We are part of a church that loves and supports college students. From FREE lunch every week to trips and retreats that refresh you and leave a lasting impact on your life, we try our best to take care of Columbia’s college students. Our desire is to teach truth that students can BELIEVE in, offer a place where students can BELONG, and help students BECOME fully devoted followers of Christ. Join us Sundays for worship, lunch and Bible Study.


Join us each week at First Baptist Church on Sundays!

  • Worship at 10:30 AM
  • Free Lunch at 11:45 AM
  • Bible Study at 12:15 PM

Shuttle Pick Up:  The First College shuttle picks up outside Longstreet Theatre every Sunday morning during the school year at 10:10 AM.

If you need a ride or are at another campus, email to request a pick up.

Newsletter Archives

  • Upcoming Events
    1st Field Games @ Riverland Hills
    13th Hi-Wire College Night
    22nd Social Night with Riverland Hills
    26th Celebration of Liberty
    1st Movie Outing
    14th College Beach Day
    20th Social Night with Riverland Hills
    29th Movie Outing
  • Summer Sundays
    During the summer we meet for Breakfast and Bible study in our Sanctuary building room 356 at 9:20am every Sunday. There is food. We are walking through Philippians. That should do it. See you there.
  • GOFund
    Are you going on a mission trip this summer? The GoFund is a Camp Classic funded program to financially assist college students attending and involved in First College Ministry at First Baptist Church with domestic and international missions. Click the link icon above to apply.
  • Wednesday Night Study
    This summer we are gathering with Riverland Hills Baptist’s college group for a joint Bible study on Wednesday nights at the BCM (819 Main St. 29201) at 8:00p. You should come!
    Hear past FCM lessons
  • FCM Resources
    Get sermon notes and materials to help you go deeper in your faith journey

Continuing This Fall

  • Welcome Week
    Tues 16th—
    Greene St 11a-2p
    Volleyball Cookout 6:30-8:00p
    Wed 17th—
    Greene St 12-3p
    Dodgeball with Shandon 6:00p-8:30p
    Thurs 18th—
    Greene St 11a-2p
    Mad Fresh Feast
    Fri 19th—
    Greene St 11a-2p
    Sat 20th—
    FCM Field Day 11a-4p
  • Worship on the 'Shoe
    Worship at the Shoe is a weekly, 30-minute worship session that happens on the horseshoe on USC's campus. It's a time to connect with our God and with each other through singing, prayer, and Scripture reading.
  • Monday Night Basketball
    On Mondays during the fall and spring semesters we open up the EFLC gym for any and all who want to come and play some Bball. We get started at 6:00pm and go until we can’t anymore.