---Visitor Information

 Here at First Baptist Harrison, we believe in creating an exceptional experience for our guests. If you are planning your first visit, we would love to answer any questions you may have. Let us know the date and our staff will go above and beyond to make your visit to welcome you

 
Service Times & Directions

“Unified” Worship – 10:00am in the Worship Center

Our goal it to use music to craft a worship experience that unifies us with God and each other.

Check the Current Events to see what is happening this week.

 
Parking
First Baptist Church of Harrison is surrounded by easily accessible parking spaces. Spaces for guests are reserved on the middle lot, easily accessible to the main entry. 
 
Where to Go
As you enter the building, one of the first things you’ll notice is our Welcome Desk. Our friendly folks at the desk will answer any questions you may have and direct you where you need to go
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What to Wear

No matter what your personal style, you’ll be comfortable at First Baptist of Harrison. If you prefer dressy, business, or casual attire, chances are there will be others dressed much like you no matter when you visit. Sure, Sunday mornings are a time some prefer to dress up a bit, but even if jeans are more your style, you’ll be right at home with us. Naturally, Sunday and Wednesday evenings are slightly more casual than Sunday morning, but dress up for these if you prefer.

Preschoolers and children learn while they play. We encourage hands on play so that children are learning through all their senses. Painting and other “messy” activities are also encouraged, so use your own judgment about how dressed up your child is while at church.

Our Middle and High School students usually dress casually on Sunday and Wednesday evenings because games and sporting events are often held outside and sometimes involve getting messy.

 
What about Kids

A loving and safe environment us provided for your kids so that you can relax and focus on worship and Bible study.

Nursery/Preschool

Our younger children participate in Bible study on Sunday mornings and continue with and extended session through the Sunday morning worship.

We provide childcare for the children during Sunday evening worship services, Wednesday night services and choir practice for the ages of birth through 4 years old.

Children

Our Children are provided with age appropriate worship services, Bible studies, discipleship training, music and arts opportunities and recreation. They get to fellowship with their peers and have fun.

Students

Our Jr. and Sr. High students have their own area to hang out before they break into small groups for Sunday morning Bible study.

Sunday evenings they will meet in their own discipleship time.

Their Wednesday night gathering is student led with their own band in the youth facility – ROC 220.

 
After the Service
The pastor would love to meet you! Pastor Rob is available in the foyer after worship every Sunday morning to personally greet our guests. We ask that you take a moment to stop and say hello.

We also request that on your visit you take the time to fill out the Guest Registration Form so we can contact you by letter or by email if you prefer.

 

If you would like a more in-depth visit with the Pastor, please call the church office to set up a time for a personal visit or phone call. The church office is available Monday – Thursday from 8:300AM – 4:30PM. and Friday from 8:30 am to noon.

 

 

FBC Harrison – the Origin Story

 

We are so glad you are here and we are excited for this opportunity to share just a little of our church history with you! Let’s start with how it all began… 


First Baptist Church of Harrison was founded on August 30, 1890.  The Crooked Creek Association, now known as North Arkansas Baptist Association or NABA, organized a revival led by the noted evangelist, William Evander Penn. At the close of that revival, the idea for our new church was born. The first church building was constructed near Harrison Square, on the corner of Rush and Willow, and was visible from all over the downtown portion of Harrison, and on May 22, 1892 we held the first service in our new home!  (Fun trivia fact! The walnut pulpit, which is currently used in our sanctuary, is believed to be a pulpit from the original church building).


As the town began to grow, so did the church, and so a need arose for a new church location.  The trustees found a parcel of land at the corner of Vine (now Main) and Ridge and purchased it from Mary E. Connerly for the sum of $2,500.  Soon the church was occupying its second home, a building called the Tabernacle, which was built to be a temporary house of worship.  Then in 1929, a completely new structure began.  The new facility, which took many years to pay off due to the depression, would be the home of the church for the next 50 years!  In 1977, new exciting things were in the works!  As FBC Harrison outgrew their location again, 30 acres of land were purchased for a new home.  After much hard work and sacrificial contributions from many, a $1,100,000 facility was completed and dedicated in 1979. This is the location we are still blessed to call home today.


In 2002, with the vision of reaching more people for God, the church began construction on a Recreational Outreach Center (The ROC).  This center, plus new church offices, a remodeled nursery area, and completely updated sanctuary, provided modern facilities and we are proud to say that God provided and the church was completely debt free by the end of 2007.  


At FBC Harrison, we are thankful for the journey God has led us on, not only in our own church, but also in the community. FBC Harrison believes in carrying out the great commision: expanding God’s Kingdom, both inside our church as well as through missions. Now that you know the history of FBC, here are some great things that went on in the community alongside the growth of our church.  In the 1940’s when the need for another church in the area arose, FBC Harrison played a major part in developing what would later become Eagle Heights Baptist Church.  Then, in 1954, FBC Harrison started another Baptist mission called the Gordon Street Mission that later became Emmanuel Baptist Church.  And in 1971, FBC stepped up to help establish the Western Grove Mission.  Missions are at the heart of this long standing church and FBC Harrison continues that calling today.


First Baptist Church Harrison is currently the church home for hundreds of people and we are excitedly continuing to spread the gospel to even more, both home and abroad! Thanks for spending time with us today!