When people walk into a church, they are not so much searching for a style of worship as much as they are just looking for something real. They are looking for something they can invest their life in. They are looking for something they cannot find anywhere else.

Since the late 1800s, First Baptist Church has been on the same corner in Batesville, Arkansas. For the church to continue meeting the needs of Batesville and the surrounding area, the church had to examine the way they do worship, ministry, and carry out the mission. The church needed to adapt to an ever¬changing environment and an ever-changing landscape, as the people they are trying to reach do not always do things the way the church does.

The Gathering is a Thursday night worship service with an intimate, small atmosphere. The goal of the Gathering is to help people feel welcome and find their place. This new worship experience provides an opportunity for those who cannot meet on a Sunday morning, as well as an opportunity for people to come together and form a new community.

Pastor Stacy Reed and the congregation at First Baptist Church Batesville felt a burden to offer something new, fresh and different in worship. The church is excited to invite you to the Gathering, a high energy, Bible based, and relationally focused worship time. We would love for you to be our guest at this new worship experience with a timeless message of hope. The Gathering meets at 598 E. Main St, Batesville, on Thursdays at 7:00 PM.