First Baptist Church was organized with thirteen charter members that met alternately with the Methodist Church in their building.
Oct 17, 1910
The old Church of Christ building was purchased from John D. Sasser, Jr., in the amount of $500.00.
The church began providing a home for the pastor with a frame house on the Sasser property.
May 15, 1915
One room frame building used for services was destroyed by a storm and later rebuilt.
Full time preaching began.
One room frame building burned. New church building was built – currently Fred’s.
Six Sunday School rooms and a baptistry were added to the back of the building.
Rooms were added to the sides.
The Williams Bass home was purchased.
Sunday School and Training Union were departmentalized and the annex on Main Street was purchased to accommodate these classes.
The William Bass home was sold back to him when the present parsonage was built.
Construction on our present location began.
Jul 29, 1962
First church services were held at our present location.
Oct 6, 1976
The church authorized the construction of an addition to the parsonage, which included a bedroom, bath, utility room, double carport, and the enlargement of the den and kitchen.
Feb 9, 1983
The church voted to build an Educational-Activities Building. This building later became known as “The Family Life Center”.
Jul 28, 1985
The fourth Sunday of July was set aside as our Annual Homecoming Day with this being our first Homecoming.
We participated with the community in the “Homecoming 86” activities across the state of Tennessee.
The year we began Church Pictorial Directories – Directories made also in 1989,1992,1995,2000,2004, and 2008.
Mar 9, 1989
The church adopted the first Constitution and By-Laws and in 2004 two ammendments were made-one concerning The Lord’s Supper and the other concerning Trustees.
Jul 25, 1991
Construction began on our Sanctuary, which was preceded by a groundbreaking ceremony on July 21.
Mar 1, 1992
First service in the new sanctuary.
First Baptist Church officially incorporated as a non-profit organization as First Baptist Church of Middleton, TN, Inc.
Purchased a Baby Grand Piano for the Sanctuary.
Purchased 2004 Chevy Express 15 passenger van.
Dec 8, 2004
The church voted to accept a donation of land from John and Jane Neely to the north of our property line. This added 2.73 acres to the church property.
We celebrated 125 years during our annual Homecoming. Bro. Robert E. Tsyon, Sr. was our guest speaker.Former pastors in attendance were Bro. Jerald Palmer, Bro. Joe Littlefield, and Bro. Bill Whitman.
Church sustained damages in a lightning storm which affected the office computer, organ, and Fire Alarm System.
Church approved purchase of an Allen Protege Organ using funds from Organ Fund along with reimbursement funds from our insurance company. Payment made on Oct. 19, 2005.
Church approved the installation of a Multi-Media Projection System for worship services and the renovation of a balcony section to house the equipment.
Mar 7, 2007
Church approved the formation of our website known as middletonfbc.org.
Dec. 5, 2007
Upgrading the sound system in the Sanctuary.
Covered walkway and columns of the educational building were covered with vinyl siding and new lighting installed.
Church approved the publication of a cookbook by our Library Committee as a not-for-profit project to be sold at cost.
Church adopted first Core Mission, Vision, and Core Values as presented by The Long Range Planning Commitee under the leadership of Dr. Eric L. Taylor.
Windows in the parsonage were replaced.
Approved the purchase of the 2008 Baptist Hymnal
Participated with Hardeman Association in the “On Mission Celebration”
Jan. 6, 2010
Church approved an estimated cost of $60,000.00 for renovations to the parsonage and also voted to purchase a 25 passenger bus.
New bus arrived on the church field – delivered by Carpenter Bus Sales in Nashville.
Remodeled interior of parsonage.
New church sign installed and balance paid on the purchase to High Profile Signs.
Celebrated 130th anniversary of First Baptist with special guests, Henry “Greg” Simpson, Tim Simpson, James Pulliam and The Golden Sounds. Steve McKee, former Youth Minister, preached the morning message. Steve resigned his position to become the pastor of Pocahontas First Baptist.
Construction began on exterior renovations to the Family Life Center which were presented to the church on 6-2-10. Front of the building bricked and new canopies were added across the front and the right side of the building.