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"In the heart of Avon Park for the hearts of Avon Park." is the reason First Baptist Church, Avon Park, Florida exists to love God, love others, and the minister to our community and world. Located just an hour south of Orlando, First Baptist Church, Avon Park, is located in a portion of Florida that is centrally located between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean and strategically located in the rural area between the large urban areas of Tampa, Orlando, and Ft Myers. Avon Park is a small city located in Highlands county. The city's location, the availability of abundant land, its rolling hills and abundant beautiful lakes destines the area for development. First Baptist Church, Avon Park, was established over a 100 years ago, but it is not an old-minded church, but a progressive church with progressive attitudes toward evangelism, missions, and community ministry.

Year Founded: 1913
Average Attendance: 350

Mailing Address:
100 N Lake Ave
Avon Park,  FL  33825

Church Staff:

Senior Pastor: Jon Beck, (863) 453-6681

Content last updated: 2/13/2018

Worship Times

  • 10:45 am - The Sunday morning worship is a time for the church to come together to fellowship and worship together. Our morning service includes a blend of praise and worship and hymns. Music is a very powerful and important part of our preparation for hearing the Word of God and responding to the touch of God through His Holy Spirit. In addition to our adult worship in the worship center. we provide specially developed worship experiences for our preschooler and children in children's church and our older children in a junior church worship experience. These worship experiences teach our children about worship and how to participate.
  • 06:00 pm - The Sunday evening service is a time to DIG DEEPER into the Word of God. We encourage a family atmoshere so that we can come together as the body of Christ to worship the Lord and hear from Him.
  • 06:00 pm - Mid-week services meet throughout the campus and for all age groups.

Church Ministries

Childrens Ministry

A comprehensive Children Ministry that provides for training in Bible study, worship education (children's church and junior church) discipleship, music education, and missions education. In addiiton to weekly training the Children's ministry provides annual events like the Great Pumpkin Hunt, Thanksgiving emphasis, Easter emphasis, R.A. pinewood derby, indoor soccer and recreation, CentriKid Camp, R.A.'s, G.A.'s and Music camps experiences

Disaster Relief Ministry

First Baptist Church, Avon park is involved inthe Florida Baptist Convnetions arm of the the Southern Baptist Convention's Disaster Relief ministry. We have a trained mass feeding unit team on call and ready to operate a Florida Baptist Convention owned mass feeding unit capable of feeding 20,000 people a day and a clean-up and recovery team ready to operate a fully equipped clean-up and recovery trailer.

Youth Ministry

A comprehensive middle school and high school ministry that includes Bible study; blended and contemporary worship; worship leadership; choir; praise band; missions education, recreation programs at the family life center; DiscipleNow weekend; and summer camps including Centrifuge, World Changers, and mission trips.

Driving Directions

The church is Located in downtown Avon Park, Florida, on North Lake Ave., adjacent to the historic Jacaranda Hotel. From U.S. 27 travel east on Main Street (State Road 64) approximately one mile and turn left on North Lake Ave. The church is located on the left side of the street at 100 North Lake Ave. If you need assistance locating the church, please call 863-453-6681.

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