Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Thank you for taking the time to explore the website of First Baptist Church in Batesville, Mississippi. Our desire as a church is to “get people to the Lord Jesus Christ in relationship and fellowship.” I sincerely hope the Lord can use this church to minister to your needs.

Pastor Tommy Snyder

What We Believe


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus has eternally existed and became man at His incarnation. He lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He bodily arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it has salvation for its end and is truth without any mixture of error.


Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one received Jesus Christ into his life by faith.


We believe that scriptural baptism must be: (1) by being completely immersed under the water and (2) after salvation. Jesus was immersed and all baptisms in the New Testament were by immersion. These two facts set the standard for baptism today. Baptism has no saving power but is the first act of obedience symbolizing (1) the believer’s faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, (2) the believer’s death to sin and resurrection to walk anew in Christ, and (3) the Christian’s belief that he will die, be buried, and that Jesus will resurrect him from the dead.


This is the heart of our service. Constant communication with God is a necessity for a true worship service.


Led by Bro. Mark, the choir, and the praise team, we are brought to a time of worship and praise to our Lord and Savior. A contemporary/traditional mixture of choruses are used to bring our hearts to a state of adoration to the God of the Universe.


Visitors are greeted and welcomed as the worship service continues.


We are brought to a time of learning and reflection through sermons based solely on what the Bible teaches.


All are welcomed and encouraged to reflect on their life and to make sure nothing is keeping them from have a pure relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Click here to learn how you can have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


We enter a time of giving back to God as He has so graciously given to us.