Whether you are brand new to church or you’ve been around church for a while, we want to say welcome! At First Southern, our goal is to create environments and experiences where you encounter God in many amazing ways. We hope you are inspired by the music, encouraged by the message, welcomed by an amazing community of people, and–best of all–know that GOD’S GRACE IS HERE!
Gathering Times 
Sunday Connection Groups: 9:15am
Sunday Worship: 10:30am
Sunday night classes and activities: 5:00pm
Wednesday night classes: 6:00pm

“We are at our best as a church when we are focused on reaching the lost in our city with the gospel of Christ, . . . when we are helping people grow in their faith and in their discovery of the wonder and majesty of God.”

Keith Burkhart Pastor
Keith Burkhart
Lead Pastor





When you come to First Southern, expect to be welcomed into a friendly, positive environment by people who are genuinely excited to see you. Services last about an hour and are filled with relevant, energetic music. 
Connection Groups help you build friendships. Click below to see a list of all our classes.





Kids love it here!  Age-specific lessons involve your child in learning more about Jesus. The First Southern team is committed to providing a clean environment that is fun and safe for your children while you enjoy the service.


Our Beliefs

First Southern Baptist Church has a long history as a community of people who love God, love their city and desire to be a relevant church with an outward focus where all are welcomed.
We believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and buried. On the third day, He rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal church, the inerrancy of God’s inspired Word, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the obedience of baptism symbolizing a crucified, buried and risen Savior, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Click HERE to see our full Belief Statement.


Click below to meet our staff