---Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School

First Baptist invites your kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments. As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drum line, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Get in the spirit today with Game On Vacation Bible School. Game on is for all kids who have completed Kindergarten through completed 5 grade. Registration closes at mid-night June 14. You can register Monday morning in Building A.
 

Kids Soccer Camp

Kids Soccer Camp is designed to give your children the basics of soccer and provide an opportunity to keep their skills sharp. Join us at our Lakefront Location at 3100 Executive Drive, behind Culver’s near I-75!
 
 
 

---Welcome!

We hope you enjoy your online experience and will get a taste of our loving church community. No matter what your background may be, or what season of life you are in, you are welcome here. After browsing the site you may have further questions, we encourage you to contact us. We are here for you! We strive to reach out to an incredible community of people in Sarasota County and to touch the hearts of people everywhere.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Worship

 

Our church celebrates “One Worship” during the summer at 9:00 AM on Sundays. During the fall and spring the church has a traditional service at 9:00 AM and a contemporary worship experience at 10:30 AM.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 

 Connection Groups

 

We recognize most people find a church home in a worship service, however, we believe our Connection Groups are where you will find your church family. In times of great joy or great challenges, your Connection Group will be there for you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Missions

 

Missions ministry should be at the heart of the church. That desire to serve God to their fullest and honor Him by serving is the great commission, “Go into all nations, preaching the gospel and baptizing them.”

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

---  Senior Pastor Tom Hodge

 

“Our heart & soul is to connect people with the living and most powerful God.”

 
Pastor Tom became a Christian at age 9 in his home church in Gadsden, Alabama. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology at the University of West Florida only to be called by God to switch his fishing from fish to folks. It was then that he pursued and earned a Master of Theology degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Tom served as an Associate Pastor in Kenner and Lafayette, Louisiana. His first pastorate was First Southern Baptist Scottsdale, Arizona. Pastor Tom is married to his high school sweetheart, Tassie. They have been blessed with 4 sons, 3 daughters-in-love, and their newest bundles of joy, a grandson, a granddaughter. Pastor Tom enjoys studying, spending time with his family, fishing and playing golf
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

---Upcoming Sermons

 
To Be Announced |  Pastor Tom Hodge
 
 Wednesday, June 20 6pm

 

 

 

 

 

Satan’s Weapons Against Our Self-Image | Pastor Tom Hodge

 
 Sunday, June 24 9am
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

To Be Announced | Pastor Tom Hodge

 
 Sunday, June 20 6pm
 
  
 
 

 

 

--- Sermons