Coronavirus Updates

Information regarding COVID-19
As the coronavirus COVID-19 begins to impact local communities, the team at First Baptist Cleveland will closely monitor its effects and provide updates for church members and guests.
This page was last updated on June 4, 2020 at 8:46am.

Capacity-Limited Sunday Worship Services

In order to attend a capacity-limited service, your family must register ahead of time to reserve seats.

Sunday, June 7

9:00 am

Worship Center (500 people)
Closed

11:00 am

Worship Center (500 people)
Closed

1:30 pm

Worship Center (500 people)
Open

6:30 pm, Night of Worship

Worship Center (500 people)
Open
Registration for the services listed above will automatically close at 500 people. Filled services may display as open until this page is updated.
Pastor Jordan Easley explains the phased process of returning to in-person worship experiences at First Baptist Cleveland beginning Sunday, June 7, 2020.
You Asked for It: Message Series

You Asked for It

Message Series begins June 7
Pastor Jordan Easley will begin a new four week message series on Sunday, June 7 at the Main Campus and online. The You Asked for It message series will feature sermons and topics that are the most asked by you. You can submit your ideas and requests for message topics right now!
Submit Your Idea

Current Changes

A task force comprised of church staff and emergency management professionals is meeting regularly to assess updates and make recommendations for response, including developing contingencies for worship gatherings and other programming.

Sunday morning services will be available online only until Sunday, June 7. Beginning June 7, limited-capacity in-person services will be available by registration only. Online services will continue to be available.

There are no in-person Groups for the remainder of the summer of 2020.

In addition, we are also adding the following measures:
  • Everyone entering the building will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry.
  • Restroom capacity may be reduced to encourage proper social distancing.
  • Shuttles in the parking lot will not be running during this period.
  • The welcome time will be adjusted during worship services, and we suggest that handshaking not be done as we welcome each other.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of seats, bathrooms, and surfaces across campus will occur between all services.
  • Physical worship guides will not be available.
  • New hand sanitizer stations are located throughout campus.
  • Offering time during worship services will be adjusted, and there will be drop-off giving stations available around each venue.
  • Additionally, giving online is by far the easiest and safest way to give each Sunday and during the week and has recently become a simplified and more streamlined experience. Tap or click here to give online anytime.
  • Text to Give is also available every day. Text GIVE to 74784 to get started.
All domestic and international missions are being constantly evaluated using the guidelines of the State Department, The World Health Organization, and medical personnel.

Phased Restart Plan

Download the Phased Restart Plan PDF to learn more about resuming normal operations at First Baptist Cleveland.

Last updated April 27, 2020 at 9:00am

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Director of Building & Grounds, Bill Fairchild, explains recent steps to improve sanitation efforts on campus.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
2 Timothy 1:7 (CSB)

What You Can Do

First Baptist Cleveland worship services are streamed live every Sunday, and every message is available to watch and listen to anytime.

How You Can Pray

  • Pray for those affected by this virus. Pray that they would soon be healed.
  • Pray for a cure. Many are working around the clock to find a cure. Pray for these efforts.
  • Pray for everyone impacted by the chaos and the uncertainty that is resulting from this virus.
  • Pray that much would be made of Jesus in these days… and pray that the world would look to Him ‘in times of trouble’ and discover the hope we have in Him and through Him.

How to Receive Updates

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Check for updates on this page and firstbaptistcleveland.com from time to time.

Executive Team

Jordan Easley

Senior Pastor

Jeff Lovingood

Senior Associate Pastor

Bart Walker

Church Administrator

 

Related Team Members

Bill Fairchild

Building & Grounds

Dewey Woody

Security

Stephen Beasley

Media & Communications

 

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