Baptist to encounter the living Lord Jesus Christ. This is our mission! We are firmly convinced God has placed us here to fulfill a mission “to encourage complete and courageous living in Christ.” We believe that “in Christ, more is possible than you can ever imagine.”
—Dr. Don Wilton, Senior Pastor
What’s a Sunday experience like at FBS?
Worship is at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM for the Celebration Service (Sanctuary) and 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM for the Genesis Service (Hangar). LIFE Groups are virtual for Adults, Youth, Children, and Preschoolers with some exceptions – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
How do I get to FBS?
250 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
From Greenville: Take I-85 north. Take exit 69 – I-85 BL-N. Take exit 5-A, Pine Street/Downtown. Continue on 176 E into Spartanburg. Turn right on to E Main Street. At the next light you will see the church on your right.
From the East Side: Follow Main Street into downtown Spartanburg. Church will be in the heart of the city on your right at the corner of E Main St. and Dean Streets.
From Westgate: Follow West Main St toward downtown Spartanburg. Turn left at St John St. Follow St John St. After you pass under the fourth traffic light the church parking lot will be on your right.
Where do I park?
Guest Parking is located in the large parking area directly across from the Barnet Park/Chapman Auditorium complex on St. John Street. Please drive up to the parking area closest to the building and look for one of our Parking Greeters to help you. They will also direct you to the Welcome Desk so that you will be offered assistance in finding your place in Worship and a LIFE Group.
Where do I enter?
Visitors are always welcome at FBS! We have saved the back upper parking lot just for you and invite you to enter at the glass doors. Inside you will find smiling greeters who will help you find just the right place for you to start your FBS experience. Greeters are also available at other doors. So no matter where you come in, you’ll feel welcome. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or for directions. FBS is big in size (our campus covers eighteen acres if stretched out) but also big in heart. We would love for you to become part of our family!
What do my children do?
If you have children (birth – sixth grade), we have fun, kid-friendly places just for them called The Woodlands (birth through Kindergarten) and The Kid Depot (1st through 6th grades). They will experience ‘LIFE Groups 4 Kids’ offered during each worship hour, and KIDWORSHIP for 4 and 5 year olds. Plus, TOOL TIME for 1st-6th graders is a high-energy family friendly worship experience at 11AM the 1st Sunday of each month. If you have a teenager in the 7th – 12th grades, they meet in the Hangar for their ‘age-graded’ LIFE Group and catch up with you for worship at the hour and location you and your family have chosen.
What goes on during the week?
Sundays are special here at First Baptist but the ministry of the church continues all week long! Take a minute to click through our site and discover relationships and activities that will help you grow and discover your sweet spot of service. First Baptist is not just a place we “go” to worship and prepare and serve. It is a community of friends and families who are living life together and participating with God every single day. From Recreation activities to in-home meetings or community wide helping center projects, there is a great deal going on Beyond Sunday at First Baptist Spartanburg!