Pastor and Mrs. Cochran

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.



Youth Worship  

10:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.



Ministries Schedule


 1st & 3rd Sunday Usher Ministry

 2nd Sunday WWTK Ministry

 Youth Team Meeting Mon. before the 1st Sunday

6:00 p.m.

 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–

Saturday 12:30p.m.

 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.



Historical Overview of Franchise Missionary Baptist Church

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!!

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