Welcome to First Baptist Church of Bradenton

We are so glad you are here.


At 1st Baptist, our mission is simple: SHARE JESUS.

Our strategy to help us accomplish this mission is specific.

We believe, to have effective personal growth among our congregation, this strategy is essential.

Our strategy is labeled CGSG because to foster growth within our family, we encourage everyone to CONNECT with others, GROW closer to God, SERVE within the church, GO out to reach the community. Whether you are single or married, young or old, a man or a woman,

we have a place for you in each of those areas.

Check them out and join in on the mission to Share Jesus!

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  • 1st Kids

    Nursery to 5th grade

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  • 1st Students

    students 6th to 12th grades

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  • 1st Adults

    for adults of all ages

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Our Story

The First Baptist Church of Bradenton began March 10, 1889.

Over 125 years later, First Baptist is still standing.

In 2003, Dr. Rick Lineberger became our Senior Pastor.

He brought with him a powerful vision to reach this rapidly growing community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

With that in mind, we began renovating our current worship center in 2006,

as well as improving other areas of our now sprawling campus.


In addition to the physical improvements on our campus, there is a new spirit in our worship services!

It can be heard in the passionate singing and preaching, and seen in the demonstrations of love and fellowship among our membership. We feel God calling us, yet again, into the harvest field where, with hands and hearts united,

we are committed to Sharing Jesus with this community.