About Us

560 Main Street, Hazard, KY 41701


First Baptist Church has been part of the Hazard community since 1898, gathering for worship and ministry on the same parcel of land downtown on Main Street all this time.  We consider ourselves a vital part of downtown Hazard. 


First Baptist is a family of faith committed to fulfilling the Great Commission as given by Christ.  Our mission is to give ourselves daily to connect the people of Hazard and Perry County to the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 


First Baptist is a Southern Baptist congregation, affiliated in voluntary cooperation with 45,000 like-faith churches nation wide in a cooperative effort to fulfill the Great Commission locally and globally.  First Baptist maintains affiliation with the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Kentucky Baptist Convention though giving to the Cooperative Program, which supports missions, theological education, and other important ministry.  We are also affiliated locally with the Three Forks Baptist Association, which is a cooperative body of 44 Baptist churches from Perry, Knott, Leslie, and Letcher Counties.


We hold to the confession of faith of Southern Baptists as a general statement that reflects our beliefs and commitments, The Baptist Faith and Message (2000).