Life Events

Parent & Child Dedications

As Baptists, we baptize only believers, so we do not perform christenings or infant baptisms. However, we do invite a parent or parents to enter into a covenant with the church to give their children to the Lord and to rear them in faith. To make arrangements for such a dedication in one of the worship services, contact Rev. Kristen Koger, Pastor for Children and Families.


When a person is ready to make a commitment of her or his life to the Lordship of Christ, it is our privilege to baptize that believer into the Body of Christ, the church. To begin a conversation about baptism, contact one of the pastors.

grief support groups

Periodically we offer support groups for those who are grieving, including women and couples who are grieving the loss of a pregnancy through miscarriage. To be contacted when the next group begins, email Tommye Morris.

Funerals/Memorial Services at First Baptist Church of Decatur

At First Baptist Church, we are honored to assist you in remembering and celebrating the life of your loved one. We know this is a difficult time and we want to do all we can to make this significant service an occasion of worship and gratitude to God for the gift of life.