About First Missionary Baptist Church

Brief History

First Missionary Baptist Church was founded in 1910 in the mining community of Acmar. First Missionary Baptist Church is experiencing exciting growth both spiritually and physically. We are actively ministering to the needs of the residents of Moody, Alabama and surrounding communities. We have many vibrant ministries that are designed to meet the needs of existing members while seeking to lead others to Christ. Great things are happening at FMBC and we invite you to be a part of a church that is on the move!


This congregation is a local body of the Universal Christian Church founded on faith in Jesus Christ. Our purposes are to entrust ourselves to fellow Christians (fellowship), to accept our call to ministry (ministry), to evangelize those without a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ (evangelism), to better equip those who have a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ (discipleship), and to exalt and praise Almighty God (worship)! The Mission of First Missionary Baptist Church is to be a Christ Centered Church, ministering to the whole man, Mentally, Spiritually, and Physically. We aim to develop families of faith, evangelize the lost, and stir up the gifts that are within us, using Matthew 28: 19 as a guide to Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.


Becoming the church local that restores faith in the church universal!

What We Believe

  • We believe there is only one true and living God. He is unchanging and undefeatable. He is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
  • We believe in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, who guides, comforts, and empowers us to live out our faith and share the love of Christ with the world.
  • We believe in the Holy Scripture as the infallible and inspired Word of God, guiding us in our faith and shaping our lives to honor and serve Him.
  • We believe in Salvation. Our church believes in the transformative power of God's grace and that through Salvation, we are called to live a life of service and love towards others.
  • We believe that Baptism is an essential act of faith, symbolizing the washing away of sin and the new life found in Christ, and we are committed to facilitating and celebrating this sacrament in our church family.
  • We believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Through His sacrifice and grace, we are called to live lives dedicated to serving others and spreading His love to all.
  • We believe in the Church as a community of believers, united in Christ's love and committed to spreading His message of hope, forgiveness, and salvation to all people.
  • We believe in Virgin Mary. We affirm our faith in the Virgin Birth of Christ, which testifies to His divinity and our hope of salvation through Him.
  • We believe in following Christ's example by giving back to our community and those in need. Through service, generosity, and compassion, we strive to make a positive impact and share God's love.