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Celebrating 25 years – First Baptist Church of Tellico Village

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 | Uncategorized | No Comments

These are exciting times and important times at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village as we prepare to celebrate our Silver Anniversary (25 Years) on Sunday, November 6th during two worship services at 9 am and 10:30 am. 

Our humble beginnings found its roots in 1995 when the faith of a small group of believers met to establish a new church. As this group expanded and organized on November 2nd of 1997, a first worship service was conducted in a store front in Lakeside Plaza of Tellico Village. In December of 1999 Cooper Properties donated 9.5 acres of land to the church onto which it broke ground on July 1st, in 2001. The building was completed and dedicated in May of 2002.  

It was in July of 2005 that Dr. Charlie Barnard was called to be our second pastor and would remain so until April of 2022. Under Pastor Charlie’s leadership core values for the church were defined and a purpose statement adopted. The results of these two developments led to the church growing from around one hundred members to over five hundred members during his pastorate.  The church would also expand the facilities with a new sanctuary, added in 2010, followed by a Fellowship Hall, additional office space, and a Library. All were completed in 2015 with all construction related debt retired by the congregation in December of 2018.

Today our church membership continues to grow, reflecting the demographics of our local community.  The membership represents as many as twenty different church backgrounds but is grounded in its Baptist roots which is the single largest church demographic. 

As a church we unite together to “Love God, Love Others, and Reach our World for Christ. 

You are invited to participate in our Silver Anniversary worship services on November 6th, at 9:00 or 10:30 am.  Former staff members Charlie and Teresa Barnard, as well as Glenn and Shirley Gregg, will be leading in both services.  If you are unable to attend, you can watch our live-stream broadcast of the worship service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on our website at www.fbctv.org. We hope that you will consider visiting with us or participating in one of the many activities planned throughout the year.

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