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
There are several organizations we are involved with. Read about them below and contact us for more information on getting involved.
Daybreak Ministries offers practical services in a compassionate and responsive manner that will encourage women, men, and families to choose life for their pre-born child. FBC members can support Daybreak by becoming counselors, mentors, hot line volunteers, participating in the ongoing baby bottle campaign, and giving supplies for mothers in need.
Volunteers may enjoy helping with a one-time project or an ongoing project such as: teaching crafts, tutoring, physical work programs, leading a Bible Study, being a pen pal or sponsoring a cottage. There are so many possibilities.
The mission of Epworth Children's Home is to serve children, youth and families through a caring, accepting and safe Christian community, where hurt is healed; hope is nurtured; and faith in God self and others is developed. FBC members are encouraged to become mentors, adopt a cottage and/or zone for light maintenance, and pray for the children and staff.
THE BAIR FOUNDATION
There are children all over the United States right now, asking themselves, "When is someone going to help me?" "Who is going to love me?" "Does God really care what happens to me?" "Does God even exist?" You can come along side foster parents and off help and support in a number of ways, from providing babysitting or relief care to helping a foster family cover the cost of their foster child participating on a soccer or baseball team, taking piano or dance lessons or getting in scouts.
By volunteering with Richland County CASA, First Baptist members can become trained to serve as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). A volunteer Guardian ad Litem is a person just like you, trained by CASA to protect a child's interests throughout the judicial process. Volunteers have varying education and professional backgrounds, and bring diverse experiences and interests to their volunteer duties. The do, however, share at least one characteristic - they want to help a child in need...a child who is frightened...a child whose voice deserves to be heard.
SOUTH CAROLINA HEART GALLERY
Founded in 2005, the SC Heart Gallery is a collaborative program, administered and supported by the Foster Care Review Board - Office of the Governor and SC Department of Social Services. This unique partnership enhances adoption recruitment opportunities for waiting children. Local photographers donate their services to provide portraits of the children, which are displayed in public venues around the state.
THE FORGOTTEN INITIATIVE
The Forgotten Initiative exists to bring joy and purpose to the foster care community by serving agency workers, vulnerable adults, children and foster parents. Local churches can serve by getting involved with service projects, mentoring, and/or family support.
BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES
Bethany Christian Services demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services. Whether seeking to become adoptive parents or not, FBC members can reach out to those Bethany assists by providing gift cards for expectant parents (Wal-Mart, Target or grocery stores), journals and photo albums.