Our Pastor


Thank you for logging on to the official website for the First Baptist Church of Morganton, North Carolina, USA.

As you look through the information available here, I trust that you will get a sense of what a dedicated, diverse, and devout community of Christians First Baptist Church is. We come from all kinds of backgrounds and have all types of jobs, careers, and vocations. But we are united in our Spirit-empowered love of Jesus Christ, devotion to the Word of God, and service to humanity in His name locally and globally.

As you will see, the ministries and programs of First Baptist Church are numerous and varied. But the ultimate purpose of each one of them is to make disciples for Jesus Christ. At First Baptist Church, as our motto states, “Every Member is a Minister”!

Enjoy your exploration of our website. And please visit us personally if you have the opportunity. We would love to meet you, to hear your story, and to help you discover your own spiritual gifts. We would be honored if you would consider becoming part of this active, dynamic body of believers!

May God richly bless you!

Thomas A. Bland, Jr.
Senior Minister

Tom Bland