First Place | New Session

Orientation for the next First Place session will be held May 13th at 6pm.  Come and be introduced to the Christ-centered weight loss and healthy living program!
The cost for new members is $90 which pays for the member’s kit and Bible study.  This session’s Bible study will be ‘A Better Way’.  Our world is full of contradictions.  We have amazing technology that can make our lives easier, yet we are more stressed and busier than previous generations.  We live in a country with great wealth and resources, yet poverty and homelessness are constant.  Outer beauty is valued more than inner beauty.  And even though we know more about healthy living and have more resources to make healthy choices than ever before, overweight and obesity rates continue to rise.  There is A BETTER WAY and that way is JESUS.

Returning members’ cost is $20.

Call the church office at 337-824-3271 for more information.

Egg My House

Egg My House

Get ready to be “egged” in the most egg-citing way! R.E.A.C.T of First Baptist Church in Jennings is spreading Easter joy by decorating yards on Easter’s Eve.

Picture this: Resurrection morning dawns, and your family’s yard is transformed into a colorful wonderland, covered with plastic eggs filled with all sorts of candies!

How to place an order:

→ Fill out the Egg My House Form

→Enclose your payment (Cash or Check) along with the form in an envelope, and either mail it or drop it off at the church office.

→Place your Order by: 03/28/24


$25 = 40 Eggs

$35 = 60 Eggs

$45 = 80 Eggs

$55 = 100 Eggs

(all proceeds go to REACT mission trips and projects)

Questions? Contact Ethan at

VBS 2024

Every day is an adventure at Breaker Rock Beach, from the morning waves crashing against the shore to evenings filled with bonfires and s’mores! Race along the sand with your brightly colored kite, join friends to make the most amazing sandcastle, or gaze in wonder at the mysteries found in a glimmering tide pool. As the crowds come and go and the tides ebb and flow, Breaker Rock rises majestically as a symbol of strength, standing firm against the force of wind and waves.

At Breaker Rock Beach, kids will learn to recognize the difference between what the world says is true and what God says is true. They’ll encounter five everyday sayings that sound right, but dangerously miss the truth found in God’s Word. Each day kids will be challenged to know that God’s truth never changes—even when it’s radically different from what some people say. They’ll discover that God does not want them to be conformed to this age, but to be transformed by the renewing of their minds so that they can discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).

PreK 4 - Kindergarten (Just Completed)  8:30am - 11:30am 

** PreK 4 kids must be 4 years old by June 24, 2024

1st - 6th Grade (Just Completed)  8:30am - 2pm 

VBS is free of charge! All kids will receive a snack; lunch provided for 1st - 6th graders.  Please inform us of any allergies or safety restrictions at registration.

Please note the dismissal time for PreK and Kindergarten will be at 11:30AM. 1st - 6th grade will dismiss at 2PM.

Arrival/Check-In will be at the Family Life Center. 

Dismissal will be at the horseshoe driveway on Curtis St. Please stay in your vehicle and follow the line.

Family Night will be Friday, June 28th at 6pm, in the sanctuary. Refreshments will follow in the gym.

VBS Scripture: Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

Motto: God's Truth Never Changes!

Senior Adult Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 19th | Luncheon
Guest Speaker Todd Burnaman, Director at Dry Creek Baptist Camp (Todd will give a report about the number of decisions made last year and the new buildings at the camp)

Tuesday, April 16th | Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Darrell Hieronymus, pastor at Roanoke Baptist Church

Tuesday, May 21st | Luncheon 
Guest Speaker: Tabitha Dugas Director of the Pregnancy Crisis Center (Tabitha will share plans about how the new Mobile Pregnancy Unit will be used in Jennings)

Friday, June 21st | Annual Fish Fry
Concert by the Crochet Family

Dry Creek Summer Camp

This camp offers a chance for boys and girls in grades 1–6 to be impacted by godly men & women through traditional camp activities and time in God’s word. The boys will be taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ while spending their days swimming, doing archery, riflery, and other recreation.  Girls will participate in fun camp activities include crafts, canoeing, and other rec, while re-focusing on God and His mission through worship services.

Girl’s Mission Camp | June 17-20, 2024

Speaker: Jasmine Hoychick
Worship: Port City Worship

Boy’s Mission Camp | July 1-4, 2024

Speaker: Thomas Bethke
Worship: Port City Worship

Deadline to Register: March 31


The cost for each camper to go to camp is $235. We will fundraise for camp but donations to fbcKids can always be made! We will ask each camper to pay a $50 deposit. Cash/checks can be brought to the church office.

What is the dress code?
Our goal and prayer is for God to be glorified in all areas of our ministry and for clothing not to become a distraction. We ask all campers to dress in a way to be a Christ-like example to others.

With this in mind, the following are examples of unacceptable attire: headwear during worship services, shorts shorter than mid-thigh, shorts/pants with writing on the rear, sleeveless shirts/tank tops/spaghetti straps/crop tops, sleepwear outside the dorm rooms, swimwear in the Dining Hall, leggings/yoga pants, inappropriate artwork, etc. Skirts and dresses should be no shorter than just above the knee. For the Challenge Course dress code, click here.

What should I bring?
Bring an expectant heart, a listening ear, and a positive attitude. Also bring your Bible, pillow, linens/blankets, towels, casual clothes, tennis shoes, toiletries, swim wear, flip flops/swim shoes. Please label EVERYTHING, even your Bible!

What should I leave at home?
Please leave all cell phones and music-playing devices at home. These items often cause distractions during worship or are lost during camp. Fireworks, firearms, knives, paint ball guns, water guns, shaving cream, skates and skateboards, tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, and non-prescription drugs are never permitted.

What about spending money?
The Snack Shack and the Camp Store will be open for campers! Pre-paid cards may be purchased for children’s camps. In addition, a love offering will be taken for various projects.

What should I do with my medications?
All medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be checked in with the camp nurse during registration. We stock common OTC medications, so there is no need to send these. Prescription medications must be in a pharmacy-labeled bottle that includes the child’s name and dosage. Please only send what is needed for camp, and remind your child to pick up the medication at first aid when camp ends!

Ladies Bible Study – Sermon on the Mount

A 9-Session Study by Jen Wilkin

In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right—a study on blessedness; a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer; a discussion of religious devotion, money, ambition, and relationships.

What if we navigated these three chapters in Matthew as they were originally heard? What if we read them as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about what it means to be a follower of Jesus?

This 9-session study will give you the opportunity to do just that. Come and learn from Jesus, just as His disciples did.