First Baptist Church is committed
to seeing Christ at work in our world.

Our vision for the First Baptist Church Family is to create a place for you to…

BELONG-We are built for relationships.  The church is not a building, it’s people joining together in positive relationships centered around Christ.
CELEBRATE-Because Christ has welcomed us, we have a reason to celebrate.  We celebrate by worshipping together, living for Christ, and loving others in His name.
DISCOVER-God designed us for more than just physical growth; He created us to grow spiritually and intellectually as well. This happens when we discover who He is and who we are in Him.
ENGAGE-Because of who God is and who we are in Him, we desire to let our faith and relationship with Him lead us into the world in order to share the hope and love of Christ.
12 Church St
Dunlap, TN 37327
CLOCK ICONSunday Morning 8:15, 10:30
Sunday Evening 6:00
Wednesday Evening 6:00
PHONE ICON(423) 949-2441



The Sequatchie County Learning Center is a tutoring program in which volunteers invests in the education of our children.


We support the Sequatchie County Food Bank in its attempt to fight hunger. Currently, the food bank serves 10% of the county each month.


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Throughout the year, we  serve our community by providing free laundry services at our local laundromat.  From quarters to detergent, everything is provided including dinner.


We serve as a Relay Center for Operation Christmas Child.  This means we ensure that the boxes continue the next steps toward reaching children across the world.
Give a Kid a Chance is a ministry FBC Dunlap partners with to provide school supplies for local students.
Every Thanksgiving we work with our community to ensure that everyone has a meal to celebrate. In 2014, we fed more than 800 of our neighbors.
We support our local Women’s Care Center in their efforts to equip and educate families.  
We are always on the lookout to serve the world.  Here are a few ministries we have partnered with in the past:
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Elevate Student Ministries is designed to equip students with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything that we do is central to the gospel (Romans 1:16).  We equip our students through ENGAGING Bible-studies, INTENTIONAL discipleship, RELATIONAL service, and CHRIST-CENTERED worship. Partnering these principles with activities such as lock-ins and trips and also loving the students, we can accomplish our goal of equipping them with the gospel.
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From weekly ministries like Children’s Church, to Vacation Bible School and other full-blown events, FBCKIDS is here to help your kids grow in their faith.


Meet the First Baptist Church Staff!

Richard Rea-Senior Pastor
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Josh Coffman-Associate Pastor
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Dan Shell-Music Director
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Whitney Coffman-Pianist
 Marylyn Miller-Organist
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Shirley Wilson-Church Secretary


Nov 28, 2016
The Light of the World-What the Light Reveals
In this message, Pastor Richard talks about missions and our role in them.
  • Nov 28, 2016The Light of the World-What the Light Reveals
    Nov 28, 2016
    The Light of the World-What the Light Reveals
    In this message, Pastor Richard talks about missions and our role in them.
  • Nov 7, 2016so-that-it-may-go-well-with-your-family-11-6-16
    Nov 7, 2016
    In this message, Pastor Richard gives a charge to parents about the responsibility they have in discipling their kids. 
  • Nov 1, 2016When the Assault Comes
    Nov 1, 2016
    When the Assault Comes
    In this message, Pastor Richard takes us to scripture for how to deal with trials.
  • Oct 18, 2016Accountability in Relationship
    Oct 18, 2016
    Accountability in Relationship
    In this message, Pastor Richard takes us to 1 Timothy 3 to look at the qualifications for the office of deacon.
  • Sep 26, 2016Walking through the Crosshairs
    Sep 26, 2016
    Walking through the Crosshairs
    In this message, Pastor Richard takes us to 2 Samuel to show us how relationships can be affected by outside influences.
  • Sep 12, 2016Playing the Game
    Sep 12, 2016
    Playing the Game
    In this final message in Discipleship Training Camp, Pastor Richard gives us advice for when we play the game.
  • Sep 6, 2016Offensive Training
    Sep 6, 2016
    Offensive Training
    In this message, Pastor Richard offers up some offensive tips for Disciple making.
  • Aug 29, 2016Defensive Training
    Aug 29, 2016
    Defensive Training
    In this sermon, Pastor Richard walks us through some defensive techniques to combat the attacks of the enemy.
  • Aug 22, 2016Camp Basics
    Aug 22, 2016
    Camp Basics
    In this sermon, Pastor Richard gives us some Camp Basics from Acts 2.
  • Aug 15, 2016Passing the Baton
    Aug 15, 2016
    Passing the Baton
    From Acts 1, Pastor Richard shows us the "passing of the baton" from Jesus to the disciples.
If you would like more information about, or to request copies of sermons not listed, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.
First Baptist Church Dunlap
12 Church St
PO Box 126
Dunlap, TN 37327
(423) 949-2441
Pastor-Richard Rea
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Associate Pastor-Josh Coffman
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