Mission Opportunities

Missions are a vital part of First Baptist Church and we believe everyone has gifts they can use in ministry. We have lots of ways for you to get involved in the church and engage in mission activities outside of the church!

To get more information about a ministry and get involved, contact Howie Hooper.

Trips and Mission Opportunities include: 

  • Victory Mission

  • Guatemala Mission Trip and other international and domestic trips.

  • Food Closet

  • Reading Buddies

  • Day of Service

  • and more!

Victory Mission

There are many ways to get involved with Victory Mission: Sunday School, Tuesday bible study, preparing/serving meals, mentoring, spiritual growth, life skills classes, transportation, and a scholarship program.


  • Chattahoochee Valley Jail Ministry (CVJM)

  • SafeHouse (Day Center)

  • Grace House (Men’s Residential Housing)

  • Trinity House (Women’s Residential Housing)

  • For additional information, contact Neil Richardson at nrichardson@columbusga.org.


Children’s Malnutrition Center, San Juan, Guatemala

One of our newest missional partners is the Children’s Malnutrition Center in San Juan, Guatemala.  Many of the people of Guatemala suffer from the effects of poverty, and among those who suffer most are the children.  One of the greatest needs caused by poverty is receiving proper and adequate nutrition   The Children’s Malnutrition Center provides temporary care to infants and young children who are severely malnourished.  Teams have provided love and care for these precious children and have assisted with maintenance and upkeep on the facility.

Food Closet

Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30AM. For information, contact Joe Waller.

Meals on Wheels

Monday - Friday, delivering prepared lunches to homebound individuals. For information or to serve, contact Joe Waller.

Partners In Education (PIE)

We sponsor or assist with various activities for students and faculty at Brewer Elementary School on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For information or to serve, contact Judy Whitt.

Valley Interfaith Promise (VIP)

Along with twelve other churches in the Columbus area, FBC provides housing and meals in one-week increments for homeless families in the VIP program. Volunteers provide evening meals, spend a few hours or overnight at the YAB with the families, mentor and help with homework. For more information about VIP visit: www.valleyinterfaithpromise.com.

Summer Mission TriPS

These vary from year to year. FBC youth travel across town and across the country for hands-on style opportunities to offer their gifts of leadership and caring expressed through VBS, backyard Bible clubs, minor construction and lots of noise. They make a huge impact by preparing for the mission and following through with the help of encouraging FBC adults.

Domestic Mission Trips

In years past, First Baptist members have participated in construction trip to Waco, Texas; Catherine, Alabama; and Lake Providence, Louisiana. Our 2017 team will return to Catherine, Alabama. This trip is tentatively scheduled for the spring. You don’t have to be a skilled builder to be a valuable member of the team. For more information, contact Lamar Caldwell.

Foreign Mission Trips

In 2017, First Baptist members traveled to Guatemala,  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua and LaFlorida, Peru.  In 2018,  groups have traveled to Columbia, Guatemala, and more.  If you haven’t been on a mission adventure, you need to keep you schedule open for one of these trips. For more information, contact Howie Hooper.


Guatemala Mission Team 2018