Franchise Missionary Baptist Church
Dr. Raymond Cochran, Sr.,Pastor
1000 Dillingham Street
P O Box 1819
Phenix City, AL 36868-1819
Phone: 334 298-2803
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Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Worship 9:45 a.m.
Vespers 5:00 p.m.
Midday Worship 12:00 p.m.
Family Night 6:00 p.m.
10:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Sunday Usher Ministry
2nd Sunday WWTK Ministry
Youth Team Meeting Mon. before the 1st Sunday
Male Chorus-each Tuesday 8:00p.m.
Deacon/Trustee Wives Ministry-2nd Monday 6:00 p.m.
Deacon Ministry—Tuesday before 1st Sunday 7:00 p.m.
Sunday School Teachers– Each Tuesday 6:00p.m.
Women Missionary Union—Monday after 2nd Sunday 6:00 p.m.
Young Adult Ministry - Monday after 3rd Sunday 7:00 p.m.
Girl Scout Meeting–
Cub/Boy Scout Meeting - Thursday 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Christian Ed. Ministry Monday after 1st Sun at 7:00p.m.
“Feed the Hungry” Monday—Thursday 11:45-12:45p.m.
Missions Ministry - each Tuesday 5:15 p.m.
Our church's roots began 162 years ago. From its conception in
1852 where a few individuals gathered making a joyful noise in praise
and worship. We have always been a church of highest praise and
because our manner of worship and praise was a bit too loud for some
our first gatherings were moved to Girard Baptist Church, still a bit too
loud, where we were given land for a church and school. This was our
Franchise, and in 1882, a wooden frame building was erected and our
name became Franchise Baptist Church. From our wooden edifice to a
brick building along with renovations and expansions to our new church
building where we first worshipped in 1999. Our growing church of over
1500 members continue to enjoy the heritage of our forefathers; worship
ping and praising God we have forged forward. From our earlier genera-
tions; their sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters constantly
remembering from whence we came believing in our God who has
sustained us throughout these 162 years.
We have experienced growth in membership and service and have
progressed from having worship twice monthly to every Sunday begin-
ning with an eight o'clock worship, Sunday school, broadcast on radio
and television, 10:50 worship, 6 o'clock Discipleship Training, and at
7 o'clock evening worship every first Sunday. Our worships also include
family night worship, and noonday Bible Studies on Wednesday.
Our ministries include our Music Ministry, Usher, Youth, W.W.T.K.,
Host and Hostess, Deacon and Trustee, Deacon and Trustee Wives,
Medical, Women Missionary Union, Tape, Christian Education,
Evangelism, Sunday school, Bereavement, Minister, Missions,
Young Adult and Baptism Ministry and Beautification Ministry.
Beside the ministries mentioned we also have a daily "feed the hungry
program, and offer scholarships to our college students.
As our church has grown and is continuing its growth we have had
many individuals who have aided in this growth. From 1852 to present
we have had 15 pastors. From 1970-2008 we have licensed 25 ministers.
We have had only 1 Assistant Pastor. From 1882 to present 137 deacons
have been ordained. 1924-1973, 23 Trustees, 1924-1999, 13 secretaries,
and 7 Sunday school superintendents.
We are a church serving one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. A
congregation of believers who as our forefathers were continuing to lift
our eyes unto the hills giving God all praise and worship for all he has
This is our history!!