Welcome to First Baptist

Located in the heart of Louisville, Mississippi, First Baptist Church is a county-seat Southern Baptist church that's been around for more than 180 years and harbors a rich legacy.  While we are honored and humbled by our heritage, our church is seeking new ways to engage our community as well as being involved on the mission field - be that down the street, in our state, across the nation or around the world.

Our ministry approach is family based.  We seek to partner with families to G.R.O.W. through Grace making an eternal impact in this world.

Our hope is to engage our community and spread the good news of the gospel, making Jesus known from the red hills of Mississippi to the ends of the earth.

Things to Know


Convenient guest parking is located right up front in the parking lot off of S. Church Street across the street form Sonic.  We have spots dedicated for visitors to make your time with us as convenient and seamless as possible.


When you arrive, come through the portico.  If you arrive for Sunday School, a greeter will direct you to the appropriate Sunday School class.  If you arrive for worship, follow the signs to the sanctuary (worship center).  As you enter the worship center, one of our greeters will provide you with a program detailing the day's worship plan.  There will be a card attached to that program.  We encourage you to fill that card out so we can keep you informed about our church and the many opportunities to engage in the ministry and mission of First Baptist.  Our goal is to make your visit with us as welcoming as possible.  We are happy you are here.

Guests with Children

For guests with children, a greeter can direct you to the appropriate Sunday school class for their ages.  We do have a Children's Church that leaves after the singing in worship service.  Children are also welcome to stay with their parents during worship service.


We do not have a dress-code!  Some of our men wear suits, and many of our ladies wear dresses.  But we also have men who wear open-collared shirts and even a few who wear jeans and we have ladies who wear pants.