We are members of the Southern Baptist Association, but we are Baptist because we choose to be baptized after we have been born again, as an outward sign to the Church of what has happened in our hearts. To us, baptism is only a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord. We are signifying to each other that in the eyes of our Father, we have been identified with the death and resurrection of our Lord. We do not undertake to be baptized so that we might receive God’s grace, nor do we do it in order to save our souls. God’s grace has been extended to us in the person of Jesus Christ and we are saved by His grace through putting our faith in Him. We are baptized only because our Lord was baptized, and we wish to follow Him in every way.





“And He said unto them, go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel in every creature.”-Mark 16:15

We teach and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and support missionaries who do the same, not because we are interested in converting anyone to a religion, we do it because Jesus loves you, and because He does, we do also. It is love that motivates us to share the Gospel with the world. He instructed us to let you know that He lived and died so that you could be restored to a relationship with Him and receive eternal life on His account.

God’s Coming Kingdom

We hope each day that today will be that day that Jesus calls us home to Himself. We, the Church, the Bride of Christ, are awaiting the imminent call of our Bridegroom Jesus, who has promised us that “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am, there ye may be also.”-John 14:2-3

We believe that after the Lord calls us home, a period of judgement and cleansing will take place for the world and its people. Then Jesus will return with us to establish His Kingdom, and He will rule and reign for a thousand years. Following that, final judgement will come for those who have refused the love of God. Finally, His Kingdom will become an everlasting Kingdom, and He will rule and reign forever.

God’s Heart Felt Love

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”-John 3:16

The grace of God is that simple. There is enough Gospel in this one verse to save the whole world if people would only listen. Many have heard these words of the Apostle John so often that the simple and beautiful truth of the Gospel contained in them is lost to the familiarity associated with the words themselves. Take the time to consider what these words mean for all of us. At First Red Bank Baptist here in Sevierville Tennessee, these words are the bedrock of our faith. The heart and soul of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is found in them and we believe them.

The Fundamentals of the Faith

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…”-John 1:1 and 1:14

We believe that Jesus Christ was God and that He also was a man. He came to earth when He was born to the virgin mother Mary. He lived a blameless life before God, obeying everything that God wanted of Him. He died in the place of each of us, as individuals, to pay the penalty for our sins. He defeated death, hell and the grave through His death and God raised Him from the dead three days later; now through Him we may receive eternal life. He ascended back to the Father, and He is even now preparing a place in Heaven for us. He will return one day to receive us unto Himself if we put our faith and trust in Him. And He alone can save us from ourselves and our sins. All of this is true because He loves us; and because He first loved us, we hope that we may learn to better love Him.