Worship, Community, Service, Discipleship

At First Baptist Selma we are devoted to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the sharing of the teachings of the Bible, the expounding of sound biblical doctrine, the making of disciples intentionally, continuous prayer, and through community & global outreach. At First Baptist Church we believe that there is no limit to what God can do through us, therefore, we seek to change Selma and Dallas County for the glory of God.  We believe“… all things are possible …” with God on your side.

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Since 1842
The First Baptist Church of Selma has had a long and extensive impact on Selma, and the world.
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Since 1842, FBC has spread the Gospel and today, that vision continues as we “Go to the ends of the earth” to spread the word.
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School
10:45 a.m. – Morning Worship
5:15 p.m. – Fellowship Meal
5:30 p.m. – Children’s Activities
5:45 p.m. – Student Activities
6:00 p.m. – Adult Bible Study
218 & 325 Lauderdale Street
Selma, AL 36701
(Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1186, Selma, AL 36702)

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May 29, 1934 - October 17, 2018

Martha Hendricks Miller was born in Evergreen, Alabama on May 29, 1934 to Lois Lee and George Hendricks, and quietly slipped away in the early morning hours of October 17, 2018.

Martha went from Evergreen to Judson College, where she graduated in 1956.  From Judson, she moved to Selma to teach.  It was in Selma that she met and married Fred Miller, with whom she made a home until his death in 1997.

After the birth of her daughters, Martha joined the faculty at Morgan Academy.  Upon her retirement from teaching, she became part of the staff at First Baptist Church as Secretary to the Minister of Music, a position in which she remained as long as her health permitted.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her brother, Lee Hendricks.

She is survived by her children Martha Lee and Lee Sims of Huntsville, Debbie and Mike Spivey of Tyler, Cindy and Randy Watson of Roswell, Georgia; grandchildren Christopher and Amy Sims of Sugar Land, Texas, Andrew Sims of Lafayette, Colorado, Michael Spivey of Montgomery, Miller Spivey of Tyler, Angie Watson Webb and Jordan Webb of Roswell, Georgia; great grandchildren Lilly and Sarah Sims of Sugar Land; sister Mary Allen; brothers George, John, and Tommy Hendricks; sister-in-law Ouida Miller Lide.

The family will receive friends at Lawrence Brown Funeral Home on Friday, October 19 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church on Saturday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m., with Dr. Jerry Light officiating.  Burial will follow at New Live Oak Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lee Sims, Mike Spivey, Randy Watson, Christopher and Andrew Sims, Michael and Miller Spivey, Jordan Webb, and Robert Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Mary Martha Sunday School class.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to First Baptist Church Selma (P. O. Box 1186 Selma, AL 36702) or the charity of your choice.


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Start or join in 2018!

Small gatherings of followers of Christ meeting on their own, facilitated by a leader, are not a new phenomenon. In fact, in the first few hundred years of the church, these kinds of groups were pretty much the only way to experience church. Luke describes this type of group in Acts 2:42-47, and throughout years of church history, the value of these groups hasn’t changed. At FBC we are creating small groups of people just like what Luke wrote about over 2,000 years ago. At First Baptist we call these groups First Family Gatherings.


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At the core of every individual’s life is a need for relationships—with God and with God’s people. First Baptist’s Ministries help you strengthen your relationship with God and others. Sunday School and other activities help you to not only know about God, but really know Him.

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