We are currently holding a single Sunday service at 10:30 AM. Be sure to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 AM.

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Sunday, March 7th



Dr. David Crocker was a pastor for 30 years serving Baptist churches in Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina. In 2007 he launched the non-profit ministry Operation Inasmuch and served as its Executive Director until retirement in 2015. The Inasmuch ministry equips churches to mobilize their members in serving people in need in their own community and has done so with more than 2,000 churches in 25 states and 4 countries. Since 2017, he has served as Interim Pastor in North Carolina and Tennessee, most recently at First Baptist Church, Knoxville. David is married to Brenda and has a daughter in Winston-Salem, NC and a son in Huntsville, AL, step-daughters in Nashville and Colorado. David and Brenda have 10 grandchildren.

MINISTERING TO THE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY that surrounds us and the world that comes to our door

Gatlinburg is one of the most visited destinations in America. The Smoky Mountains are one of God's most beautiful creations. We invite you to worship God with us at First Baptist Church of Gatlinburg.

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Sunday Church Services

Join us for worship every Sunday at 10:30AM.   Before worship, we invite you to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 AM.  Please check our Facebook page for additional updates.

Sunday School


9:30 AM

10:30 AM

Prayer Request Form

There are so many opportunities for you to connect with others!

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Rev. Bryon Fortner

Rev. Michael Hodges

Rev. Taylor Caldwell

Susan Dunn

Nancy Hodges

Brad Cardin

Cindy Redmond

Bob Powell

Terri Soehn

Missy Saffelder

Larry Waters

Cheryl Burcham

Minister of Youth

Minister of Music

Minister of Education



Church Custodian

Church Secretary


Financial Secretary

Contemporary Worship

Deacon Chairman

MDO Director

Youth Events

  • M-Fuge
  • CentriFuge
  • Doe River Gorge Youth Trip


First Baptist Church is voluntarily affiliated with the following Baptist Organizations:

  The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)

  The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)

  The Tennessee Baptist Convention

  The Tennessee Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

  The Sevier County Baptist Association  

Exterior of First Baptist Church Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains

Associated Ministries

  • Sevier County Food Ministry
  • Smoky Mountain Resort Ministry
  • Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministry
  • Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic

Please speak to an FBC Gatlinburg minister to ask how you can get involved with any of these wonderful local mission opportunities.


111 Oglewood Ln, 

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

From downtown Gatlinburg take East Parkway Hwy 321 at light #3. We are located one mile on the left, next to the Alamo Steakhouse.

Contact Us:

(865) 436-4685

email: office@fbcgat.org

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