About Us

Our Mission

Our reason for being is to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To do this, we teach His Word, reach out to the world with His Gospel and seek to advance His Kingdom.


Blake grew up most of his life in Savannah, GA where he was blessed to have been raised in a family that attended a gospel-preaching church regularly. It was at 13 years of age that he believed the gospel at an evangelistic meeting and began to follow Jesus Christ. When he was 21 years old, he began working with his father in the commercial cleaning industry doing everything from customer service, management, finances, and cleaning. In the providence of God, it was in 2007 when he met his wife Julie while on vacation in the Bahamas and 11 months later got married. While still working in the cleaning business, in 2012 he also began his pastoral ministry at Quacco Baptist Church in Savannah. After attending a Weekender and meeting Mark Dever, it was 3 years later that he participated in the Fall 2015 Pastoral Internship program at CHBC before going on staff as a Senior Pastoral Assistant. After spending 4 1/2 years on staff at Capital Hill, Blake was called as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Fort Smith. The calling was confirmed by the FBC church family on October 13. 2019. Blake will be installed as the senior pastor on January 5, 2020. Blake and Julie have three beautiful children, Noah, Avery, and Titus.

What We Believe

✚ There is one God — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit who exist in unity and as three distinct persons.

✚ Jesus Christ is God’s only Son, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for the sins of mankind, was buried, rose again, ascended into Heaven and who will return to Earth one day.

✚ The Holy Spirit works to reveal Christ, to convict people of their sins and lead them to repentance, to give comfort and to guide believers.

✚ The Bible is God’s perfect Holy Word. It has no errors and is the authority for life.

✚ God made all people in His image. Because of Adam’s sin, all people are sinners and need salvation.

✚ Salvation is a gift from God through faith and cannot be earned. Everyone who accepts the gift will spend eternity in Heaven. Everyone who rejects it will spend eternity in Hell.

✚ Baptism by immersion after salvation is done in obedience to Jesus’ command.

✚ All believers have access to God through Jesus.

✚ The church is a local body of believers with Jesus as its head.

Service Times

Sunday Services

10:30am & 6:00pm

Small Group Bible Study


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