---Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School

LifeWay’s 2018 VBS 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 drumline, 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! VBS. Register Here!

Church Picnic

You are invited to attend our church-wide picnic on May 27 at 11:30 AM. This picnic is to celebrate our summer schedule of One Worship and to allow the congregation to meet and get to know people who may attend the opposite worship time during the spring and fall schedule.  

Beach Service

Join us for worship and baptism on the beach. This annual event is a highlight of the year and one you will certainly want to invite a friend to experience.

School’s Out Celebration

Pastor Tom has invited all kids and their families to join him for an evening of bowling to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. The event is free to all First Baptist elementary kids and their families.


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.



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 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


Forced Perspective by Pastor Micah Murphree

 Sunday, May 20 9:00am and 10:30am



To Be Announced Pastor Tom Hodge

 Sunday, May 27 9:00am




To Be Announced Pastor Tom Hodge

 Sunday, June 3 9:00am



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