Adult Sunday School

Sunday School is the backbone of our church and it’s the best way to build relationships with other people. Our goal is to help people of all ages connect with God through His Word. Our teachers present God’s word to you in a way that will help you grow. Additionally, you will develop strong community within these groups. Most of our classes are organized around age and life stage, but we invite you to find the class that fits your needs.The best way to find a class at First Baptist is to visit our welcome center located between Boyce Chapel and the sanctuary. Look for signs on Hampton Street in front of the sanctuary.


First Singles is the place for you to find a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, lasting friendships with others, and a place of service in God’s Kingdom. Between our small groups and ministry-wide special events, you will be able to connect to a larger body of single adults in the Columbia area seeking God and striving to honor Christ.  Come see what First Singles has to offer you, and also what you might be able to offer back to God’s Kingdom!


1420 Sumter Street at 9:15 AM (Enter in the Sumter Street entrance into the main lobby then take a left into the long room on the side of the building)
Led by Andrew & Megan Rekers, Phillip & Kristin Cothran
The Young Professionals is a co-ed Bible study for single adults in their twenties and thirties who are striving to make in impact at their work and in their communities.

Lindsay Building, Room 316 at 9:15 AM
A co-ed class for single adults in their thirties and forties.

Engaged & Young Marrieds

Our young married department meets for coffee, snacks and fellowship at 9:15 AM each Sunday in Lindsay room 301.  From there, the department breaks off into smaller classes.

Forever & Ever L-303

Forever & Ever is a six week seminar offered three times per year for engaged and newly wed couples. This class will equip them with Biblical advice and time-tested methods for establishing a healthy marriage. Session topics include communication, conflict, finances, and more.

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The First Years L-305
Leaders: Laurie & Smith Parrish, Miriam & Jim Beacham, and Diane Douglas
This class is designed for engaged and newlywed couples.

The Porch L-304
Leaders: Judy Clark & Wade Bonner
A group for couples in their 20s and 30s

Growing In Faith L-302
Teacher: Wes Church
Couples in their 20s, 30s, and 40s

Adult Classes – Lindsay Building 3rd Floor

Renaissance – L306
Leader: Terri Schumpert
Women’s only class for adults of all ages

Workmen – L317
Leader: Randy Spires, David White, Forest Quick, Skip Irish
Men’s only class for adults of all ages

Salt & Light – L314
Leader: Jason Mills
Couples in their 30s and 40s

Couples for Christ – L313
Leader: Ellen & Doug Senter
Couples in their 30s and 40s

The Way – L310
Leader: Bob Debenport
Adults in their 40s and 50s

Servants of Christ – L309
Leaders: Bryan Barnes, Leahan Doar, Rick Bearden
Adults in their 40s and 50s

Cross Talk – L311
Leader: Jim Hartmann
Adults ages 55+

Regenerations – L308
Leaders: Gary Williamson, Debbie Debenport, Joel Temples
Adults in their 50s and 60s

First Seniors Logo

In all the years of life, there is no greater time than now to make a positive impact on family, friends, and the society around us. As an older adult, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience that can be shared with those whom we come in contact with. We have the time and resources to give to meet those needs like no other generation can. Armed with the proper motivation, training and organization, this group can make a difference and leave a godly legacy that will inspire the generations
to come. The experts tell us that older adults are living longer today, and we believe that this is no accident. God is giving longer years of life so that His children may use their knowledge, experience, and wealth in ways that will strengthen the Church and bring greater glory to God.
Here at FBC, we want our Senior Adult Ministry to be the best it can be and we want to help you be, the best you can be for the glory of God. We encourage you to choose an area of ministry where you might fit. As you grow in spiritual maturity and give yourself by serving others through the church, you will reap blessing of eternal value. We invite you to join us as we seek to build up one another and invite others to join us in walking with Christ.

Meridian Adults-Sanctuary Building, 3rd Floor

Meridian [muh-rid-ee-uhn] – a point or period of highest development, greatest prosperity, or the like. We would like for you to join us as we dig into God’s Word. The Meridian department was created for the “Baby Boomer” generation. We offer many different classes; so try a few until you find your fit! Join us at 9:15am in the sanctuary building on the 3rd floor.  Come early for fellowship and refreshments.

Transformers – S334
Teacher: Teresa Sanderson with Ken Ritchie
All Ages

Bible Survey – Choir Room
Taught by Rev. Richard Humphries
Adults of all ages.

Open Arms – S351
Taught by Rod Funderburk
Adults ages 55+

Open Door – S340
Taught by Curtis Braswell & Calvin Faulkenberry
Adults ages 55+

Wisdom Seekers – S344
Taught by Bob Davis
Adults ages 55+

Door Keepers – S350
Taught by Cotton Kirkland
Men of all ages

Senior Adults-Lindsay Building, 1st & 2nd Floor

There is no better place for you to be on Sunday mornings than in our Senior Adult Sunday School classes.  We have many classes to choose from for singles, widowers, and couples. Feel free to visit as many as you like until you find the one that fits you best.  Our classes are located in our Lindsay building on the 1st and 2nd floors and begin at 9:15am.  Come early for fellowship and refreshments.

Happy Co-Ed – L106
Taught by Bill Williams
Adults ages 75+

Open Book – L105
Taught by Randy Hurtt
Adults ages 65+

Naylor – L227
Taught by Sandy Breazeale
Women of all ages

Joy of Living– Ellis C
Taught by Birt Dowling & Ruth Wolfe

Adults ages 70+

First Seniors

Upcoming Events

January 23

February 9

First Senior Fellowship

Lunch at Shealy’s BBQ