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We are a welcoming people, committed to discipleship, and impacting a world for Jesus Christ.


At First Baptist Church Murfreesboro we are a Christ-centered, welcoming congregation committed to encouraging a faith building personal and worship experience with God through Christian discipleship- incorporating teaching, evangelism, fellowship, ministry, and missions that will effectively impact the body of Christ and community.


The vision of FBC is to be an oasis of dynamic love, discipleship and worship while
significant impact in the Body of Christ and Community.


High-Quality Worship
Creating a space for dynamic personal worship encounters with Jesus Christ.
Five-Star Hospitality
Providing exceptional consideration and care to those that we serve.
Character-Building Discipleship
Encouraging personal transformation through biblical training and study.
Community Impact
Sharing the love of Jesus through supporting and serving our community


Witness Encounter Impact: WE IMPACT
Acts 2: 41-47
So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people were added to them. And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.
Then fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles.  Now all the believers were together and held all things in common.  They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need.  Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple complex, and broke bread from house to house.  They ate their food with a joyful and humble attitude, praising God and having favor with all the people.  And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved.



James Milton McCarroll, Jr. is currently the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro,TN.  A Nashville, TN native, he received the Bachelors of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting in 1999. He also received a Master of Divinity Degree from the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in 2003.

He was licensed to preach and ordained to the Christian Ministry at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. James C. Turner, Sr. is the pastor. He has since dedicated his life to bringing the message of faith, hope, and love in God through Jesus Christ.

Since his arrival to First Baptist Church in 2006, God has used Pastor McCarroll to bring about a revival in the congregational life to harvest a greater community impact. Led by the power of the Spirit of God, First Baptist Church has witnessed numerical, organizational, and—most importantly—spiritual growth. With a heart for the community, he has not only served on numerous boards but guided the church to give back to the local and global community through over $800,000 of donations and support.

He is the creator of “GARDENTALKS,” a weekly motivational broadcast that reaches thousands of homes by using gardening principles as metaphors for building healthy and productive lives. He is the author of ten books including the best-seller “#GARDENTALKS: 50 Lessons for Productive Living.” He is also a music writer and book publisher. His non-profit, Holy Impact Movement, supports individuals who sense a call to internationalmission work.

Pastor McCarroll has been blessed to teach and preach at numerous venues across the country, as well as internationally. Such venues include conferences, conventions, revivals, and retreats. His desire for those to whom he ministers to experience the fullness of their Christian possibility has caused him to approach ministry with sensitivity toward the holistic need for the faith, hope, and love required to encounter the promises and power that rests within a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. To this end Pastor McCarroll endeavors to impact the world for Jesus Christ through the communication and application of the Word of God.


Phyllis Johnson/Rose Tolton
Youth Directors

Renee' Barker
Director of Operation

James Beach
Chairman of Trustees

Reginald Webb
Vice Chairman of Trustees

Don Stewart
Chairman of Deacons

Warren Russell
Chairman of Financial Forecast

Felicia Johnson-Mayfield

Tunisia Scott
Director of Communications

Shirley Gaines
President of Mother's Board

Paula Jones
Director of Worship

Arleen Mitchell
Church Clerk

Shannon Westfield
Director of Hospitality

Xaviery Story

Quintin Coleman
Minister of Music

KaSteesha Cosby
Pastor's Assistant

Harold Moore
Director of Christian Education


Lucinda Byrd
Angela Cox
Tamara Crutcher
Arlene Ezell
Annette Gaines-Glimps
Keisha Gilmore
Natasha Glover
William Golson
Tawana Johnson
Tylan Johnson
Paula Jones
Gene Magee
Pamela Magee
Cheryl Mitchell
Don Mitchell
Edward Robinson
Marcus Shaw
G. Earl Singleton
Chandra Story
Christopher Taylor
Wesley Thomas

Brenda Walton
Wayne Walton
Christopher Williams
Taffiney Williams


Carlos Black
Craig Hopkins
Don Stewart
Earnest Gavin
Farrell Joshua
Issac Walker
Jeffrey Walker
Jermaine Simmons  

Jerome Drake
Joe Herbert
E J Roach
Warren Russell
Clay Mayfield  
Antwan Buchanan
Ben Hurd
Cecil Risby

Clarence Rodgers
Curtis Gaines
Kenneth Mclin
Kenyatta Pumphrey
Marvin Richardson
Michael Tillage
Michael Barker
Mount Williams

Robert White
Samuel Lyons
Stanley Murry
Troi Bailey
Walter Harris
YT Vaughn


James Beach
Reginald Webb
Dr. Alphonse Carter
Lamar Dixon

Dr. Bichaka Fayissa
Gregory Garrett
Doris Sanders
Billy Sellars

Atty. Brigette Tubbs
McKinley Tuckson