What To Expect

Please note - some information on this page is inaccurate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please email if you have questions about something you see here.

To make your first time with us more enjoyable, here are answers to frequently asked questions.

What are service times?

The Legacy Worship service is offered on-campus and live-streamed at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. It is the worship style associated with First Baptist Lafayette through the years, featuring choir, orchestra, hymns and anthems. The Modern Worship service is offered on-campus and live-streamed at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. Led by our praise team and band, it brings together the best of today's Christian music in a service of celebration and praise. Childcare for birth through Kindergarten is available with reservation at fbclaf.org/reserve

How do I get to First Baptist Lafayette?

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.

Where do I park?

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. 

Is there handicapped access?

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.

What happens when I get there?

Our greeters will assist you with any questions you may have.  To maintain social distancing an usher will seat you. Family groups are sitting together at this time. An Information Center is available just inside Barry Street Entrance A if you need more information about First Baptist.  

What is the worship service like?

Services generally last about one hour. The 11:00 a.m. service includes more modern musicThe 11:00 a.m. service is interpreted for the deaf. Our pastor brings a Bible-based sermon for about 30 minutes. If you would like to hear messages online you can visit our sermon archive.

How do I become a member of First Baptist Lafayette?

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 is 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 receive your membership on affirmation of the above.
We look forward to seeing you at First Baptist Lafayette.
For more information:

Brad Gill
Minister of Outreach