New to FBC?

Planning a visit? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about our church on this page.


If you’re considering a visit, or just interested in knowing more about First Baptist Church Hartselle, we welcome you. Pastor Clayton Speed extends a friendly greeting and a little bit of encouragement in this video of introduction.


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions that visitors ask about our church. We hope you find this information useful. If you have a question that is not covered here, feel free to call us at 256-773-5500 or click the “SEND US AN EMAIL” button below to contact our church administrator.

Where is the Church Located?

First Baptist Church Hartselle is located at 210 Woodland Street.

Where Do I Park?
Parking is not a problem! There is designated parking for guests in front of the sanctuary. If you’re coming for the traditional service at 11:00 or any service held in the sanctuary, we recommend that you choose one of those spaces. However, if you are coming to the Contemporary Service and Sunday School classes, we suggest you go to the main parking lot located between Woodland and Corsbie Streets. The Welcome Center is accessed from that parking lot.
Where are the Preschool and Nursery Located?
Once you enter the Welcome Center, greeters (or members) will be available to show you to the pre-school and nursery on the 2nd (main) floor of the building. 
What are the Service Times?
Our Contemporary Worship service begins at 9:00, followed by Small Groups (Sunday School) for all ages at 10:00. Traditional Worship is at 11:00. 
What Small Groups are Available?
Small groups are available both by age range and curriculum. Someone from the Welcome Center will be happy to show you to the Sunday School class of your choosing.
What Should I Wear?
We don’t have a “dress code” at FBC – we want you to feel comfortable and welcome! 

In the 9:00 (contemporary-style) service which meets in our Fellowship Hall, you will find most people dressed in anything from business-casual to jeans and T-shirts. In the 11:00 (traditional-style) service that meets in our sanctuary, you will find most people dressed in business-casual (collared shirts or jackets/ties for men and slacks or dresses for women).

How Do I Become a Member of FBC?
We look forward to talking with you about becoming part of the First Baptist family. If you are a member of any other Christian congregation, you can join our church by statement of faith and a transfer of membership from another church. If you have never been baptized, you can become part of our congregation on profession of faith and baptism. But the first step is to have a conversation with one of our ministers. Any of us would be glad to have a conversation with you about your faith journey and your desire to be part of the congregation of First Baptist Church.

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