Growth Committee

The Growth Committee was established to promote membership and participation in church activities, and to spread the word about First Baptist Church.

In 2005 our Pastors participated in the Lite 99.9 Downtown Appreciation Luncheon. We also hosted at our church a Big Band Concert starring Pam Noah. After the concert an ice cream social was enjoyed by all.

Spring and Fall Golf Outings were enjoyed by participants, along with our annual July 4 th cookout on church grounds prior to the City of Dayton fireworks display.

New and exciting community and church activities are being planned for the coming year. Come and join us for worship and fellowship at “The Church on the River” – First Baptist Church of Dayton.

Board of Missions

The Board of Missions shall lead the congregation in the expression of the abundant life of Jesus Christ in a visible way through mission action, financial support, public witness and awareness of the challenges of mission in our world.

Read more about the specific missions supported by FBC by clicking here.

Christian Education at First Baptist - First Disciples

This Board is tasked with the development and application of a variety of education and education-related programs at First Baptist. Members of the Board are involved in a diverse offering of programs to include, Vacation Bible School, teacher recruitment, curriculum selection and development, sponsoring special events, child care, operation of the church nursery and library. Members of this Board are a mix of educators and those interested in the education of our children and adults in all areas of personal and Christian development.

Music at First Baptist - First Notes

Chancel Choir rehearsals resume on Thursday, September 4, 2008 with a potluck dinner and rehearsal.  Celebration Ringers (handbells) will resume on September 11, 2008.  Both groups are open with no auditions required.  Celebration Ringers do need to have some music reading ability.  Participation in music provides an opportunity for fun, fellowship and the offering of a unique ministry at First Baptist Church.

Along with the regular Sunday services, we plan to have a special musical service on November 9, 2008 honoring the memory of Madonna Goss who served First Baptist Church for many years as organist and music director.  Alan Kimbrough, Greg Land and Debbie Lindley, along with the Chancel Choir will offer a variety of special music in Madonna Goss’ honor.

On December 14 we plan to offer the Christmas section of Handel’s “Messiah” with Chancel Choir, Soloists and the Chancel Orchestra.

With all of the above there is room for all.  Please make 2008 the year that you join in the music at First Baptist Church.

Ray Landis
Director of Music

Board of Deacons

The Board of Deacons shall attend to the spiritual welfare of the church members and other persons wishing to associate with First Baptist Church.

Board of Trustees

Members of the Board of Trustees focus their energies on the areas of finance, human resources, and the maintenance and operation of the church's physical plant. The church building and all of its details are one of the City of Dayton 's historically significant structures. Maintaining everything from the foundation to the rooftop requires a group of people that are part craftsman or interested in the detail of working with a historic structure. This committee also insures that all church positions vital to the day-to-day operation are filled with motivated and qualified individuals. Additionally, the Board of Trustees manages the financial stewardship program where resources are identified and budgeted for short and long term church and community purposes.


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