What to Expect at BFBC

First-time guests often have lots of great questions.  Here are answers to a few of the most popular ones.

Where Should I Park?

Premium guest parking is located near the worship center off of East 5th street, right next to the drop off circle.  During our Growing Forward construction, this may temporarily be unavailable. If so, there are also large parking lots off of Cherokee and Osage for your convenience.

How Should I Dress?

Our church welcomes guests from all different walks of life. Just be comfortable and tasteful, whether in jeans and a T-shirt, or a suit or dress.

Where Should I Take My Children?

Our preschool ministry (6 weeks-preschool), Children's Ministry (K-6) and Young & Free Student Ministry all have dedicated space to welcome your children.  Signs are posted all over campus to guide you to each location, but during our Growing Forward renovation project, please feel free to stop at our Welcome Kiosk so our Hospitality Team can help you find your way through the potential construction maze.

Where Do I Sit in the Worship Center?

There are no assigned seats, so sit where you like.  At each entrance, you'll be welcomed by greeters who would be happy to help you find a comfortable seat.  Our two large screens that display announcements, song lyrics and videos can been seen from anywhere in the worship center.

What's being done in response to COVID-19?

We are following CDC and local guidelines to keep everyone as safe as possible.  High traffic areas are regularly cleaned, hand sanitizer is available and every other pew is roped off to encourage social distancing.  We have also taken additional precautions to reduce possible transmission: beverage service in the foyer is suspended, the paper bulletin has been replaced by the BFBC app, offerings are taken at the door or through online giving and for high risk members and guests who choose to worship with us on campus, there is an optional dedicated "masks only" section in the balcony.  Services are also available via livestream and in-app.

What If I Have Hearing Issues?

Hearing amplification headphones are available from the Welcome Kiosk in both worship services for anyone to use. Sign language translation is also available on the far left side of the worship center near the front in the 8:30 a.m. service.

What's the Music Like?

We love to worship God and we know that everyone has different tastes in music. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where everyone can worship together.  First Baptist has two worship options: The 8:30 a.m. service features a choir and orchestra and is more traditional.  The 11:00 a.m. service offers more contemporary music led by the band and worship team. No matter the style of worship, all our members have the same heart to share the love of Jesus with others.

Is the Preaching the Same in Both Services?

Both services feature the same biblically-based message which can also be watched live (or later) from our website.

How Long Does the Service Last?

Each service lasts about one hour total.

How Can I Get Connected?

We have groups by age and gender, life stage, for encouragement, for moms, for the recovering, for discipleship, for service and so much more.  Please check out the opportunities for deeper connection and spiritual growth under the Small Groups tab in the header.

What Are the People at BFBC Like?

We're a multi-generational-all-walks-of-life people united by the hope and faith we have in Jesus Christ. We strive to be passionate, obedient followers of Christ and we like to have fun, too!

We Welcome You Here

As you are reading this, you may wonder if First Baptist is the right place for you.  We hope you'll come for a visit, meet us in person and give us the opportunity to make you feel at home in a safe, comfortable place where you can grow spiritually.

If you have any questions, please complete the form below or call the church office at (918) 336-6172.

We look forward to having you with us!

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Office Hours

Monday 8-12 & 1-5

Tuesday 8-12 & 1-5

Wednesday 8-12 & 1-5

Thursday 8-12 & 1-5

Friday 8-12


405 South Cherokee

Bartlesville, OK 74003


(918) 336-6172


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