The Senior Adult Ministry at First Baptist exists to provide an encouraging atmosphere to allow Senior Adults to fellowship together, grow in their relationship with the Lord, engage in ministry opportunities, and find community with other individuals in the same season of life.


Connect with other senior adults as we study Scripture together. Co-ed and gender-specific classes are available for all age groups. Visit our Connect Group page today to find your group!


Starting September 28!

A new choir, under the direction of Worship Pastor Greg Crane, will begin rehearsal Tuesday, September 28, 2:00 p.m. in the Choir Room (2nd floor behind the Worship Center). Stay tuned for more details!


Thursday Morning Gathering is a recreation ministry for 55+ Adults of both First Baptist Hendersonville and the community. Organized by our Recreation Ministry team, Jake Poore and Taylor Dartt, Thursday Morning Gathering is an opportunity to get fit, discover new skills and interests, enjoy the many recreational benefits of the Family Ministry Center, and connect with friends old and new. 


8:30 – Noon – Coffee & Donuts, Table Games, – Fellowship Hall

Ping Pong – Wilson Hall

8:45 – 9:00 am – Devotion, Prayer and Announcements – Fellowship Hall

9:00 – Noon – Library Open

9:00 – 9:45 am – All-Levels Fitness Class – Gym

10:00 – 11:00 – Interest Workshops – Fellowship Hall


Helping in the Community: Meals on Wheels

Darlene Gerke

Without Meals on Wheels many of our neighbors would not have access to proper nourishment or would no longer be able to live independently. Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization that depends on local volunteers and donations. Discover how you can physical or financially get involved in this vital ministry.


Local Business Profile: Peanut Butter Printing

Peanut Butter Printing with Barrett Sims

You may not be in immediate need to have t-shirts printed, but it is always fun to learn the backstory of local businesses – especially a business that supports people in need.


Camping: The Mountains are Calling

Daniel Rogers

Daniel, our staff wilderness buff, loves to explore the great outdoors and take advantage of our many Tennessee parks and campgrounds. He is going to share stories and insights – including the humorous happenings – from his adventures.

The Art of Painting

Painting with Abbye Chizever

Abbye, is the newest member of the FBCH staff, will share tricks and tips to bring out the hidden artist in all of us. Her creativity can already be found on the bulletins, posters, and promotional brochures found around the building. Even if you are not a budding artist you will enjoy getting to know Abbye.


Helping in the Community: Grace Place

Desneige Van Cleave.

Grace Place, a local ministry to single mothers and their children, is one of our FBCH Mission Partners. Discover how you can volunteer and/or support this life-changing ministry.

Aging with Dignity

Dawn Elledge

You will discover insights, resources, and information that makes aging a little more manageable.

An Overview of Eastern Europe 2023

Pastor Bruce Chesser

Pastor Chesser loves to travel, and he loves taking members of the congregation with him. As soon as possible he is heading to Eastern Europe. Even if you are unable to make travel plans right now, you will enjoy learning about the countries he plans to explore.


Helping in the Community: Ombudsman

Melinda Lunday

The Ombudsman program is an advocate service for area residents living in assisted living communities. Discover how you can be a friend, advocate, and voice for someone who desperately needs you.


Fall Planting and Maintenance

Randy Locke

Fall is in the air, which means it is time to get your flower beds ready for a blaze of color. Randy will share tips for fall planting and for preparing your beds for winter.


Upcoming Events:


There are all types of opportunities and groups to serve in! Where will you serve?

Hooks & Needles Needs you!

Tuesday, August 10 in Weekley 1103, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Hooks & Needles is a FBCH ministry of people, led by Nancy Rogers, who use their gifts and talents of crocheting, knitting, and sewing to create resources for Vanderbilt Neo-Natal Unit, area cancer centers and hospitals, and the Nashville Rescue Mission. Items created by the Hooks & Needles team bless thousands of people in the Middle Tennessee area each year. Most of the supplies are provided. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. To discover how you can make a difference as a part of this amazing ministry show up at the August 10 meeting or contact Nancy Rogers.

Meals on wheels 

Did you know Hendersonville’s Meals on Wheels program serves approximately 3,650 meals each month, and 45% of the volunteer hours to make this happen is provided by FBCH members. Volunteer are needed immediately to deliver meals or to work in the kitchen packaging the meals. To discover how you can make a difference contact FBCH members Susan Owen or Wanda Ogan.


CHEERMAKERS is a ladies card-making and paper arts group that meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in Weekley 1103. This group ministers to the homebound, military serving overseas, and to those who have been ill or who have lost loved ones. The team leader is Vicki Romaine.

LIBRARY volunteers manage all aspects of the church library on Sundays and throughout the week. The team leader is Darlene Carlton.

NASHVILLE RESCUE MISSION volunteers serve meals, help with the preparation of some food items, and assist with light cleanup at the Nashville Rescue Mission from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. the first, second and third Tuesdays of each month. The team leader is Carolyn White.

SISTER SERVANTS MINISTRY provides memorial meals and support during times of grief for church members who are not connected to a Connect Group or the Music Ministry. The team leader is Janice Cushenberry.

S.O.S. BACKPACK MINISTRY provides a weekend’s worth of nutritious, non-perishable food items to 600 elementary students each week during the school year. Ministry volunteers assist in a variety of ways including sorting, shelving, packing, and delivering food items to area schools. The team leader is Jan Lee.

SUNDAY MORNING BUS MINISTRY provides a safe method of transporting adults living in area retirement centers to the 9:45 Sunday worship service. Volunteers serve as drivers and assist passengers to and from the bus. The team leader is Tom Strong.

For more information on any of these service opportunities contact Carolyn White at 615.447.1370.