For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

Our motto is "Serving God ~ Serving Others"
If you would like a place to serve we can help you. We participate in variety of ministries that help our community and the world at large.  One such ministry is ministering to those in our community who cannot get out and about independently. There are monthly serves for those in our local care facilities as well as Meals on Wheels. We help those in need with our take and leave food box located by our front steps, our emergency food vouchers, and the Summer Lunch Program for kids. Operation Christmas Child is a favorite ministry as is the local Christmas is Caring which provides food for those in need and gifts for kids during the holidays. Another local ministry is our Wood-cutting Ministry which provided firewood for those in need during the winter months. Children's and Youth Ministries such as Vacation Bible School, Associational Church Camp, Sunday School, Children's Church, and Nursery are also quite popular. Our church also has a music ministry through our adult and kid's choirs.  If you like to travel, there is the Associational Partnership Missions trips,
Another ministry that is near and dear to our hearts is our participation in disaster relief efforts through the Missouri Disaster Relief Program. There are so many ways to give of oneself working in this particular ministry.
Contact us if you would like to learn more.

Volunteer Leaders

Regina ensor

Our administrative assistant will be happy to connect you with the appropriate ministry leaders. Mrs. Ensor handles much of the information which concerns ongoing ministries within the church as well as connections to ongoing ministries through the
Crossroads Baptist Association.

Rev. Wesley Hammond

As Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Paris, Pastor Hammond is an unending source of information and help for those wishing to serve. He is also heavily involved with Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief and has many suggestions on how to serve in that regard. Some of our ministries require a recommendation from the pastor, so he is a great person to get to know.  

Serve in our church

Use your unique gifts to help build the Kingdom.

If you would like to serve in or with our church click on the link below and let us know where you would like
to serve.  Many of our ministries require things like background checks and pastor referrals. We can help you with those things.  

Volunteer FAQ

How do I volunteer?

Volunteer in our church is pretty simple. Let us know how you would feel led to serve and the staff in in church office will help you get connected to the folks who can help your endeavor run smoother. Click the "Sign Up to Serve" button above.

How do I volunteer with kids or students?

To volunteer with children or students one must have a background check and attend on a regular basis.  There are attendance exceptions such as VBS and Summer Lunch Program.

How do I volunteer with music?

Do you like to sing, Play the piano, organ, or any other instrument? Want to get connected to the music ministry in our church. That is pretty simple. You can contact the office through the "Sign Up to Serve" button or attend services and talk to Steve Ensor our Worship Director.

How do I volunteer with Christmas is Caring?

Christmas is Caring is a community effort with its history in FBC Paris. Folks from the community work together to provide a Christmas meal and gifts for kids in our community. Volunteering in this ministry is fairly simple, but very rewarding.  You will need to be in contact with Diana Hammond. Click on the "Sign up to Serve" button above and our office will make that connection.

Questions about volunteering?

We love to clarify volunteering requirements. Please reach out if you still have questions.