Get ready to play with purpose.

Building strong, healthy communities for those who go to church, and those who don’t, requires spending time forming and strengthening relationships. Augment your studies and groups by participating in exciting and healthy exercise and play for everyone.

Upward Flag Football

Coming to the Family Life Center this spring, Upward Flag Football is the best sports experience your kids may ever have.
Register for Upward Flag Football!

January 22
Tennessee Conceal Carry Class
January 22 – January 23
Main Campus

Take a two-night State of Tennessee Conceal Carry Class as part of the Recreation Ministry at First Baptist Cleveland. Requires pre-class permit.

February 15
Men’s Wild Hog Hunt Retreat
February 15 – February 18
Main Campus

The Men’s Wild Hog Hunt Retreat is now set for February 15 – 18, 2018 near Waycross, GA and Okefenokee Swamp. Register soon as only 10 spots are available.

February 17
Hunter Education Field Day
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Main Campus

Participate in a TWRA Hunter Education Field Day Class at the Main Campus. The online course must first be completed in order to register for this class.

February 24
Winter Quail Hunt

Main Campus

Join the only Winter Quail Hunt day of the year! Choose a morning or afternoon hunt. Hunt registration packets are available at the Family Life Center.

March 6
Hunter Education Classroom Course
March 6 – March 10
Main Campus

Participate in a TWRA Hunter Education Classroom Course on March 6-10 at the Main Campus. Participants must be 9 years of age or older to register.

April 19
Gulf of Mexico Fishing Retreat
April 19 – April 22

This retreat in Apalachicola, FL will feature a 3 night stay and 2 days of fishing including boat, fuel, bait, carpool travel, and license. Register today!

Men's Morning Exercise

Come out to the Family Life Center Fitness Room and get in your exercise to start the day!

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
6:00am – 7:15am

Ladies' Step Class

Kick start your day and get physically invigorated in the Backyard on the main campus.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00am – 10:00am


Join in the gym each week for a game that combines paddle skill, physical agility & response, a whiffle ball, and a small court like tennis.

Beginner & Intermediate
Tuesdays, 9:00am – 11:30am

Beginners (Learn to Play)
Thursdays, 8:00am – 10:30am

Read the Rules

Ladies Aerobics

Have fun with an exciting aerobic workout in the gym designed specifically for women.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Senior Aerobics

Have fun with an exciting aerobic workout in the Backyard at the main campus designed specifically for senior adults.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
10:00am – 11:00am

"Covering His World"
Quilting with a Purpose

Come and join as we laugh, learn, and have fun piecing together.

First Thursday of each month
Join Anytime, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Ministry Leader: Sarah Bounds (423.715.5392)

Scrapbooking Class

All are welcome to work together in sharing ideas and possibilities through the avenue of scrapbooking.

First Friday of each month
Join Anytime, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Ministry Leader: Paula Pierce (706.264.5841)

"Stitches of Love"

Anyone desiring to learn or advance skills in crochet, knitting, embroidery, hardanger etc. is welcome!

Second Thursday of each month
9:00am – 11:30am

Contact: Ruth Beeler (423.478.1374)
Contact: Nita Graves (423.715.2889)


Coed Church League Volleyball

Register as an individual or team in either the Recreation Division (Thursdays) or the Competitive Division (Tuesdays). Games begin January 9, 2018 and January 11, 2018 at 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm. Season ends on February 22, 2018.

Discover your center for physical and spiritual well-being.

The Family Life Center

The Family Life Center is the home base of activities for the entire family. Sitting on 40+ acres directly across the street from the Main Campus, the Family Life Center features play fields, exercise rooms, a gymnasium, and rentable equipment.


Monday6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
For fitness year beginning February 1, 2018
FBC Members$30
FBC Member Students & Seniors (55+)$15
Community Members$60
Community Students & Seniors (55+)$30

Many times we make plans to go into the mission field and we are not physically prepared to do what is needed and required by those we are assisting. In your experience, you may be walking for miles, enduring times of heat, faced with uneven terrain, late hours, and other possible physical demands.

At the FBC Recreation Wellness Ministry, we have taken this concern to heart and we want to help. As you plan for your next mission adventure, we want you to be God’s best for your service to Him and those you will be ministering too.

So this is what we have done…If you are a First Baptist Member and taking a soon-to-come mission trip, we are offering to you a free trial membership to the Wellness Ministry Fitness Room at the Recreation Ministry Facility.

This trial begins as soon as the mission trip is confirmed on the Church calendar and the ministry leader sends us a list of those attending. You will need to come and fill out the Faith-Fitness-Mission Enrollment Card before you can begin.

This fitness room trial ends upon the start date of your mission trip. However, we would love to hear your story and for you to join with a Fitness Room Membership upon your return. Sounds good? Come join us.

Rev. Rusty Asble

Sunday2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
MondayNoon – 5:00pm & 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
TuesdayNoon – 5:00 PM
WednesdayNoon – 5:00 PM
ThursdayNoon – 5:00 PM
Thursday Family Dinner & Swim6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
FridayNoon – 5:00 PM
SaturdayNoon – 5:00 PM

  • Fitness & Exercise Room

    Get an annual membership to the Family Life Center Fitness Room at lower rates than most gym memberships and with the additional benefits of exercising in a positive Christian environment. See Rates and Download Forms

  • Outdoor Pool & Swimming Lessons

    Enjoy the outdoor pool during the hottest months, May 28 through September 5, with an easy and inexpensive pool membership, or schedule swimming lessons for your children during June and July. Get in touch and get a pool membership!

  • Sporting Leagues

    Experience teamwork and competition in one of the available church sporting leagues for adults and kids! Leagues are available for basketball, soccer, softball, indoor volleyball, and pick-up flag football.

  • Facility & Equipment Rental

    The gym, pool, and fields are available to use for personal events such as birthday parties, corporate gatherings, and school events. Sporting equipment such as GPS units, mountain bikes, and even large charcoal grills are available for rental. Download Rental Information Packet

Experience the Cherokee National Forrest.

Camp Cherokee on Lake Ocoee

Located in the Cherokee National Forrest on Parksville Lake, Camp Cherokee is a 50-acre rustic setting with closed and open-air cabins, a large pavillion and dining hall, industrial kitchen and sports play areas.

A vision of former pastor Marvin Gibson and the First Baptist Cleveland church family, Camp Cherokee became a part of the church in 1977. It has become a dearly loved place for meeting with The Lord right in His creation.

Each year, Camp Cherokee hosts church groups from across the southeast for special events including family reunions and overnight stays. Camp Cherokee is a seasonal camp with availabilities between May and October.