volunteer opportunities

Here are several different ways that you can get involved at First Baptist Church


Disaster Relief Ministry:  Volunteers travel to areas of natural disaster as part of mass feeding, chainsaw, mud out, or rebuild teams. Disaster Relief Training from the Tennessee Baptist Convention is required for participation. 

Contact Bill Simmons, Disaster Relief Ministry Coordinator at simm8438@bellsouth.net.


Wednesday Night Suppers:  Volunteers assist the cook in preparation, serving, and clean up.  

Contact Linda Disch, Wednesday night cook at danielinda2004@charter.net.


Decision Counselors:  Volunteers are available during worship services to counsel those who respond during the invitation. Witness training such as Anatomy of a Christian Witness is a prerequisite to volunteering for this ministry. Contact Diane Argraves, Decision Counselor Coordinator at argraves408@gmail.com.


Greeters:  Volunteers greet guests at the welcome center and other entrances on Sunday mornings to welcome them to worship or help them find Sunday School classes. 

Contact Beth Penick, Greeter Coordinator at penick4@charter.net.


Prayer Ministry:  Volunteers pray for prayer requests received by a telephone or email prayer chain. 

Contact Debbie Leet, Prayer Chain Coordinator at stevedebbieleet@gmail.com.


Connection Groups:  Volunteers lead Bible study on Sundays at 7:45 AM, 8:30 AM, and 9:45 AM for adults, youth, children, and preschoolers. Contact Cyndi Cox, Christian Education Director at ccox.fbc@gmail.com or 931-728-2138.


Security Volunteers:  Volunteers provide security during Sunday worship services.  These volunteers lock the rear entrances after worship services have begun and are stationed in the building during worship services.

Contact Tom Phillips, Security Coordinator at tephillips@charter.net.


Bookstore:  Volunteers staff our church bookstore which provides resources for church ministries and Christian living. Contact Tammy Pettit at tammypettit@charter.net or 423-240-3938.


Recreation:  Volunteers are needed to staff the gym when it is open.  Volunteers are needed to work with Upward basketball. Contact Shawnda Hensiek, Director of Recreation Ministries at shensiek.fbc@gmail.com.


Audio/Video Ministry:  Volunteers are needed during worship services to operate the sound system, video, and slides.  Contact Todd Green, Worship Pastor at toddgreen.fbc@gmail.com.  


Celebrate Recovery:  Volunteers provide teaching and lead small groups of men and women seeking to recover from the hurts, habits and hang-ups of life.  Contact Dorothy Scott at 931-607-9633 or Ldscott86@blomand.net.


Outreach:  Volunteers contact guests who have visited our worship services to thank them for coming and invite them to a Sunday School class.  Volunteers are given contact information each week through a secure website and call, visit, or email guests in their age grouping.  

Contact Brenton Cox, Lead Pastor at bcox.fbc@gmail.com or 931-728-2138.


Preschool Ministry:  Volunteers provide childcare for children age birth through age three during worship services. Volunteers must be 18 years old and must be members of First Baptist Church or FBC Sunday School. 

Contact Melissa Todd, Director of Preschool Ministries at melandscoottodd@gmail.com.


Children's Ministry:   Volunteers lead worship for children age 4 through grade 3 during Sunday morning worship services.   Volunteers must be members of First Baptist Church.  Contact Liz Lawson, Director of Children's Ministries at lizandsteve@charter.net.


Vacation Bible School:  Volunteers lead Bible study, music, crafts, missions, and recreation for Preschool through Middle School one week during June, 9:00 AM to 12 noon.  Contact Melissa Todd, Director of Preschool Ministries at melandscoottodd@gmail.com or Liz Lawson, Director of Children's Ministries at lizandsteve@charter.net.


Music Ministry:  For details, click on our Music Ministry website.


Student Ministry:   Volunteers lead worship, lead small groups, and chaperone teenagers on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.  Volunteers chaperone retreats, camps, and mission trips.  Volunteers host students in their homes for fellowships.  Contact Tim Hensiek, Student Pastor at timhensiek@gmail.com or 931-728-2138.


Oakley Ministry:  Each Monday afternoon during the school year, volunteers provide homework help, children's activities,  Bible study, a free meal, and distribute food commodities.  During the summer, volunteers lead a weekly children's Bible club.  These ministries take place at Oakley Ministry Center, a property our church owns in the Oakley community near Hillsboro.  Contact Jake Dorak, Associate Pastor at 931-728-2138 or jdorak.fbc@gmail.com.