What to expect

Perhaps you are re-engaging with church or attending church for the very first time. Perhaps you're an active church member who just moved to our town. Whatever your situation, we want to help with some of your questions before you visit Martin's First Baptist Church. Here's our attempt to guess what's on your mind and answer some of your questions. If we've missed something, let us know! You're probably not the only one with that question, so asking us will help us help you and our future guests. 


What are your worship services like? 

Corporate worship at FBC Martin is the pinnacle of all we do. These gatherings are celebrative and free. We meet together on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. for Traditional Worship (using traditional songs and hymns of our historic past as well as familiar choruses and modern day songs led by the FBC Martin Worship Choir) and 11:00 a.m. for Contemporary Worship (using modern, contemporary songs led by a full band and praise team and on occasion, video and dramatic skits). Our Sunday evening worship service, a blended mixture of both traditional and contemporary, is a casual and relaxed gathering time beginning each week at 6:00 p.m. Ron Graves, Minister of Music & Worship at FBC Martin, leads our praise and worship times . Our Senior Pastor, Dr. Mike Sams, brings a dynamic, relevant, and inspiring message that is the high point and central focus of our corporate times together. A time of response always follows the message. In addition to our corporate worship, Life Groups meet together on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. For more information about our Life Groups and Sunday School classes, click here


What should I wear?

You'll see people in everything from suits to casual attire on Sundays. Our concern isn't what's on the outside, but what's on the inside. Dress modestly, but come as you are. Jesus accepts us that way when we come to Him. Why shouldn't we? 


Where do I park? 

We set aside reserved parking for guests in our parking lot adjacent to the Worship Center. Please follow guest parking sign directions as you enter our campus. 


Is there anything for my kids? 

Of course! We have Sunday options for newborns through high school seniors, including special times of worship designed just for the younger kids. 


How will I find my way around? 

Visit one of our Information Centers, located in the Main Lobby outside the Worship Center. A representative can show you a listing of Small Group Bible Studies. They will be happy to help you find the right group for you. Our goal is to get every guest and member associated with a small group, so believe us...we'll go out of our way to help you get connected! Our representatives would love to help with directions and even walk with you to your destination.

See Campus Map.


In the church I grew up in, some people had "their" seats. What if I unknowingly sit in somebody's seat? 

Don't worry about it. Sit wherever you would like. Nobody has a claim on a seat. We are just glad that you are our guest.