Connecting People with Christ

Our purpose at Berea First Baptist Church is to help people connect with Christ through celebration, community, and calling. As you visit our church during our time of celebration (worship services), we then invite you to join in community with other believers (community). As you grow in your faith, it is our prayer that you will then discover God’s calling on your life to serve Him.

Worship Services

Join us – Sundays at 10:15am

Sunday Evening Service – 6:00pm

Bible Study Hour

Sundays at 9am

Gather in community as you study God’s Word. We offer classes for ALL ages. Please come to our Welcome Center and we will help you find a class.


The love of Christ compels us to serve our community, state, nation, and world. BFBC has active partnership with our local school, apartment complexes, association, national and international partners.

The Story – Discovering the Gospel Story

Get to Know our Ministry Staff


Dr. Chad Rickenbaker

Senior Pastor

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Rev. Michael R. Hodge

Associate PastorĀ 

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Trevor Coleman

Minister of Worship


Dr. Ricky Stark

Minister of Students (Middle – College)


Julie Lunsford

Director of Children’s and Educational Ministries


Mike Parker