Care Ministry

"Encourage one another and build one
another up
”    1 Thessalonians 5:11

The Care Ministry of First Baptist Church provides support and encouragement for those who are facing challenging circumstances.  There are times when each of us needs the caring support of another person, a Christian friend.  These may include but are not limited to:

 The Hospitalized

 The terminally Ill

 The Homebound

 Those with a job crisis

 Those with Family Crisis

 Those grieving a death or loss


There are groups within our fellowship who are established to be a catalyst of Care.


Hospital Ministry

The Pastoral Care Staff extends compassionate ministry and prayer to those who are hospitalized through personal visitation in the area hospitals.  Recent changes in the law have limited the information hospitals can give to those requesting information about patients, so it is necessary to contact the church office to report any admissions or surgical procedures.  You may call the church office at (423) 586-0522.

Barnabas Care Leaders

The Barnabas Care Ministry extends personal ministry by regularly visiting those Members who are confined to home, home facilities such as Nursing Homes and Assisted Living, or facing other challenging circumstances that may require an Encourager for a short period of time.  Volunteers maintain regular contact with These members through monthly visits, cards, and phone calls.  If you would like To participate in the Barnabas Care Leader Ministry call (423) 586-0522 to learn How you can become a part of an rewarding ministry.

Sunday School Classes

Adult Sunday School classes are most effective when they are organized to reach, teach, minister and fellowship.  Care group leaders are established in our adult classes for the specific purpose of caring for the needs of class members.

The Ministerial Staff

The Ministerial staff is exhorted in Ephesians 4:12 to equip the saints to be effective in practicing the ministry of touching lives through love and care.

The Deacon Body

The word deacon means servant. Scripture instructs deacons to demonstrate care to the church family by modeling the example of a servant.


Copyright 2014
First Baptist Church, Morristown TN, 504 W. Main St., P.O. Box 1899, Morristown TN 37814, 423-586-0522