Update on Church Schedule

Good Evening Church Family.  Before any updates we would like to extend our thanks to all of those who are meeting this challenging virus on the front lines.  Our medical personnel, law enforcement, grocery workers, truck drivers, and many others need our prayers and our encouragement during this time. 
 Last night the the staff and deacons met to discuss how we as a church will proceed under these unusual times.  I encourage you to read this full message as there are many updates.
Through much prayer, we have made the decision to cancel all activities through the month of April.  This decision was made to stay with the recommendations from the CDC and request from our state and federal leaders.  However this will not stop our online service broadcast. These will continue as they have for the past couple of weeks.
For viewing our live broadcast you will have three options.  1. You can watch our services right from our website under the livestream tab.  2.  You can watch from our Facebook group FBC Gordonsville.  3 You can watch live from Youtube.  In order to find our page,  search in YouTube First Baptist Church Gordonsville Tennessee.
We have made an update to the information about the giving of Tithes and Offerings.  We ask that you mail these in to the church office at 70 East Main Street, Gordonsville TN 38563.  We are in the process of getting online giving set up for the future and more details will be coming soon about this option.
We are thankful for your encouragement and prayers during this time as we seek to lead and guide in a Godly manner.  Please continue to pray for our country’s leaders as they make decisions.  
The link below is a great article we wanted to share with you about how to worship online. 


Tithes and Offerings

For those wanting to give their tithes and offerings this week the church office will be open to drop them off.  Drop off times are as follows:
Wednesday:8:30am – 2:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 2:30pm


Announcement for Services 3/22/2020

Updates from the Church

Hello, church family, we look forward to tomorrow when we can worship God together through video services. This post contains important information regarding tomorrow’s services. 

First, if you have the app, make sure that you have hit the refresh button at the bottom of the menu in the app. The symbol looks like this.  We have made some changes to the app to allow the livestream to be viewed through the app. I believe, that service issues with cell phones are causing some updates to be slowed in their delivery.  This update will help show the livestream option in the menu.

We are excited to announce tomorrow’s schedule.

At 9AM join us on the website, app, or Facebook for Sunday School.  Bro. Wayne Winfree will be teaching class through livestream.  We invite you to ask questions by comments on Facebook during the live stream.  This will allow us to have a time of growing in our understanding of God’s Word. Sunday School will end around 9:40.

Don’t Leave. The worship is just beginning!

 At 9:55AM, our stream will start back up with a special message from

 Winston and Emmy Coltart and Bro. Ray.

At 10AM, our Worship service will begin with a time of Praise and Worship, Prayer, and  Message from God’s word.








COVID-19 Response.

Our rational for closing FBCG and Gym until April 5:
The most eye opening fact about this virus is that many healthy people actually have the virus with NO symptoms. As long as we are separated, the virus will run its course in that person, and then all is well.

If, however, that healthy, non-symptomatic person gets with other healthy or young people, they will get it too. None of the healthy people may have symptoms-but they are all contagious. So we go from 1 non-symptomatic person to perhaps 10 or more. And still, none may know they have it.

Then any one or more of these come in contact with an older person=disaster.

It would be a great time to have the gym open for our kids, but this is the reason we closed it. I hope this explains why we are cooperating with the presidential request to avoid assembly for 15 days.
Thank everyone for their understanding and pray for our pastor. Bro. Wayne Winfree
PS: Don’t forget to continue to support FBCG financially. The bills still come in and it is part of our Christian walk.


Church Services Update

The COVID-19 virus continues to captivate our community and nation. First Baptist Church Gordonsville has been and will continue to be in prayer for all of those who have been affected by this. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to those working in the medical field. With this being said, tonight the Staff and Deacons have met to discuss our church’s response to this changing situation. In light of the recommendations made by our nation and state leaders, we have decided to make some adjustments to our normal schedule. In-person church services have been suspended until April 5th.
Messages will be live-streamed on Facebook and our church’s website during their normal times so we can still worship as a church family. We encourage you to join with us through these different avenues and share them with your family and friends. These are unusual times that we face, and we continue to seek the Lord in the decisions that we make. These decisions were a difficult choice for the staff and deacons, but we felt this is in the best interest of our church family. I will be sending more information out tomorrow morning on how you can access these live streams over the next few weeks. If you have any prayer requests or needs, please let Bro Ryan or Bro. Jeremiah know.


