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.

When are your service times?

Sunday Worship Times:

Early Worship Service - 8:45 a.m. 

Adult Bible Studies - 10:00 a.m.

Children and Teen Sunday School - 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship Service – 11:00 a.m.

Children's Church (4&5 yr. olds/1st-6th grades)  - 11:00 a.m.

Evening Worship Service – 6:00 p.m.

Nursery is available for all services.

Wednesday Evening Services:

AWANA (2 yrs. old-6th Grade/Aug-May) - 6:45 p.m.

Youth (7th Grade-12th Grade) - 7:00 p.m.

Adult Prayer & Sermon - 7:00 p.m.


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 and practical preaching and teaching, meet friendly people, and find a place where you can "make yourself at home."
Here are answers to some of the questions you may have. If we missed one, please contact the church office by phone (813.996.2651) or by email and we'll assist you in any way we can!

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 O' Lakes is not.

What are services like?

Sunday 8:45 a.m., 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 a.m.:  Bible Studies geared for adults, teens, and children.
Sunday 6:00 p.m.:  Sunday evening we gather together again 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 p.m.: We gather for prayer and Bible study.  During school months, there is simultaneous training for youth and children (AWANA Programs at 6:45 p.m. and Youth Meetings at 7:00 p.m.).   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, south of SR 52 and north of SR 54 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.

(see also our CAMPUS MAP on our "location page", please scroll down)

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.

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 a.m. 

Children's Church is available during the 11:00 a.m. service.

Our AWANA clubs (Cubbies, Sparks, and T&T) meet in the Family Life Center (gymnasium) and Puggles meet in the School Office Building (B) Nursery on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. during school months. Children's choir for ages 6-12 meets seasonally on Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

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Teenagers: First Baptist's Youth – for junior and senior high teens. Girls meet in the Educational Building (E) and boys meet in the Family Life Center/Gymnasium (G) on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Youth meetings are held on Wednesdays in the Family Life Center/Gymnasium (G) at 7:00 p.m. for activities and prayer.

Also, we have an accredited and award-winning pre-K through grade-12 Christian school, External link opens in new tab or windowLand O' Lakes Christian School.


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 is 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.