Our prayer is that you would be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty.

First Baptist Church of Belfry is here for you. It is not a building. It is a church family and a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together.

May God richly bless you!

Southern Baptists have prepared a statement of generally held convictions called The Baptist Faith and Message. It serves as a guide to understanding who they are. Copies are available at Southern Baptist churches. The topics here provide only a brief, partial summary.


  • The Scriptures
    The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.


  • God
    There is one and only one living and true God… The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.


  • God the Father
    God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace…God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.


  • God the Son
    Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary… He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.


  • God the Holy Spirit
    The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God…He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment…He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.


  • Man
    Man was created by the special act of God in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation…By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race…The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.


  • Salvation
    Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.


  • God’s Purpose of Grace
    Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners…All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.


The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day….It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.


  • Last Things
    God in His own time in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end…Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell…The righteous…will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.


  • Evangelism & Missions
    It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations…to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort.


  • Education
    The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence…there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility…The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.


  • Stewardship
    God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtor ship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possession. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.


  • Cooperation
    Christ’s people should…organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches…Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.


  • The Christian & the Social Order
    Every Christian is under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in his own life and in human society…The Christian should oppose in the spirit of Christ every form of greed, selfishness, and vice.


  • Religious Liberty
    Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends…A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.


  • Family
    God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society…Marriage is the unity of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime…The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people….Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.

Adult, Youth & Children’s Ministries

We have Sunday school classes for all ages.
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Every Sunday

 Here is a question for you today:

Have you ever wondered why others seem to have their calling in their walk with the Lord and you feel your life is temporarily stifled or unclear?..

Then your answer could be enrolling in a Sunday School class here at First Baptist of Belfry.  We have classes for all ages and dedicated teachers who would love to have an opportunity to have you and your family in their class.  We would be honored to have you visit one of our classes this Sunday.

Check out the list below and find the class just for you!

See you Sunday!

Children’s Sunday School

 Our Children’s Sunday school department provides a balanced approach to Bible concepts, essential Bible skills, and foundational Bible stories for our Children’s Classes.

3yrs old – 1st Grade

Kristy Ballou & Emily Ballou

2nd-4th Grade

Susie Hall

5th-7th Grade

Becky Varney

8th-12th Grade (Youth)

Bill Linkenhoker

Our Sunday School Objectives:

  • Lead children to Christ and to church membership
  • Provide opportunities for spiritual growth
  • Inspire children to worship God daily
  • Serve God through their gifts and abilities
  • Participate in the world wide purpose of sharing Christ

Adult Sunday School

These classes are designed to help men and women grow and mature in their commitment to Christ as they study God’s Word and strengthen their faith through Bible Study adn discussion.  Build lasting friendships while building an eternal relationship.

Young Parents & Couples Class

Jon & Angie Wilkes

Mixed Adults

Virgil & Sheila Lockard

Adult Ladies

Patty Phillips

Adult Ladies/Naomi Class

Loretta Bevins

Adult Men

Roger Varney

Our Adult Sunday School Objectives

  • Exalt God in their church, workplace, community, and home
  • Equip for Christian service through Bible Study, teachable moments, and Christian fellowship
  • Experience God in everyday life encounters and share Christ with a lost and dying world

For more information contact our Sunday School Directors, Virgil and Sheila Lockard at slockard@hotmail.com

Children’s Department

 **Wednesday Night’s**


Our Kick-off is Wednesday August 20th @ 6:30pm.  All kids from 3yrs. – 5th grade will meet in room 107.  Below is the session times for each set of teachers.
August 20th – September 10th  —  Becky Varney & Leann Stanley
September 17th  —  October 8th  —  Pud & Lisa Varney
October 15th  —  November 5th  —  Wally & Michele Mullins
November 12th  —  December 17th  —  Kristy Ballou


Youth Bible Study

Wednesday @ 6:30pm

Youth Directors – Chad and Shawna Fite                             

Youth Leader – Kris Helton

 Kidz – Sing

Kidz - Sing is for 2nd - 5th Grade /Director: Kris Helton.