The Church in the Midst of a World Crisis

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

What a few weeks it has been? Now in the grips of panic and worry it seems our world has slammed on the brakes with everything coming to a stop. Thus, many of you are at home for an extended time with jobs closing or working from home. While we may be tempted to join in the worry, the world needs a fearless praying church. The bible promises Tribulation, but during these perilous times we find our strength comes from the Lord. The good news is that Jesus Christ has overcome the world and its tribulation. How do we respond to the crisis our world is experiencing? 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 gives the greatest instruction:

 “13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 

The answer is to turn our eyes unto the Lord and pray. The following are some challenges for the church over the next few weeks:

Challenges to Christians during this time. 

  1. Strengthen your relationship with Christ through the study of his word and prayer.
  2. Take time to reset priorities to God and Family. 
  3. Find opportunities to serve others if you can.


Updates on Storm Response

I hope that this post finds you doing well. I wanted to update the church on a couple of ways FBC Gordonsville is responding during this time of need.
Beginning tonight our church will be open to those in the community who might need a warm place to be, showers, or a warm meal because of the storms. If you know of someone who is need of help please pass the word on to them. We will be there until 9pm tonight. If you have any questions please contact Krisney Flory. (615)418-5863
Thursday morning 3/5/2020 @ 8AM we will meet in the Fellowship Hall with anyone who would like to go help clear trees for a family in our church. We need chainsaws and workers. 
We will continue to pray for those affected by this storm and look for opportunities to share God’s love with our community.
In Christ, 
Bro. Ryan


Jumpstart Devotion: Update From the Storm

As I sit down to write this devotion my heart is heavy with concern for our community. Last night in Smith County and surrounding communities were hit by a tornado that left destruction in its path.There have been many families who have lost loved ones and have had their lives turned up side down. Even in our church family we have had loss from last nights tornados. Ms. Theresa Holcomb and her mother lost their home, were transported to the hospital, released this morning, and are safe now staying with church family. Please be in prayer for them (Others may be affected that I am not aware of at this moment).
I am reminded of the lyrics from a Casting Crowns Song “Praise you in this Storm”
I’ll praise You in this storm 
and I will lift my hands
That You are who You Are
No matter where I am.
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm.
As our community accesses the aftermath of a tornado it is now time for us as a church to be the hands and feet of God.  Look for opportunities that are around you to be his loving arms to those who are in need.  Be in prayer for our first responders and those who are working to restore things back to normal.  I will send more updates as I receive them.
In Christ, 
Bro. Ryan


Following Christ

Welcome to the New Jump Start Devotions Blog.

It is our hope that these devotions will be a great way to start your week digging into God’s word. Look for new devotions weekly on Mondays at 8am.

Today’s Passage comes from Matthew 16:24

 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (NKJV)

God calls His disciples to take up their cross, lay down their lives, and follow Him. However, this goes against the self-centered nature of the modern world. God calls for us to surrender our will to pick up His will for our lives. He calls for us to lay down our desires to find His heart’s desires. Ultimately, He desires for us to glorify His name above all others. All that we do is to glorify God. Bro. Jeremiah’s question has rang in my heart today “What has it cost you?” Being a disciple cost us our life to find true life in Him. Throughout the week ponder the following questions.

  1. Have you fully surrendered your life to Jesus? If not what areas of your life do you need to give to him?
  2. Where is God calling for you to follow him?
  3. What steps can you take to be obedient to where God is calling for you to go?
  4. What can you do each day this week to help you surrender to God?


Renewing Your Commitment to Your Marriage

Notes from Sunday’s Sermon
Genesis 2:18-25
Renewing Your Commitment to Your Marriage
Thoughts from our Text:
1. It is Not Good for Men to be Alone 
2. God has a Plan to Make Your Life Better
3. When you get married, you and your mate actually become one. 
4. You should accept your mate as a gift from God. 
5. You need to work on learning how to cleave to each other.
6. There is no shame, in a physical relationship with your mate.
7. You need to accept the confines God placed on your Marriage.
Practical Challenges from our Passage
1. Plan to go a whole week without saying a critical thing to your mate.
2. Sometime this next week, sit down and write out all the good qualities of your mate.
3. Say to your mate “I Love You” at least three times every day for a week.
4. Have a serious talk this week.  Ask your mate to give you one thing you can do to make their life better.
5. Hold hands and pray a blessing over each other every day for a week.
6. Consider, writing out your own marriage renewal vows and have a private ceremony.