Sunday School Hour:
We've got something for everyone! Take a look under our ministries menu and get a taste for what we offer on Sunday mornings.
Celebration Worship Service:
10:30am • Worship Center
A service of praise and worship featuring the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra and a message from the Word of God by our Pastor, Dr. Wendell Estep.
Map & Directions
1306 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201-3316, US
From I-77 (From Charlotte)
From I-77, take I-277 (Exit 18) which becomes Bull Street into Columbia. Turn right onto Hampton Street. Go one block. Church is on the left at 1306 Hampton Street.
From: I-26 (From Spartanburg/Greenville)
From I-26, take I-126 which becomes Elmwood Avenue into Columbia. Turn right on Marion Street. Travel five blocks to Hampton Street. Church on is the corner of Marion and Hampton.
From I-20 (From Florence)
From I-20, take I-277 which becomes Bull Street into Columbia. Turn right onto Hampton St. Go one block. Church is on corner of Marion and Hampton
From I-20 (From Augusta)
Take I-20 East to Columbia. Take I-26 East to I-126 East which becomes Elmwood Avenue. Turn right on Marion Street.
Take Hwy 378/76 which becomes Garners Ferry Road and Devine Street. Fork right at Dreher High School onto Millwood Avenue. Turn left onto Gervais Street. Turn right on Marion Street. Go two blocks. Church is on the corner of Hampton and Marion.
Take left onto Highway 302. Go several miles. This turns into Knox Abbott Drive and then Blossom Street after crossing the bridge. Take a left onto Assembly Street and a right on Hampton Street. Go three blocks.
Where to park
We've made parking easy for you!
There is a garage open on the corner of Hampton and Marion Streets. Our sanctuary is located directly across the street from the garage.
Our parking lot on Washington street is reserved for the handicapped and senior adults.
As you can see from the image below we have a welcome center inside Boyce Chapel. We are ready to serve you! If it's your first time visiting a Sunday school class, the members at the welcome desk are ready to assist you in finding a class that fits you! Or if you already know which class you'd like to visit, let them know and they can help you find it.
If you're wanting to drop your children off in the Children's Ministry Sunday school area it's located right in front of the parking garage. After parking enter at the blue awning, walk down the stairs, and you'll be at the Children's Welcome desk!
Here are a few people you'll see if you visit with us this Sunday!
Dr. Wendell Estep
Rev. Steve Phillips
Rev. Wes Church
Rev. Dennis Banks
At First Baptist we not only serve the community ourselves but we partner with local ministries that are already in place to help those in need and share Christ's love with those in Columbia. You can find more information about the organizations we support and are involved with below. If you would like to help please feel free to call our office and we'll get you connected to serve.
At First Baptist Columbia:
Feed the Hungry
Join Ron Paull, Coordinator, and other FBC volunteers on the 4th Saturday of every month in the Washington Street parking lot. Set up begins at 9:45 a.m. Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. For more information, please contact Ron by phone at 736.4976 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Share Your Holiday Food Drive
Share Your Holiday is a public service campaign and outreach effort by WACH FOX, along with our other media partners, to benefit the Harvest Hope Food Bank in the Midlands and Florence to aid in their fight against hunger. The Share Your Holiday Food Drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank began in 1998 and is now the state's largest annual food drive. The goal of the campaign is to fill the food bank warehouses for the holidays and for the cold months ahead to benefit underprivileged families and individuals. First Baptist Columbia serves at one of the two main drop off locations for this drive! We would love for you to volunteer and join us at the 2012 drive. Save the date: November 28, 2012 For more information please see their website: www.harvesthope.org/
All of the following local ministries are supported by our general fund.
Washington Street Soup Cellar
This soup kitchen as been open since 1979 and is located at Washington Street United Methodist Church. We contribute financially to keep this kitchen running for the homeless of Columbia to each lunch each weekday. The kitchen serves meals each weekday from 10:30am-12:00pm. Meals are served year round, except for a few holidays on which other groups are serving meals.
Cooperative MinistryFor more than 25 years, The Cooperative Ministry has assisted individuals and families in Columbia and surrounding communities in financial and spiritual crisis and helped them regain their independence. For more information about this program please visit their website. www.coopmin.org
The Columbia Metro Association exists to serve its member churches, to delight in and magnify Jesus Christ, and to promote evangelism, discipleship, the multiplication of ministry and encourage volunteers on mission. They partner with local ministries to serve our community. For more information or to get involved with the Metro Association please visit their website.http://metrobaptist.net
The Free Medical Clinic
The Free Medical Clinic, Inc., provides quality healthcare, at no cost, to residents of the community who cannot pay for such services and who have no health insurance. Our missions fund contributes financially to this clinic to help keep it open for the people in our community who need medical assistance. www.freemedclinic.org
Oliver Gospel Mission
The Oliver Gospel Mission exists to see that the broken and homeless are sheltered, given the gospel of Jesus Christ, and equipped to live responsibly. They want to exalt Jesus Christ by facilitating life transformation among the broken and homeless that they might radically enhance the community. At FBC we believe this is an important part of loving on our community. We help by financially supporting the mission so that they are able to share Christ with those around Columbia. www.olivergospelmission.org
Southern Baptist Convention Missions Program:
Cooperative ProgramThe cooperative program started in 1925 as Southern Baptists recognized the need for a system that enabled Southern Baptist churches to combine their resources to provide support for missionaries and ministries. For more information about this program please visit their website: www.scbaptist.org/cooperativeprogram