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


TCBF General Assembly

We have the honor of hosting Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s annual General Assembly this April. Each year members from TCBF congregations gather together for worship, fellowship, dialogue, and learning. This year the rest of the state will make the long trip across the state to meet us in Memphis. I am very excited to host our friends here at First Baptist and in Memphis. Not only is this a great opportunity to host people from across the state, but it also provides a great chance for us to spend time with our CBF family just down the road. Members from Second Baptist will also be joining us. Please note: this is not an event for ministers only. This is a chance for whole congregations to dialogue and learn together.

Please make plans to join us April 27 & 28. Friday night will begin with a business session at 5:00 and will be followed by a Central BBQ dinner and worship together featuring guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby. Dr. Cosby serves as Senior Pastor of St. Stephen Church and President of Simmons College, both in Louisville, KY. On Saturday morning we will gather again for Gibson’s Donuts and to hear about the Empower West initiative led by Dr. Cosby in conjunction with CBF churches in Kentucky. We will also hear from ministers and lay leaders from around the state about the opportunities and obstacles for bridge building in their communities and have a chance to dialogue together about these issues. We will close our day together with lunch, worship, and communion around the table.

I am excited about this opportunity and hope you will make it a priority to be with us as welcome our friends to First Baptist. You can register online at http://tncbf.org/tcbfgeneral-assembly/. Childcare will be available and we will need to know how many meals to prepare, so please be sure to register. If you have any problems registering, I am happy to help.

Thank you in advance for your support and enthusiasm!

Register for TCBF General Assembly


Please register for General Assembly so we can know how many to prepare for! You can register online or by calling the church office. The cost of this event (including 2 meals and snacks) is $20. 

If money is a problem, please let Brittany know. We do not want money to prevent anyone from attending.

Group block reservations are currently available at the Hampton Inn Poplar Memphis. To reserve,  call 901.683.8500 and ask for "reservations." Give the arrival/departure dates and mention group code FBC. Verify the group name is First Baptist Church. Verify the group rate of $104.00 for a King or Two Queen room. The booking agent will ask for a credit card number to guarantee. If experiencing an issue reserving at the group rate for only part of the stay, book the available dates and contact Kizzy Scott at 901.683.8500.   

TCBF Worship Ensemble

Worship on Friday night will feature a choir made up of TCBF members from all over the state. Anyone is welcome to participate. 

We will practice on Friday night at 6:30 pm prior to worship. 

Please indicate your interest on the registration form or let Brittany know and she will get you a copy of the music. 

TCBF General Assembly Childcare

We will have childcare available during portions of the TCBF General Assembly.

Childcare will be provided Friday evening for babies-fifth grade children during the business session (4:45-5:45 pm) and worship from (6:45-8:30.). Childcare will be provided on Saturday for babies-fifth grade children from 9 am – noon.

Please be sure to register your children so we can prepare accordingly. 

TCBF General Assembly Volunteers Needed

Our Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Planning Team is busy preparing for General Assembly. We are hard at work sprucing up our space, making plans for our time together, and of course, finalizing our meals at some of Memphis’ best local restaurants! Please be sure to thank Linda Marks and Robin Miller for their help as we dream and plan for this special event. But we can’t host this weekend without your help!

We need help serving meals for Friday dinner and Saturday lunch, working the registration table on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, and people to be around to answer questions and serve as hospitality coordinators throughout the event on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

You can sign up to help by going online and signing up, emailing Brittany, or on the sign-up sheet that is going around to Sunday School classes. 

TCBF General Assembly Schedule



Friday, April 27

 4:30-6:30 pm Registration & Exhibits Open Fellowship Hall
 5-5:45 pm Business Session Chapel
 6-6:45 pm Dinner (Gus's Chicken) Fellowship Hall
 7-8:30 pm Worship Sanctuary
 8:30-9:30 pm Dessert Reception & Music
featuring Sweet La La's Cookies
Fellowship Hall

Saturday, April 28

 8-9:15 am Registration & Exhibits Open Fellowship Hall
 8:30-9 am Gibson's Donuts & Coffee Fellowship Hall
 9-9:45 am Empower West Presentation Chapel
 9:45-10 am Break  
 10-10:45 am Panel Discussion Chapel
 10:45-11 am Break  
 11 am-12 pm Small Group Discussion Fellowship Hall
 12-12:45 pm Lunch (Central BBQ) Fellowship Hall
 12:45-1:30 pm Worship around tables Fellowship Hall


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