Our Church

The First Baptist Church of Polkville was founded on July 9, 1854  on 2 acres of land in Smith County, with 29 people. Our first pastor was Elder John Baugh. In our first year, we gave $3 to the Mt. Pisgah Association, while the Association gave the following:

  • $2.90 to domestic missions
  • $.50 to foreign missions
  • $1.50 to Indian missions
  • $2.50 to I.J. Roberts, missionary to China

In the first few decades, we built several buildings and began to slowly grow and reach the Polkville community. In 1887, the church changed its name to Beulah Baptist Church and built a new building two years later, in 1889. It would remain Buelah Baptist until 1958. In this year, the church was renamed First Baptist Church of Polkville and we dedicated our pastorium, which is still used today.

Our church has a rich history of serving the community and utilizing its resources to support local, domestic, and foreign missions. We are a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and adhere to The Baptist Faith and Message.