• Letter from dr turner regarding church restart

    Dear Church Family,

         We are in a time of uncertainty, and we are grateful that God is an unchanging God and that He has given us an unchanging Scripture to guide us and an unchanging Holy Spirit to abide with us.

         It is time to consider a resumption of worship services. Your church staff members and I have prayed about this and looked forward to the time when we can reassemble as a church. We recognize that not all our members will be able to gather at this time and we are praying that God will hasten the time when we can all be together.

         We have considered various approaches to a restart. It is unusual for a Pastor to say that there are people that we encourage not to attend as we begin to gather for worship again. If you are ill, if you are elderly, if you have a medical conditions that puts you at risk for the virus, if you have children and are concerned with their risk of infection, if you are uncomfortable with the idea of returning to church at this time for any reason, or if you would attend only because you feel a sense of guilt in not attending, we encourage you to wait until a more safe time to begin to attend.

         On May 31, we will begin to “re-start” our worship together, but there will be some changes to our normal approach to worship.

    1. Sunday School will not meet on campus at 9:15 as it did before the disruption of services. Those classes meeting online should continue to do so, and those who have made other arrangements to meet should also continue as they see fit and feel comfortable.

    2. There will be no nursery.

    3. The doors of the church will be propped open prior to the beginning of the service.

    4. There will be no offering plates passed; we will provide a way to give at all entrances to the sanctuary. Online giving is still an option.

    5. There will be no bulletins, so bring a pad if you want to take notes.

    6. The ushers will not greet you with a hug or a handshake.

    7. There will be no choir.

    8. All pew tops and door handles will be sanitized.

    9. There will be no official congregational greeting time.

    10. Available pews will be marked in six-foot increments. When choosing a place to sit, please think about your proximity to others. Both your comfort and safety and theirs should be considered.

    11. There will be hand sanitizer at each entrance and exit to the sanctuary.

    12. You should wear a mask if you are comfortable doing so.

    13. An invitation will be offered. We will gladly receive you or you can set up a time to meet with a staff member during the week.

    14. We will continue to “live-stream” the worship service for those who wish to worship at home.

         I cannot stress too strongly that if you are in a high risk group for the virus, if you are ill, if you have small children, if you are uncomfortable for any reason in attending, please, please do not attend.

    If we need to make changes to the services, we will make them on a week to week basis, informing you as we make them. Additionally, a team has been assembled to help plan a celebration service as we return to worshiping together. This celebration service will occur when attendance levels can return to “pre-Covid 19” levels.

         God has been faithful to us in these difficult times. We are more dependent on Him, our prayer lives are stronger, and we have had fewer distractions in our walks with Him. More importantly, His work and presence in our lives have become more precious to us. As we return to worship, and as we begin to make progress in the Intentional Interim process, this heightened sensitivity to Him will be a great asset to us. Pray for your church family, pray for me, and pray that you will continue to walk with the Lord as we move forward.

    In Him,

    Emil Turner

  • Church Schedule

    On May 31, we will begin to “re-start” our worship together, but there will be some changes to our normal approach to worship. Worship Service will begin at 10:30 am. This service will also be live streamed

    There will be no other activities on May 31.

    Each week a decision will be announced concerning future services.

    Live Stream Link: 

    Click here for the live stream.

  • online wednesday night prayer meeting

    FBC Camden offers an opportunity for you to participate in Prayer Meeting via Facebook Live on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. You may call your prayer request in during the live event by calling 432-7635. You may also share your prayer request by commenting on your device. Please do not share requests for others unless they have given you permission to share it publically on Facebook. 

    *The recording will be available until Thursday at  noon.

    If you have placed someone on the church’s Calendar of Concern, that name will not be mentioned unless you call the church office to give us permission.

    “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16 NLT

  • Ways to Connect with First Baptist Camden

    A reminder to stay connected and informed! We have listed important links below to keep you up-to-date and plugged in to First Baptist Camden. 

    Daily Devotions from FBC Ministry Staff: On our Facebook page every weekday morning, live at 7:30 am! https://tinyurl.com/fbccamdenfacebook

    Live Stream/Replay of Services: PLEASE WATCH OUR SUNDAY SERVICE VIA FACEBOOK LIVE https://tinyurl.com/fbccamdenfacebook or by visiting https://firstbaptistcamden.org/connect/worship-services

    A replay of our service will be available on our website following the broadcast. It will appear on our website and a social media post will be made when it is available.

    Online Giving: https://tinyurl.com/fbccamdenscgiving

    A NEW way to give your tithes and offerings!

    Text “GIVE” to 803- 232-7398. You will be asked to set up an account and then complete the steps to give a tithe and/or to Annie Armstrong

    Latest News Updates: https://firstbaptistcamden.org/whats-new

  • trustworthy Ladies Bible Study beginning May 6!

    We will begin our next Wednesday Morning Ladies Bible Study on May 6th at 10:00 am. Watch the trailer below of Lysa Terkheurst sharing about the study on trusting God. This is a perfect time in light of our current circumstances to learn to Trust God more!

    Click here for more information.


    If a meeting is needed, a conference call or a Zoom video meeting can be arranged. Contact the church office a week in advance.

  • phelps fund

    First Baptist members facing the financial challenges of a medical condition which requires special nursing or home care assistance can apply for limited funding for this assistance from the church’s Phelps Fund. Applications are available in the church office.

  • Send applications and resumes to fbcchildmin@firstbaptistcamden.org

  • SANCTUARY Flowers

    We have the followings dates available. If interested please click here for the online form or call the Church Office.


    June 14

    July 5, 26

    August 30

    September 6, 13, 20, 27

    October 4

    November 29

    December 27

  • VBS 2020

    JUNE 8-12

    9 AM - 12 PM


    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is just around the corner – June 8-12, from 9am -12pm.  

    We need lots of help. You don’t have to be available all day everyday to serve. Please email Mrs. Stephanie or sign up in the Welcome Center!




  • check back here for the latest information as to resuming Family night suppers

  • List Item

    Type the content for this list item here. This is just example text to show you what it will look like when you enter text content into this list item. Your unique, authentic, and appropriate text will be filled into this section. Once you click into this text area, you will see the filler text disappear.