Nashville First Baptist Church


Nashville First Baptist Church

CATEGORIES: Baptist | History and Architecture Tour

Address

108 7th Ave S
Telephone: 615-664-6000

Hours

Sun Services: 8:15 am, 10:30 am
Sun Bible Study: 9:00 am
Full calendar of events listed online

Neighborhood

Downtown Core


Details

This building, designed by noted Nashville church architect Edwin Keeble in the late 1960s, is the fourth downtown home of Nashville's First Baptist Church, established in 1820. The congregation dedicated their current building on Easter Sunday, March 29, 1970. This building replaced a structure built in 1886, and although the congregation felt the need for a larger, more modern structure, the elaborate Gothic bell tower remained to symbolize the congregation's ties to its past. An artist's rendering of the 1886 building may be seen on the historical marker on the Broadway side of the church.