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
In 1955, not one person in Columbia, SC could watch a worship service by television, that is, until First Baptist Church began broadcasting their live worship service in September of that year. Today, because of the vision of First Baptist Church, we now reach more than 75,000 viewers each week. Jesus calls each of us to be His witnesses throughout the world. For over 56 years, First Baptist has witnessed to "Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria" by broadcasting, first in Columbia, then Myrtle Beach/Florence and the Greenville areas. In 2006, the television ministry was expanded to the Charleston, SC broadcast market. Then in 2007, advances in technology allowed First Baptist to begin broadcasting our live worship services over the internet - "to the ends of the earth." In early 2010, we added the Augusta, GA and Savannah, GA market areas. These are exciting times! We are part of a team sharing the love of Jesus Christ to people all over the world.
Along with broadcasting our worship service on television, we have expanded our reach through the internet and social media. Each week our service is streamed live on the web! Our new and social media department is busy developing new ways that our church can utilize twitter and facebook to reach the world with the message of Christ.
Just think...we are changing the lives of people we have never seen, living in places that we have never been!
Our media team is blessed with some very talented, dedicated volunteers. And our team is growing!
With the recent production room upgrades and additions to our production facility, we need many more
volunteers to serve one or two Sundays per month. Go here to see the description of available positions.
We have a place for you!