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Upcoming Events

Details and information about upcoming events can be found below. For ticketing or reservations, call the church office at 352.205.7114.

Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

View the church calendar of regular weekly and monthly events here and scroll down for more details of upcoming events.

For Team Leaders who are planning an event, click here to complete and submit the necessary "Event Planning Form." 

April 2019 Calendar

Guest Speaker 
Dr. Tommy Green 
Sunday, April 28
9 & 10:45 am 


We are better together!

Learn how our support and partnerships with thousands of churches is impacting the globe for the kingdom through sending missionaries, planting churches and training our future church leaders worldwide. Through the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program, we can reach the state, nation and world with the Gospel. 

Who is Dr. Tommy Green?

Dr. Tommy Green is the Executive Director–Treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention. He served a total of 33 years pastoring churches throughout the Southeast, most recently serving at a church in the Tampa area for 19 consecutive years before being called to the convention. With a heart for missions, Dr. Green has led revivals in Brazil and Haiti as well as a number of other countries.

Dr. Green was a trustee for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY for ten years. He was also awarded Alumni of the Year from New Orleans Seminary in 2013. Among his many accomplishments he holds Doctor of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and an undergraduate degree from Samford University.


Join the Team
Pray for America
May 2, 2019

National Day of Prayer 

Join the team as we prayer walk through our communities. This will be a time of interceding for love in our country, churches and families as we pray through the provided, Prayer Guide: How to Pray for America to Love One Another. Choose one of the below communities to prayer walk on Thursday, May 2nd. 



Stanton-Weirsdale Elementary School

Time: 6:30 AM
Location: School Visitor Parking Lot 
Captain: Ronnie Walker (picture for reference)


Spanish Springs Town Square

Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Band stand in town square
Captain: Ron Smith (picture for reference)



Brownwood Town Square

Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Band stand in town square
Captain: Michael McDaniel (picture for reference)



Lake Sumter Landing Town Square

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Band stand in town square
Captain: Bob Perry (picture for reference)


The Village of Fenney & Surrounding Area

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Parking lot in front of The Fenney Grill 
Captain: Ronnie Walker (picture for reference)




Orange Blossom Hills, Summerfield

Time: 6:30 PM
Location: FBCATV parking lot 
Captain: Juddy Perry  (picture for reference)




Melody of Love 
May 9, 2019 
6:00 pm 
Worship Center 

The Compassion Team at FBCATV and Love INC invite local residents to join them for a night of music and laughter on Thursday, May 9th here are FBCATV. 

Music lovers and those who enjoy supporting local entertainers are invited to come enjoy performances from a variety of artists starting at 6:00 pm. 

Tickets are $10 per person. Grab some friends and come enjoy a wonderful variety show featuring local performers! All proceeds go to benefit Love INC. 

Ticket Information

$10 per person

Buy Tickets Here 

Any questions about Melody of Love ticket sales call Love INC at (352) 245- 8774.

Salt Shakers Dine-Around Group
Fellowship, Fun & Food
April- June 2019 



Salt Shakers Dine-Around Group

Salt Shakers Dine-Around Group will meet monthly (Jan., Feb. & March) for fellowship and to share a meal. The groups in the early church "ate together in their homes, happy to share their food with joyful hearts." This is a time of growing connections amongst church members and friends. The host provides the entree and vegetables and the guests bring the salad and desserts.


For more info, you may contact the church office at 352-205-7114

Discover FBCATV 

Discover FBCATV

The next Discover FBCATV well be held on May 5

Getting to know all about First Baptist At The Villages is easy. Discover FBCATV is held periodically throughout the year and gives the opportunity to discover the value of being part of a local body of believers, and specifically what it means to be part of God's loving family here at First Baptist. There is no obligation to join when you attend the class however the class is a prerequisite to membership. 

A light lunch will be served and you will have the opportunity for fellowship with the pastors as well as others considering becoming part of the FBCATV family. The class is held in The Gathering Hall following the 10:45 am Worship Service. As a reminder, the class will be announced in the Sunday Worship Bulletin and on the website. You may register online (see link below), or by making a note on the Connection Card in the Sunday bulletin. Please feel free to come to the class even if you have not registered.  

The class is designed to answer questions such as:

  • Why does the church exist?
  • Who are we, the church, and specifically First Baptist Church At The Villages?
  • What is the purpose of the church?
  • What do we believe?
  • What are the requirements for membership?
  • How is the church governed?
  • With whom are we, as First Baptist Church At The Villages, affiliated?
  • Who owns the church property?
  • How can the church property be used?
  • Do we have a constitution and how can it be changed or amended?

Also, to assist you in finding a place to serve, information is made available about all the ministries here at the church. That same information is available on this website by going to the home page and clicking on "Ministries" on the navigation bar. 

When you make the important decision to join the Family here at First Baptist, you will meet briefly with a Commitment Counselor who will gather the necessary information for adding your name to the membership rolls. Your picture will also be taken to include in the church's pictorial directory. 

If you have other questions about the class, you may call the church office and speak with Rita Carter or Shirley Lusher. 352.205.7114

Register online by clicking here, completing and submitting the registration form.