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Welcome from Pastor Tommy Snyder

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40 Years In Ministry

Bro. Tommy was recognized Sunday, Nov. 17, on the occasion of his 40th anniversary of pastoring. He began his ministry in Elbert, TX while in seminary.

Bro. Mark presented Bro. Tommy with a study Bible. Gerald Dye, chairman of deacons, presented them with an Amazon gift card from the
deacons and staff.  Bro. Tommy begins his 9th year at FBC on Jan. 2, 2020.

My Dear People – December 2019

As you read this article, Thanksgiving will be in the rearview mirror and we will be looking ahead to Christmas. Andy Williams made popular the song It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Yet, in reality, it is [...]

In Christian Love – December 2019

I love my Sunday School class and our time spent together in study and in fellowship. Our time together is a beautiful part of my walk with Christ and fellowship with the members of His body. In my lifetime [...]

Children/Youth Ministry – December 2019

As I move into my fifth month serving at First Baptist Church, the children at our church have become dear to me. Working in the Children’s Ministry, I have seen the work the Lord is doing in the [...]

Featured Events

Christmas Party

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CAKE – Christmas Acts of Kindness Experiment

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Retirement Reception for Cindy Brown

December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Carols of Christmas

December 22 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome to First Baptist Batesville

What We Believe

Our church is a community of believers with Jesus Christ as its head. We seek to love, respect and care for one another as a demonstration of our love for God. Our outreach is to those who have no church home. Many in our area are disillusioned with religion. They have felt the sting of legalism with its impossible demands. Some have seen hypocrisy. Others have had no religious background and therefore see Christianity as irrelevant. The missing element has been healthy relationships with mature believers in Jesus.

Weekly Activities

Student Worship

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 25, 2019

Stretch & Flex

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every 5 days that begins at 9:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Christmas Party

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sunday School

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Morning Worship

December 15 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Evening Worship

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:9-10



9:00 a.m. Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Morning Service
4:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal
5:00 p.m. Children/Youth Bible Drills
6:00 p.m. Evening Service
6:00 p.m. RAs, GAs, Mission Friends, Student Accountability Groups


5:00 p.m. Supper
6:00 p.m. Children’s Choir
6:00 p.m. Youth Worship
6:00 p.m. College/Career Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Prayer Service in Family Life Center