Teens Created 2 Worship ( 6th grade – 12th grade) / Director: Kris Helton


Little Blessings Nursery Schedule

 August 2014


Joeys: Jackie & Kim Cole & Chasity Hatfield

Kangaroos: Barry & Heather Hatfield & Rebecca Wilkes


Joeys: Nick & Ashley Hall & Kayleigh Booth

Kangaross: Cydney McCoy, Haleigh Bevins, & Rachel Booth


Joeys: Jamie & Edna Fugate & Alyssa Dyer

Kangaroos: Wally & Michele Mullins & David & Rebekah Mullins


Joeys: Cindy Fite, Crystal Newsome, & Amy Martin

Kangaroos: AJ & Pam Ryan & McKenzie Ryan


Joeys:  Doug & Koochie Rutherford & Emily Ballou

Kangaroos:  Chad & Shawna Fite & Annie Facemyre


September 2014


Joey:  Scott & Meghan Martin & Kayleigh Booth

Kangaroos: Charley, Stephanie, & Carlie McCoy


Joeys: Shelia Lockard & Leann & Colby Stanley

Kangaroos:  Brian & MaryAnn Farley & Alyssa Dyer


Joeys: Donnie & Marinna Kennedy & Rachel Booth

Kangaroos: Brian & MarAnn Farley & Alyssa Dyer


Joeys: Terry, Lisa, & Taylor Varney

Kangaroos:  Maggie Wilkes & Rebecca Wilkes & Kaley Long


October 2014


Joeys: Dwayne & Megan Justice & Kayleigh Booth

Kangaroos: Dena & Haleigh Bevins & Rebekah Mullins


Joeys: Mike & Julie Maynard & Annie Facemyre

Kangaroos: Jennifer Masters, Danielle Masters & Cydney McCoy


Joey:  Woody & Kathy Larder & Rachel Booth

Kangaroos: Jon, Angie, & Rebecca Wilkes


Joeys: Robbie, Jolene, & Slater Wolford & Vicki Marcum

Kangaroos: Kris Helton, Carrie Lockard, & Emily Ballou



Message From Our Pastor397012_2783196750016_1561141241_2634448_1412154458_n

Thank you for taking the time to visit our church’s website!  I am so grateful you have an interest in our church.  Whether a member or someone simply “checking us out,” I am glad you stopped by. 

My name is Mark Helton.  I am married to Kris Helton we meet at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, KY, were I received a BA in Ministry in 1996.  We have one child Nathan.  I attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lousiville, KY were I received a Masters of Divinty in 2001.  I have been a pastor here at Belfry since 2002.

One of our goals is to communicate more with our church family and guests through this website.  One thing is absolutely certain:  God is always working!  As believers, we too, must keep working!  Our God remains firmly seated on His throne.  He loves His church and has promised to be with His people no matter what they are facing.

 I am also praying for God to revive our hearts in our love and devotion to Him, for one another, and for the lost and unchurched in our area.  The days of simply opening the church doors and expecting people to come have come and gone.  Today, we are faced  with real work that must be done by real Spirit-filled people.  I pray you will join me in renewing ourselves to the Great Commission our Lord has given us.

Our prayer is that God is exalted in our lives, homes, and church like never before.  I would like to personally invite you to come visit with us if you are seeking a place to worship.  We would love to have you.


May God bless you and your family!

Bro. Mark                                   


2014 Fall Schedule



2nd —   Baby Shower for Nick & Ashley Hall @ 4pm
3rd  —  Youth Service during AM Service
7th  — 1st day of School in Pike County
9th  —  Wedding Shower for Chas Johnson & Rachel Masters @ 2pm
11th  —  1st Beth Moore DT Class “Children of the Day” @ 6:30pm
16th  —  Baby Shower for Catlin & Mark Hatfield @ 2pm
20th —  KidZone Kick-off @ 6:30pm/ Teachers: Becky Varney & Leann Stanley
23rd  —  Breakfast & Prayer Walk @ 9am
24th  —  Promotional Sunday
24th  —  Kid’z -Sing Kick-off @ 6:30pm
31st  —  “We’ve Got You Covered”
31st  —  “We’ve Got You Covered”


1st  —  Labor Day/Office Closed/No School
7th  —  TC2W Kick-off @ 5pm
11th  —  Patriot Day
13th  —  Beth Moore Simulcast @ 8am
20th  —  Wedding for Chas Johnson & Rachel Masters @ 4:30pm
22nd  —  1st Day of Autumn
27th & 28th  —  75th Church Anniversary Weekend/Service/Dinner


2nd & 3rd —  Fall Break for Pike County
6th —  No School in Pike County/Professional Day
13th  —  Columbus Day/Office Closed/No School
16th  —  National Boss Day
24th  —  United Nations Day
31st  —  Halloween


Music Ministry


Adult Choir @ 5pm

TC2W @ 5pm

Kidz-Sing @ 6:30pm

J.A.M. Kids @ 6:30pm




Belfry First Baptist Church 
P.O. Box 339
90 Black Gem Road
Belfry, KY 41514 
Phone: 606-237-4577

Church Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am -3pm


Mark HeltonPastor


Kristy BallouSecretary


Weekly Happenings at FBC


9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Morning Worship Service
5:00pm Adult Choir Practice
5:00pm TC2W (Teens Created to Worship) 6th-12th grade
6:30pm Kidz-Sing ( 2nd -5th grade)
6:30pm J.A.M. (Jesus and Me)Kids Choir 3yrs. – 1st grade

6:30pm – Bible Study

6:30pm – KidZone (3yrs old-6th Grade)

6:30pm – Youth Group


We invite you to consider becoming a member of our church.
First Baptist Belfry accepts members in the following ways:

  •  By profession of faith in Christ and baptism by immersion as a symbol of your new birth.
  • By promise of letter from another Baptist church whose doctrinal stands are in agreement with this church.
  • By statement of prior conversion experience and baptism in another Baptist church whose stands are in agreement with this church when no letter is obtainable.
  • By statement of a desire to now embrace Baptist Doctrine if converted and immersed in another domination. A time of counsel with the Pastor or other leader will help in the understanding of Baptist beliefs.