Missions – Global Impact


As disciples of Jesus Christ, we must be on a mission to carry out the King’s command to share the Gospel and make disciple-makers to the ends of the earth (Matt. 28:19, Acts 1:8). First Baptist challenges every member to be a missionary in their neighborhood, school, workplace and anywhere God reveals a need for the Good News of Jesus Christ. We equip the body of Christ to “always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15, HCSB). Also, our ministry encourages members to pray for God’s direction and for the lost, to give of our resources to accomplish God’s mission, and go where He sends us (John 20:21).

Featured Missions and Service

India Mission Trip Info
Our church is leading a team to Erode, India July 14-25. The team will be doing a variety of projects including working with children, evangelism, pastor and Sunday School training and more. The cost is estimated at $2800. The deadline to apply has passed. Call 615-447-1362 or email pkingsbury@fbchtn.org if you wish to learn more about this trip, and how you can contribute.



Gatlinburg Mission Trips

A Hurricane Katrina style response is being called for in Gatlinburg. Half a billion dollars of damage was done. This will be dirty work, but very rewarding work! We will be doing clean-up/sifting, debris removal, chainsaw work and eventually, rebuild (July trip).

If you are interested and available – email bledsoe.baptist@comcast.net or call 615-451-3241. If you’ve never been on a BBA trip before, you must fill out our Mission Trip Covenant and Medical Release form. Just ask, and we’ll send them to you.



Learn More-Programs

ESL (English as a Second Language)


  • Learn to speak English or improve your English-speaking skills.
  • Classes offered at First Baptist Church Hendersonville.
  • Located at 106 Bluegrass Commons Boulevard (behind the YMCA and Holiday Inn Express).


Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 AM

Starting Aug. 16 and running through May 9
Weekley Building Room 3307
There is no childcare or children’s activities available during this time. For more information, contact Phyllis Godwin by email – PhyllisGodwin@aol.com

Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8 PM starting August 10 and running through May 10

Third floor Weekley Building (Rooms 3317, 3319 and 3321)
Children’s activities for all ages will be available during this time.                                                                                       Children’s activities are from 6 to 7 PM and from 7 to 8 PM. For more information, contact Stew Roberson by email  letsdolunch@pobox.com or phone 615-559-3366.


Human Trafficking

4Freedom Task Force works to educate the church and community about the evils of modern day slavery which is referred to as human trafficking and sex trafficking. https://www.facebook.com/4freedomtaskforce/

Disaster Relief

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Disaster Relief

A disaster hits suddenly and this provides the opportunity for immediate ministry. There seems to be no area of mission action that requires more rapid response than during times of disaster. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief is Christian love in action, meeting urgent needs of humanity, in a crisis situation.

First Baptist Hendersonville, in partnership with the Tennessee Baptist Convention, is part of this ministry. Volunteers from Tennessee have responded to well over 50 national and international disasters. We contribute manpower, physical resources, financial assistance, and hope to disaster areas worldwide.

Our team is very excited about our Disaster Relief effort here at First Baptist. Over 300 people have trained in the Basic Disaster Relief Training course and many in specialty areas. There continues to be a provision of opportunities for training each year. Our church provides a Laundry Unit, Recovery Unit, and a Chainsaw Unit. Volunteers will be able to respond with these units, as well as work with other Tennessee Baptist Convention teams, as needed. We invite you to be a part of this much-needed ministry.

Church Planting

Currently there are two church plants:

Creekside Fellowship in Castalian Springs http://www.creeksidefellowshiptn.com 

 City of Refuge Church in Hendersonville – http://www.gospelcommission.org

Sewing for the Nations

Are you interested in putting your sewing skills to use for those in need? Our group makes simple clothing – dresses, shorts, skirts and shirts for children in Kenya. We also make feminine hygiene kits for the girls. Please contact us to learn more about our projects and a way that you can be a part. We have all the supplies and will even be happy to help you learn to sew if you are a beginner. Our groups meets the third Thursday of the month and one Saturday a quarter to sew. Also, a team travels to Kenya each fall to teach widows and pastors’ wives how to sew, in order to earn a living. For more information, you can contact Paula Kingsbury at pkingsbury@fbchtn.org  /615-447-1362 . For more information, you can also visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sewing-for-the-Nations-203198946357339/

Women's Missionary Union (WMU)

Founded in 1888, the Woman’s Missionary Union is an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention. WMU seeks to equip adults, youth, children and preschoolers with mission education and with guidance toward a missional lifestyle. The focus of WMU is to:

  • Pray for and give to missions
  • Participate in missions work
  • Learn about missions
  • Develop Spiritually toward a missions lifestyle
  • Work in conjunction with the local church and denomination

Mission education and training at FBCH is directed by the age level and information can be found in the Preschool, Children, and Youth ministries.

It is this focus to lead others to develop a missions lifestyle that drives First Baptist Women on Mission (WOM). The women of First Baptist who comprise our three WOM groups are dedicated to meeting spiritual and physical needs across the street and around the world. In addition to carrying out active mission projects, each of these groups work to help educate our church in the importance of supporting Missions and our missionaries working through the International Board and the North American Mission Board, as well as those sent by First Baptist. We do this through Prayer and Financial Support.

Please join one of the following WOM groups as we work, learn, pray and fellowship together.

Women on Mission Groups

Missions in Action
Meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Hearthside Room.
Jane Koch Mary Jones
615.451.9156 jdk103@comcast.net 615.824.4144 maryej46@comcast.net

Missions in Action – Night Group
Meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Hearthside Room.
Brenda Farina, Coordinator
515.824.6565/ befarina@yahoo.com

Holloway WOM Group
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Hearthside Room and in members homes in September, December, and May.
Lynda Ryan, Coordinator
615.824.8496/615.390.5620/ lryan@ryanobgyn.com

Adoption/Foster Care/Orphan Care

Interested in adopting or becoming a foster parent? Contact Mike McClanahan, mmcclanahan@fbchtn.org


So You Want to Be a Missionary?

FBC Missionaries: Follow their journey

Click the links that are available to follow these missionaries’ journeys, spreading God’s word and love:

Keith and Erin Holloway

Chris Mills

The Atmore Family

Austin Maddox

The Stodas

The Swopes

The Crooks

FBC Missionaries: Prayer Cards

Download the prayer cards for these current missionaries and pray for their specific needs:

Austin Maddox

The Atmores

The Crooks

The Holloways

The Mills

The Stodas

The Whiteds




Mission Service Opportunities