Below you will find answers to many of the questions you might have as a guest at our church. If you have other questions, please call 813.996.2651.
Is First Baptist an independent, fundamental church?
Yes, we are. Many First Baptist churches are part of the Southern Baptist Convention but First Baptist of Land ' Lakes is not.
Visitor Information Visiting a church can be challenging. Where do we go? What time does everything begin? What's available for my teens and children?
We want your visit to First Baptist to be refreshing and beneficial for you and your entire family. Hear God-honoring music, practical preaching and teaching, meet friendly people, and find a place where you can "make yourself at home."
Here are answers to some the questions you may have. If we missed one, please contact the church office by phone (813-996-2651) or by email (form below) and we'll assist you any way we can!
When are your service times?
Sunday Worship Times:
Early Worship Service - 8:45am
Adult, Youth & Children Bible Studies - 10:00am
Morning Worship Service – 11:00am
Evening Worship Service – 6:00pm
AWANA - 6:45pm
Youth - 6:45pm
Prayer & Sermon - 7:00pm What are services like? Sunday 8:45 or 11:00 a.m: Worship services combine hymns and edifying music with clear, practical preaching and teaching from the Bible. Devices for hearing assistance are available.
Sunday 10:00 am: Bible Studies geared for adults, teens, and children.
Sunday 6:00 pm: Sunday evening we gather together again each to worship and enjoy fellowship around God's Word. Warm fellowship and extra congregational singing are normal facets of Sunday night. Devices for hearing assistance are available.Wednesdays 7:00 pm: We gather for prayer and Bible study. There is simultaneous training for youth and children (both at 6:45 pm in the Youth & Awana Programs). Devices for hearing assistance are available.
In all our services, Pastor Peterson preaches and teaches directly from the Bible, using the King James Version as his text.
How do I get there?
First Baptist Church is located in Land O' Lakes, FL, just west of Highway 41. We are conveniently located on School Road at 5105 School Road, Land O' Lakes, FL 34638.
Where do I park?
Parking is available in the grass area on the north side of the church campus. There are parking spaces available for senior adults right beside the church sanctuary. The Main Entrance to our facility is conveniently located from any parking space on the property.
What do I do when I get inside the church?
You will be greeted by one of our friendly hosts who will be happy to direct you to seating, or find a classroom for your children or nursery for the little ones. They will also point out where the restrooms and water fountains are located if you should need them. The welcome table is located on the front porch of the main auditorium.
What is available for my kids?
First Baptist Church has great services and activities for children of all ages. Both here and under our children's and teen ministry pages you will find detailed information on all that is available for your children.
Children: Supervised nurseries, (newborns through three-years old) are available during all services freeing parents to worship, receive instruction from God's Word, and participate in ministry – confident that their children's needs are being met.
Sunday School Classes for children 4 years old – 6th grade meet at 10:00 am.
Our Awana clubs (three-years old through 6th grade) meet in the Family Life Center (gymnasium) at 6:45 p.m.
Children's choir for ages 6-12 meets Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
Teenagers: First Baptist's Youth Group – for junior and senior high teens – meets Sundays in the Gymnasium at 10:00 am, and Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall at 6:45 p.m.
How can I meet others?
One of the best ways to meet others and develop friendships is to be involved in a Sunday Bible Study Class. There are a number available from which to choose. Our classes and groups give opportunities for Christian fellowship and spiritual growth.
How can I learn more about First Baptist?
Attending a service, a class, or a group is one of the best ways to start. Friendly people are there to answer your questions and provide you with information about First Baptist's ministries and events.
What should I expect in worship?
We focus on heartfelt worship and purposeful messages expounding the life-changing truth of God's Word. Pastor's messages are taken directly from the Bible and include practical applications that will guide you toward a more intimate relationship with God.