Missions Control

Missions Control is a monthly prayer time for missionaries. We meet on the 4th Sunday of every month after the 10:30 service in room A-100 right next to the 316 Center. If you would like more information about this prayer time please connect with our Missions Pastor, Brian Proctor.


Local Missions

  • Builders for Christ

    Share his love with folks in our community who need work done on their homes, such as construction of ramps, minor carpentry, and yard work. For more information, please reach out to John Roach.


  • Crosswalk After School Ministry

    "90-minute missionaries" connect with students Tuesdays and Thursdays in a variety of ways, including Scripture memory and mentoring. For more information, please reach out to Drew Gilbert.


  • E.S.L. (English as a Second Language)

    Volunteer teachers assist adults who want to learn and improve language abilities while sharing the gospel message. Classes meet Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information, please reach out to Barbara Mang.


  • F.IS.H. (Forgiven, I Serve Him)

    F.IS.H. ministers in a number of settings to those who are sometimes forgotten. These volunteers regularly visit children's homes, prisons, and serve the disabled. For more information, please reach out to Bill Beal.


  • Love's Kitchen

    Each week volunteers provide a hot meal, clothing, and groceries to those in need; prayer and friendly conversation are also means by which God's love is made known. For more information, please reach out to Dave Gerhardt.


  • Ministry to Fostering Families

    Opportunities for individuals and groups/classes to serve those in our community who foster, from home repair to collecting needed items to mentoring and child-care. For more information, please reach out to Brian Proctor.


  • Sew Blessed Quilt Ministry & Prayer Shawl Ministry

    All ages and skill levels are welcome! These groups meet each week and make beautiful items for people in our community who need a tangible witness of God's love. For more information, please reach out to Jenny Creer.


  • Women on Mission (WOM)

    In addition to monthly small group and organizational meetings which support our missionaries, WOM undertakes a strategic ministry project each month. These projects reach many with the hope of the gospel locally and abroad. For more information, please reach out to Laverne Pace.


Local Partners


Abba's House

Habitat for Humanity

Rescue Mission

Prison Ministry


Open Arms

Salvation Army

Store House

Regional and National Partnerships

To get involved in these partnerships, email our Missions Pastor, Brian Proctor.


  • Coalfields of West Virginia

    Help us partner with a local church and come alongside believers as they lift up Jesus and love people in their community.   Dates of trips to be determined.  Watch for info in the FOCUS and bulletin announcements.

  • Coalfields of Kentucky

    Senior adult trip to Bear Branch, Big Creek Missions Camp in May.

  • New England

    Per capita the least evangelized region in the United States.  F.B.C. will take a summer trip to South Boston (Holbrook) where we will partner with Brookville Bible Church.  Youth and adults are needed to serve alongside this congregation to do V.B.S. and music/sports camp.

  • Serve N.C.

    Serve N.C. is a new initiative for Baptist churches to roll up our sleeves and work in our communities.  As we serve, we will find open doors to share our hope in Christ!  (one week next Summer).

  • Disaster Relief

    As always, we will be prepared to respond in a crisis.  Please contact John Roach (mandjroach@yahoo.com) to hear more about how we share hope during recovery and rebuild efforts.

International Opportunities

2023-2024 International Partnerships

If you would like more information about our international partnerships, please reach out to our Missions Pastor, Brian Proctor.


  • Japan

    Entry/evangelism project in Summer of 2024. Be part of our first engagement in Japan, which is one of the largest un-reached peoples in the world (Less than 2% of its 125 million are Christian). We will work with I.M.B. personnel to conduct English language outreach in Osaka. God willing, this will be the first of many such trips, and in the future we hope to work alongside Grayson and Abby Marshall in Yokohama.

  • Central Asia

    Missionary care in Summer 2024. Our missionaries need to be encouraged! This team will serve I.M.B. personnel in Central Asia through providing childcare and V.B.S. for their children during a week-long meeting. Our missionary kids love when teams come from the States.

  • Haiti

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  • Cuba

    We hope to return to work with local believers in our N.C. Baptists on Mission partnership with Cuban Baptist Association. Please ask about a construction and evangelism trip December 2024.

  • Honduras

    In Honduras we can cooperate with on-going ministries which are reaching people through community development, medical care, and education/vocational training. 

    • Adam’s Kids is changing the lives of young people and giving them not only hope for better career opportunities, but more importantly giving them new life in Christ. If you have a skill or trade you can teach to others, please contact Carl Hill at ncchill@bellsouth.net for more information.
    • Christian Community of Honduras is getting the gospel into villages through projects like the Gospel Stove. By meeting basic needs, we win the right to be heard. Email Mark Searcy (searcy4Christ@yahoo.com) to find out dates for Summer 2024.
  • Czech Republic

    In 2024 we hope to make one or more trips to start a partnership with I.M.B. personnel. The focus will be on  Summer English camps and outreach to young adults.  

  • Unreached People Group of Central Asia

    While it is difficult to go to countries where this people live, we can show Jesus’ love to refugees who live right here in Western North Carolina. Women are especially needed. If you would like more information about how to pray for this people group and connect with them through practical ministries, please let Brian know.

Our SBC Cooperating Organizations

Missions at First Baptist is rooted in our identity as a Southern Baptist church.

First Baptist is one of thousands of churches which participates in the Cooperative Program. We give 10% of our general offerings to support the missions and ministries of both the N.C. Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Convention.

  • Carolina Baptist Association

    F.B.C. unites with other Southern Baptist churches in Henderson County. As part of the Carolina Baptist Association, we are part of a great network of like-minded churches which lifts up Jesus and loves people.


  • N.C. Baptists on Mission

    We are involved in our state convention’s programs and emphases through our offerings and joining in projects and trips. N.C. Baptists work in a variety of settings, from regional disaster relief efforts to international partnerships in several countries.


  • North American Mission Board

    This national organization provides the means for Southern Baptists to plant churches and meet needs all over the country. First Baptist is proud to cooperate in various ways and give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering each year.


  • International Mission Board

    As Southern Baptists, we are able to partner with the I.M.B. to send and support thousands of missionaries around the world. Like the offering for North American missions, 100% of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering keeps our personnel on the field.


  • SendRelief (N.A.M.B. + I.M.B.)

    SendRelief demonstrates God’s love in numerous ways to those who need help. Donations go directly to S.B.C. missionaries in the States and around the world who share the gospel in word and deed through human needs projects.