We’re First Baptist Church of Graham, a moderate Baptist church, conveniently located at 224 N. Main Street in Graham, NC.
Here at First Baptist Graham, we worship in a style that we like to call Classic Worship. We sing all the traditional hymns with the pipe organ, as well as some of the more contemporary hymns and choruses composed in the last couple of decades. Our Chancel Choir sings mostly contemporary anthems accompanied by the organ or piano.
Our staff and our laypeople share in leading parts of each service.
We welcome you to come dressed however you chose – either dresses and coats and ties, or polo shirts, khakis or jeans.
We have a great staff, headed up by our Associate Pastor, Rev. Shannon Hall.
Our Sunday services are conducted at 11:00am. The services are broadcast live on radio stations 1200-AM or 104.5FM. We also have a mid-week Prayer Service/Bible Study on Wednesday nights starting at 6:30pm.
First Baptist Church Graham has weekly Prayer Service each Wednesday starting at 6:30pm. After the Prayer Service, we have Bible Study at 6:45pm, conducted by our Associate Pastor, Rev. Shannon Hall. On some occasions, other ministers in our church and laypersons will conduct the Bible Study. These meetings are held in the Ministry Center, which is located to the left of the main sanctuary in a separate building. See the slide below. Come and join us each Wednesday night @ 6:30 in our Ministry Center. Dress casual, as this is a casual meeting with opportunities for participation.
In my first newsletter article as your pastor, I wrote: I want to thank you for the warmth and hospitality you have shown us. We are truly blessed to be a part of such a loving church family. I believe the Psalmist said it best: “Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his love and faithfulness endures forever.”
Four years later, those words still hold true. Whitney, Carter, Parker and I continue to be blessed by you in more ways than I could possibly name. I have no words to fully express our gratitude. You have welcomed us into your homes. You have visited with us in our home. You have celebrated with us in times of great joy; you have grieved with us in times of great sadness. You have cared for, nurtured, and encouraged our boys; you have supported and affirmed Whitney and me. You have shown us incredible warmth and hospitality, patience and grace, kindness and generosity, friendship and love. Through the time we have spent and love we have shared, you have become more than a church family—you are our family.
To say that we are sad to say goodbye would be a tremendous understatement. We truly believe God is calling us to go, but we have no reason to leave. Through each of you and the work of First Baptist Graham, we have experienced the love and presence of Christ in powerful ways. For that gift we are eternally grateful; for the future of that work through each of you, we are excited. God has great things in store for you and the ministry of First Baptist Graham. Echoing Paul’s words to the Philippians: Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your partnership in sharing the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the God who began a good work among you will continue this work until the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:1-6)
In the coming days, our time together will certainly transition, but the love we share, the relationships we have made, and the friendships we have built, will continue. Whitney, Carter, Parker and I love you dearly. As we remember these precious days with you and look forward to connecting with you in days to come, I believe the Psalmist said it best: “Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his love and faithfulness endures forever.”