Let’s get moving!  Recreation is a great way to enjoy fellowship with your neighbors.  We realize that we are blessed with wonderful facilities at First Baptist Church and want to share them with our neighbors and friends. Whether you enjoy a fun game of pickleball or prefer to take in a springtime ballgame at City Stadium, we facilitate it all.  So we hope you will check out the fun and join us!

Upward Basketball and Cheerleading

Every winter, Richmond’s First Baptist Church plays host to Upward Basketball (boys and girls, grades 1-6) and Cheerleading (girls, grades K-6). To volunteer or learn more about the program, email Recreation Director Lee Byerly. Registration is OPEN. The season begins on January 15, 2024. Interested in coaching or being a referee? We need plenty of them. Sign up here to volunteer.


Boy Scout Troop & Pack 443

Boy Scout Troop 443 and Cub Scout Pack 443 are sponsored by Richmond’s First Baptist Church. The Boy Scouts Troop meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The Troop Scout Master is Brian Kreckman and Committee Chair is Scott Ramsey.

The Cub Scout Pack meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. They also meet as dens twice a month. The Pack Committee Chair is James Beazley and the Cub Master is Kyle Kennedy. To learn more, please contact Lee Byerly, Recreation Director.

Girl Scout Troop 413

Girl Scout Troop 413 is sponsored by Richmond’s First Baptist Church. They meet the first and second Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. The Scout Leader is Lisa Byerly and the Committee Chair is Linn Kreckman.

FBC Night at the Diamond

Two games a year, our FBC family hits the stands of City Stadium to root on our Richmond Flying Squirrels.  Tickets are $7 and you can reserve your seat by calling the front desk of the church!

August 10: In-Your-Face Fireworks and Faith Night #2. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the first pitch is at 6:35 p.m.

Blood Drive

We host an American Red Cross blood drive every eight weeks.  To schedule a blood drive appointment please go to and type in the keyword: FBCRVA.

First Riders

We invite all motorcycle enthusiasts to join us as we revel in God’s creation while riding on a bike (or just in a car)!  Most rides are in the 150 mile range and take up to five hours.  Contact Carl Evans for more information.


Every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. you are welcome to join players of all skill levels for a fun match.  Want to learn to play?  Jump on the court and we’ll teach as we go.  

Gentle Yoga Class

Fridays from 11 a.m. until noon, join teacher Sarah Humphries (E-RYT200) for a beginner level yoga class.  The first class is free and after that (because we promise you will want to return) it is $5 per class.    Sarah adapts each class for people of all abilities, using the floor, while standing, or sitting in a chair.  Please bring your own mat.


Come pick up a paddle and get hooked on this popular pastime.  We play every Tuesday between 4 and 6 p.m.  One game is typically 20 minutes.  We have paddles and balls for you to use, but you can also bring your own equipment.  Email Lee Byerly for more information (

Aging Strong

First Baptist partners with the YMCA to hold a weekly program designed to help adults maintain independent living and includes gentle exercise, social time, games, and lunch.  Join us every Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in suite 220.  The program is free.  Contact Faithea Foster at 804-729-4635 to register.