How Do I Meet People?

Getting connected is vital to the health and growth of the Christian walk.  At Fort Smith’s First, we offer a multitude of opportunities for you to make new friends, learn about our Lord, and use the talents He has given you to bless Himself and others.
Check out these areas in which you can get involved.  They range from being a member of a women’s Bible study to singing in the choir.  At First, everyone has a place. Let us help you find yours!


First Baptist’s Promise Place partners with parents to lay spiritual foundations in the lives of preschoolers.  Promise Place offers a safe, loving and Christ-centered environment where your children or grandchildren can learn and grow. Click for more info.


Our desire is to encourage and support parents and their children as they live in harmony with God’s plan as revealed in Scripture.  We present the truth of God’s Word to children in an exciting way they can understand that will guide them to a personal faith in Jesus Christ and a growing relationship with Him. Click for more info.


First Students (grades 7 through 12) exists to mobilize Biblical, compassionate and passionate disciples of Jesus Christ.  In the Student Ministry, you can worship God with other students, connect with students from all over the River Valley, and grow in your love for the Lord.  Click for more info.


Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The college ministry of our church provides a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people.


Adults in every stage of life are finding friendship, meaningful worship, spiritual growth and opportunities to serve at Fort Smith’s First Baptist Church!  Through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, fellowship and discipleship with other believers, family-building activities, and numerous avenues of service, you too, can experience real life. We invite you to come build a solid foundation for life and family that will make a difference in the world around us.


Biblically based counseling is a way we seek to be an agent of healing in the lives of people.  Our licensed counselor is available through our Family Ministries office.  Contact the Family Ministries office at (479) 788-6114 or by email for appointment schedules.


The missions ministry is here to serve you as we serve our Lord together.  Our desire is to be obedient to take the gospel to our community, region, nation and world and we want to help you play an active role.  There are a multitude of opportunities ready for you. Join us and let’s go into the world together!

Worship and the Arts

The desire of the music ministry at Fort Smith’s First is to glorify and exalt Christ, and to develop committed followers through public and private worship.  Whether you play an instrument, sing from your heart or have a longing to display God’s message through drama or pageants, this body of believers has a place for you.  We would love to add your gifts and talents to those who are already serving.