Welcome & Service Hours


Welcome to the official website of First Baptist Church-West where we are about the business of "Making First Things First." Led by Dr. Ricky A. Woods, FBC-W is a thriving fellowship of Christians located five minutes west of uptown Charlotte.

Formed in 1867 by a group of former slaves who refused to sit in a segregated church balcony, First Baptist-West is the oldest, Black Baptist Church in Mecklenburg County. In recent years, FBC-W has become known throughout the community for its strong social conscience and its extensive outreach programs.

But also get to know us for our pastor's Bible-based preaching and teaching; our choirs' harmonic, soul-reviving songs; and our outstretched hands of welcome where we seek to know you by name. Note that there's no dress code--casual or dressy it's your choice.


Feel free to explore our website, sign the guestbook below with your questions or comments or contact us at  info@fbcwest.org and share in our many church activities. For directions, click HERE.

Our doors swing wide on welcome hinges.

In-Person Worship Services
Sundays @ 10am
Online Sermons


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