Sunday School Hour:
We've got something for everyone! Take a look under our ministries menu and get a taste for what we offer on Sunday mornings.
Celebration Worship Service:
10:30am • Worship Center
A service of praise and worship featuring the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra and a message from the Word of God by our Pastor, Dr. Wendell Estep.
Map & Directions
1306 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201-3316, US
From I-77 (From Charlotte)
From I-77, take I-277 (Exit 18) which becomes Bull Street into Columbia. Turn right onto Hampton Street. Go one block. Church is on the left at 1306 Hampton Street.
From: I-26 (From Spartanburg/Greenville)
From I-26, take I-126 which becomes Elmwood Avenue into Columbia. Turn right on Marion Street. Travel five blocks to Hampton Street. Church on is the corner of Marion and Hampton.
From I-20 (From Florence)
From I-20, take I-277 which becomes Bull Street into Columbia. Turn right onto Hampton St. Go one block. Church is on corner of Marion and Hampton
From I-20 (From Augusta)
Take I-20 East to Columbia. Take I-26 East to I-126 East which becomes Elmwood Avenue. Turn right on Marion Street.
Take Hwy 378/76 which becomes Garners Ferry Road and Devine Street. Fork right at Dreher High School onto Millwood Avenue. Turn left onto Gervais Street. Turn right on Marion Street. Go two blocks. Church is on the corner of Hampton and Marion.
Take left onto Highway 302. Go several miles. This turns into Knox Abbott Drive and then Blossom Street after crossing the bridge. Take a left onto Assembly Street and a right on Hampton Street. Go three blocks.
Where to park
We've made parking easy for you!
There is a garage open on the corner of Hampton and Marion Streets. Our sanctuary is located directly across the street from the garage.
Our parking lot on Washington street is reserved for the handicapped and senior adults.
As you can see from the image below we have a welcome center inside Boyce Chapel. We are ready to serve you! If it's your first time visiting a Sunday school class, the members at the welcome desk are ready to assist you in finding a class that fits you! Or if you already know which class you'd like to visit, let them know and they can help you find it.
If you're wanting to drop your children off in the Children's Ministry Sunday school area it's located right in front of the parking garage. After parking enter at the blue awning, walk down the stairs, and you'll be at the Children's Welcome desk!
Here are a few people you'll see if you visit with us this Sunday!
Dr. Wendell Estep
Rev. Steve Phillips
Rev. Wes Church
Rev. Dennis Banks
What do we do in children’s choir? We sing! We dance! We play instruments! We hide the truths of God in the hearts of children through music and fun. Choirs sing in worship services and special events--including an annual full-scale musical production. This year’s musical will be the exciting retelling of one of Jesus’ most popular parables, The Prodigal Clown.
The Children's Choirs of First Baptist Church are the foundation of a strong worship and music ministry. Our focus is to use music and creative arts to lead children to experience God and to help them grow in their relationship with Him.
Children’s choirs are led by volunteers under the direction of Keith Watson, a Christian music educator who has led children’s choir leadership conferences for numerous state conventions, associations, school districts, and churches. In addition, he has written children’s choir materials for publications produced by LifeWay and Growing in Grace.
Choirs are offered for children from age 3 through 5th grade on Wednesday nights from 6p-6:40p. Parents can register their children through the online form below or calling 803-343-8550.
Wednesdays at 6pm
Grades 1-5 meet in the Children's Center Red Room
Preschoolers age 3 meet in room 21
Preschoolers age 4 meet in room 20
Preschoolers age 5K meet in room 23
Children's Choir Schedule - Mark Your Calendar
Sun. Oct 5, 3:00-5:00pm - Musical Special Parts Auditions
Sun. Oct 12, 3:00-5:00pm - Musical Special Parts Auditions
Sun. Oct 26, 10:30am - Children's Choir sings in worship
Sun. Oct 26 - Preschool & Children's Choirs sing at the Fall Festival
Sun. Nov 9, 10:30am - Preschool Choir sings in worship
Tue. Nov 25, 6:00pm - Preschool & Children's Choirs sing for First Family Thanksgiving
Wed. Dec 3, 6:00pm - Preschool & Children's Choir Christmas Program
Sun. Dec 7, 10:30am - Children's Choir sings in worship
Sun. Feb 22, 10:30am - Children's Choir sings in worship
Fri. Feb 27, 6:30pm - Children's Choir musical. Preschool Choir sings too.
Sun. Mar 15, 10:30am - Preschool Choir sings in worship
please register your child below:
If a registration form does not appear soon please click here.