Welcome to First Free Will Baptist Church

Thank you for visiting our church. We understand that visiting churches can be unsettling at times. We hope that you find First Free Will Baptist Church of Hayesville a loving, friendly, and Spirit-Filled church. We appreciate the opportunity you have given us to minister to you and your family. Below is what you can expect out of our services.


Sunday Morning services begin at 11:00am and Sunday Evening Service begin at 6:00pm. We also meet each Wednesday Night at 7:00pm. As you arrive you will be greeted by friendly faces to welcome you into our church. There is plenty of parking available, however, it is recommended to arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of each service to find your seat. Children’s Church is available on Sunday Mornings at 11:00am for children 4 years old and younger. A cry room is available in the back of the sanctuary beside the sound booth.

In addition to the service times mentioned above, we also offer Sunday School classes for all ages on Sunday Mornings at 10:00am. These classes range from infants to Senior Adults. We also offer Youth Classes on Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm. The S.H.O.U.T. Teen Youth Group also meets during this time upstairs in our Education Center.

Visitor Recognition

On Sunday Mornings, we ask for our first time visitors to recognize themselves by raising their hand. We do not ask for you to stand or speak in front of our congregation. We simply want to recognize you as our guest, and provide you with a visitors card to drop in the offering bag when it passes. This will also give our church members an opportunity to introduce themselves to you during our fellowship times. 

Location Information

First Free Will Baptist Church
259 Tusquittee St.
Hayesville, NC 28904

What to Expect

You can expect each of our services to begin with uplifting music by our Worship Leader, choir, soloists, duets, or trios accompanied by our live church band. Our music will transition into a time of praise and worship before our Pastor begins his message. You can expect a Spirit-Filled sermon that will be biblically sound and applicable to your everyday life.

Common Questions

We are very fortunate to have Bro. Chris Rumfelt as our Senior Pastor at First Free Will Baptist Church. Bro. Chris was born and raised in Hayesville NC and  truly has a heart for the ministry in this area. Bro. Chris is married to Crystal Douthit Rumfelt and they have 4 children: Braden, Kellen, Calista, and Colter.
Sunday School begins at 10:00am on Sunday Mornings. Worship Service begins at 11:00am on Sunday Mornings. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and Bible Study begins at 7:00pm each Wednesday.
Yes! Each Sunday Morning we offer age appropriate Sunday School lessons for children and adults of all ages. These classes are taught by sincere individuals who genuinely care about teaching you and your family about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the precious Word of God. We also offer age appropriate classes for children of all ages on Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm. S.H.O.U.T Youth meets every Wednesday night at 7:00 for teenagers 13-18. Our Youth Group has recently been apart of mission opportunities both locally and abroad, previously traveling to Pennsylvania, North Dakota, New York City, and most recently Puerto Rico.

Visitor Information

Did you recently visit First Free Will Baptist Church, but forgot to fill out your visitors card? Fill out the form below and send to us. We would love to get in touch with you again.

Visitors Information Card