Latest Update: March 18, 2020 | 2:00 p.m.

Dear First Family,

To everyone who is hunkered down, we want to give you warm greetings from First Baptist! For some of you, you are not affected at all.  For others of you, it is a time of great inconvenience, and for others, you may be wondering how you are going to survive.  Rest assured that we are praying for every one of you, and trust that you are praying for one another. 

Be sure to recognize your blessings.  Maybe this is a much needed rest for you, or you are now able to be with family members that you have not been able to be with because of busy schedules. God is not surprised by these events, and His word encourages us that He “works all things together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”

As you have noticed, as America is dealing with the coronavirus things seem to change on a daily basis.  At this moment, here are some decisions that we have made concerning church activities based on suggestions, recommendations, and orders from the local, state, and federal governments.

Church services are not canceled, we have decided to worship with you online, same time – 10:45 am, same place – on Facebook Live. We will be together in spirit, and still enjoy this special time.  Be sure to tune in, and we hope to get feedback from you concerning our online worship.

To notify us of prayer requests, please go to our contact link, and send us messages.

Finally, many of you had questions regarding how you can continue to give. Like you, during this time of revitalization, missing even 1 week of giving may create a struggle to meet our church needs. You can Give Online OR you may mail your tithes to:  First Baptist Church, 300 Main Street, Auburndale, FL 33823.

Stay tuned! This information may change at any time.  Please check back often.

Please know that I truly miss everyone. My family misses you all!  If you have any needs, please do not hesitate to call my cell phone: (863)397-6608. As we seek God for direction, He will answer and be our guide.  Jesus alone is our every hope.  “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:4 

Be sure to share God’s message of hope with as many people as you can.  These are wonderful days that we are living in.  Count your blessings, and keep serving Jesus faithfully!  We will see you very soon.

God bless you,
Pastor Tom


Is First Baptist meeting this Sunday?

We have decided to have our services Sunday, March 22nd and March 29th online. Please join us on Facebook for a facebook live worship service at 10:45 am.

What programs are closed at this time?

Currently, until Saturday April 4th :
1.  Life Groups on Sunday morning.
2.  Wednesday night activities.
3.  American Heritage Girls and Trail Life, USA.
4.  Homeschoolers Under God – HUG coop classes and field trips.


How can I receive updates? 

Social media or at our website:

How can I tithe or give to the ministry of First Baptist Church?

You can give online:  or you can mail your donations to First Baptist Church, 300 Main Street, Auburndale, FL 33823.  You may also text the amount of your tithe to (863)209-7333.

Where can I get the most up to date information about the Coronavirus?
Check the official website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention