Welcome to the historic First Baptist Church of Memphis, serving Memphis & the Mid-South since 1839. You will find exciting ministries, mission opportunities, and vibrant worship.

Sunday Mornings:

9:30am Sunday School
11:00am Worship

Wednesday Evenings:

5:00pm Dinner
6:00pm Bible Study

200 East Parkway North, Memphis, TN 38112 ⋅ Office: 901.454.1131


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How Do I Get Here?

First Baptist Church of Memphis is located at the corner of Poplar Ave. and E. Parkway (200 E Parkway N, Memphis TN 38112) Google Maps Directions to the church.

Where Do I Park?

While we have some parking off of East Parkway, and on the North side of our building, our primary lot is located behind the church, off of Crestmere. We encourage you to park here. Here we have reserved spaces near our main entrance and the entrance to the fellowship hall, which are points of entry on Sunday and Wednesday respectfully. 

Where Do I Enter?

On Sundays, we encourage you to enter at our main entrance marked by the large porte cochere in the back of our building. There are visitor parking spaces reserved near this entrance. Any of the three doors under the large porte cochere will lead you to our welcome center. From there we will be happy to help you find your way to a Bible Study Class (at 9:30), to the Sanctuary for Worship (at 11:00), or to the chapel for Modern Vespers (at 6 PM). 

On Wednesdays, we encourage you to enter at our fellowship hall entrance. You will find this entrance in the back of the building just to the left of our main entrance. There is visitor parking available nearby. Just inside the doors of this entrance, you will find greeters who will be happy to direct you from there. (We offer a meal from 5:00 to 6:15. All are welcome. After the meal, children have missions, the youth meet as a group, and adults enjoy Bible study or other programming options. Many are not able to participate in the full schedule. Some come for the meal and not the groups to follow. Others cannot make it in time to eat and just join us for the groups. Either is fine. We encourage you to come when you can and stay as long as you can.)

Is Childcare Available?

We have age appropriate care and activities for every child during Sunday School (9:30-10:45). During the 11:00 worship service we provide child care throughout the service for children 2 and under. Children aged three to seven sit with their parents at the beginning of worship and are invited to go as a group to Children’s Church as a group during one of the hymns, though some remain with their parents in the worship service. 

What Time Are Services?


  • 9:30 a.m. Bible Study for all Ages 
  •  11:00 a.m. Morning Worship 
  •  6:30 p.m. Modern Vespers (1st and 3rd Sundays, September-May)


  • 5:00 p.m. Family Supper (served until 6:15)
  • 6:10 p.m. Bible Study
  • 6:15 p.m. Children’s and Youth Groups 
  • 6:45 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

What is Worship Like?

Worship is reverent but warm, utilizing hymns, piano, pipe organ, various solo instruments, soloists, vocal ensembles and choir. As we celebrate the different seasons of the Christian year, the pastor usually preaches from one of the lectionary texts for the day. 

What Should I Wear?

Dressy Casual is the most prominent style, though many families still come in their “Sunday best.” You should wear whatever is comfortable for you, knowing that the church is more concerned with “why you’re there,” than “what you wear.”



200 East Parkway North, Memphis TN 38112
Office: 901.454.1131 ⋅ Fax: 901.454.1135
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