Our Purpose and History
Our purpose has been clearly spelled out by the scripture and we have broken it down into 5 key areas. FBC at the Village exists:
1. To celebrate God's presence (worship)
2. To demonstrate God's love (ministry)
3. To communicate God's word (evangelism)
4. To incorporate God's family (fellowship)
5. To educate God's people (discipleship)
We believe that a great commitment to the great commandment and the great commission will grow a great church.
The Great Commandment: "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus said to him, "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 22:36-40 (NKJV)
The Great Commission: "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen Matthew 28:19-20
FBC Old Hickory at the Village has a very rich history.
First Baptist Church Old Hickory, was founded in 1924, the church grew rapidly meeting the needs of the people in the Old Hickory Village. The Dupont plant provided jobs, housing, stores and everything a person could need except for a church and FBC was in the perfect place to meet the spiritual needs of the community. Over the years FBC helped to start eight other churches in the Old Hickory/Lakewood area. One of those churches was Temple Baptist Church of Lakewood.
In 2000 a new church began from Temple Baptist Church meeting at Madison Elementary School called North Pointe Community Church. Over the next 14 years NPCC grew and relocated to a rented facility in the Village. In January 2015, the two congregations got together and FBC allowed NPCC to use a part of their facilities. A friendship and mutual vision for the Village was shared and in only a few months the two congregations came together as one.