Bellevue Baptist Church: Coming together as the church

On the fourth Saturday in October, you’ll see volunteers cleaning up a park in Memphis, then setting up a harvest festival there. You’ll see new Christians being baptized in the county jail. You’ll see church members painting the building of another church in their neighborhood, visiting residents in nearby nursing homes, leading a reading camp […]

First Baptist Church of Nashville: Deep roots, deep commitment to community

First Baptist Church of Nashville’s history is long, and its roots in the city, deep. The church struggled through a number of theological –isms in the mid-1800s, according to its website: Campbellism, which opposed many Baptist practices and viewed baptism as essential to salvation; antimissionism, which opposed organized missions, Sunday school, education ministry and conventions; […]