To make your first time with us more enjoyable, here are answers to frequently asked questions.
Sunday worship services are at 9:45 a.m., 11:11 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. Bible study is offered at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Our midweek service is at 6:00 p.m. Wednesdays.
We're located in downtown Lafayette at 1100 Lee Avenue, just one block off of University Avenue.
Use the map below to determine the best way to First Baptist Lafayette.
Guest parking is directly across from Barry Street Entrance A. For those who need to drop off passengers a covered drive through is available in the parking lot on Avenue B (the side closest to University Avenue). This entrance is close to our preschool area.
There are handicapped parking spaces and ramped access in the parking lot on Avenue B, and there is street level access at Barry Street Entrance B.
Our greeters will assist you with any questions you may have. An Information Center is available just inside Barry Street Entrance A. Attendants there can direct you to a Bible study class and other areas of our buildings.
We have developmentally appropriate classes (birth thru Kindergarten)where even little ones learn about Jesus. So that you may attend both a Bible study class and a worship service, this time is extended to a second hour for those birth through age four. During the 9:45 a.m. service 3 year olds through Kindergarten attend a special worship time designed just for them called “Praizy Worship.” This is a perfect place where preschoolers can be noisy and have fun and not be distracting during the grown up worship time.
Services generally last about one hour. Our 9:45 a.m. worship service features choir and orchestra with traditional hymns and familiar worship songs. Our 11:11 a.m. service is led by a vocal team and praise band, and has a number of contemporary features. Pastor Steve Horn brings the same Bible based sermon at both morning worship services. If you would like to hear one of his messages online you can visit our sermon archive.
At the end of the pastor's message he will invite those who would like to become part of our church family to come forward. We sing a song during this time so that people can come to the front and talk to one of our ministers about their needs.
If you would like to become a part of First Baptist Church you can do so:
- By profession of faith - if you are not yet a Christian but would like to be, or if you are a Christian and have never been baptized by immersion as a believer, our minister will pray with you and guide you in this decision.
- By transfer of letter - If you are a Christian and a member of another church we will write to that church and request that a letter of transfer be sent.
- By statement - If you are a Christian and have been baptized as a believer, but do not have a current membership in another church, we can recieve your membership on affirmation of the above.
Please call us and we will gladly answer your questions. Any of our church staff members would be happy to talk to you, but if you don't know who to ask for, then Administrative Pastor Ray Swift is probably your best choice. Call him at 337-593-3644 or email .
We look forward to seeing you at First Baptist Lafayette.