Sunday Services

9:45am Sunday School

11:00am Worship Service

 6:45 pm  Evening Service

Our History

Eight members of the Monroe community organized our church in November 1898. Originally called The Monroe Baptist Church, deeds show it was a division of the Amherst Baptist Church. For some time, services were held on the second floor of the Southern Railroad Depot, until a proper church was built in 1899.

The church was tested when the building was lost to fire prior to 1920. With the help of the Home Mission Board and many dedicated church members, a new building was erected in 1920. At that time there were 60 members on roll.

In 1937, the first church directory was printed. The small booklet contained a brief history of the church, a Church Covenant, a Constitution, a list of officers and a church roster. The pastor at that time was Rev. C. E. Kirkwood. Just prior to the printing of the directory, the name of the church was changed to First Baptist Church of Monroe.

There have been many additions and renovations since those early days. Additional classrooms and facilities were needed for a growing church. The last major undertaking was the renovation of our Sanctuary in 1989.

We are pleased to announce in 2015 that we added a new addition to our church. We added a new fellowship hall and a new kitchen on the first level to help our senior members to be able to have everything on the first level to avoid stair steps. We h. ave reserved parking beside the church for handicap parking. Wheelchair accessible entrances and handicap accessible restrooms. We have enlarged our bathrooms. We renovated the downstairs area for our Children's Minisstry. You can learn more of our plans when visiting the "Building for Blessings" in this section.  This was completed in January of 2016. 

With 456 church members on roll, this Southern Baptist Church is a part of the Lynchburg Baptist Association. 

First Baptist Church continues to make an effort to reach people and to help meet their physical and spiritual needs in the name of the Lord.  Church members are involved in many ministries in the area, including participation in the Meals on Wheels program; monthly meal preparation at Gateway House in Lynchburg; a Food Bank ministry run by the church; ministry and visitation at local nursing homes; Vacation Bible School (VBS) locally, as well as mission trips by our youth which includes a VBS. We have Adult Bible Studies, a Senior Luncheon every month and many other ministries.  First Baptist Church has been working to serve God for many years!

We give thanks to God for this "Lighthouse" on the hill here at Monroe, Virginia and letting us be a part of it. We want to continue to spread the love of Jesus until He comes again. Please come and join us as we gather together in the "House of the Lord"!  

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