Welcome to First Baptist of Lorida's web site. It is an honor for you to stop for just a moment to check us out. God is so good and always faithful and if nothing else that's the message we want our web site to tell you. Man, has it been a tough time with COVID and all that came with it. It has caused some to be isolated to the point of depression, it has stressed families in the not being able to get out and financially as well. It has brought a high cost in the deaths of so many family members but in all of it God has been faithful to us. He has given mankind the means to develop vaccines but most importantly He has never stopped loving us. More and more God's children are gathering for worship again. Restaurants and businesses are becoming fully open. In other words our lives are beginning to come back together. I didn't say normal because I pray we never take forgranted our live again as we had before this. So let's do life together. Us as our church family along with you and with Jesus Christ in the center of us all. Enjoy our web site and come by and meet us here at Lorida Florida. We'd love to see you.

                  God Grant you Peace and Joy

                         Pastor Wayne Godwin




Alert, Alert

First Baptist Church is looking for two people God is calling to serve here. Someone who is called to lead children and someone who is called to lead music. You can call the office at 863-655-1878 and someone from personel will be in contact with you. Again if you have been feeling the call to do either of these and you live in the area or out of the area you are exactly who we are looking for. God's plan God's person. 

Men's Fellowship

Calling all men!  A men's fellowship will be held on Friday, June 18 at 6:30 pm. All men are invited to join and enjoy getting to know each better.  There will be light snacks with Danny Pursell as host.


Calling all children ages 4 years through 5th grade.  A new summer program has begun!  The Summer Olympians began on Wednesday, June 9 from 12:30 until 2:00 pm. Children have a good time.  The program for the summer will conclude on July 21.  Tentative plans at this time is to begin Vacation Bible School the following week. Watch for updates.


Join us Sunday for a message from our Pastor who is both a dad and granddad. Service begins at 10:30 am.  To enjoy and spend time with our families there will be no evening service.

Father's Day occurs on Sunday, June 20 this year which also happens to be the summer solstice at 11:32 PM ET. This means that it will be the longest day of the year as daylight goes and it makes for a great summer kickoff such as BBQ's, picnics, camping or other activities.  Coincidentally, Father's Day falls under the Almanac's "Best Days for Fishing" this year!"

Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June annually in this country. It had somewhat of a struggle becoming a national holiday.  The first known Father's Day service was held in Fairmont, West Virginia in 1908, following the worst mining accident in US history that killed 360 boys and men and left about 1000 children fatherless. Several thought of making it a holiday but it it was not popularized until a Mrs. Dodd presented the idea to a Spokane Ministerial Associational and the YMCA where she received strong support. This Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910.  Although popular it did not become a national holiday for many years

The first bill was introduced to Congress in 1913 but it did not pass until 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed a law declaring that Father's Day be celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June.

Pastors Heart

    It's summer time and it's a great time to come by here at First Baptist Church of Lorida and see all the exciting things going on. We will start our Olympian summer today Wednesday June 9th and it will be every Wednesday till July 21st from 12:30pm till 2pm. For ages 4 years old to 5th grade. It's going to be fun. We also have Wednesday Prayer time at 6:30 and then on Sunday we have our Sunday School from 9am to 10am with our worship time starting at 10:30. That night at 6:30 we come together again for singing and time in God's word. So come on and join us, our hope is that this is a place where you can discover God's love. Everyone is welcome and I pray always made to feel welcome. We sing hymns and an occasional contemporary is also worked in. We are casual and friendly but most of all we gather at all these times to give praise and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ. We have a Facebook page FBCLorida and of course this web site, so check us out. Mike and I would love to see you and meet you. Have a great summer and I hope to see you soon.

                                                                      From My Heart, God's Blessing be Yours

                                                                                      Pastor Wayne Godwin

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