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Madison First Baptist traces its roots back to a tent meeting on Elm Street in 1937. From that humble beginning, the church grew to become a thriving church actively loving and serving the Madison community. The present 1000-seat worship center was dedicated on Aug. 31, 1952 and is still being used after a 2020 renovation.


Today, Madison First Baptist engages the community in many ways. On Mondays, Elevate Ministry provides a hot lunch to those in need. A clothing closet operates out of the church campus. On Tuesday nights, the church offers ESL classes. 


 Sunday mornings offer a time of Bible study in various age-oriented connect groups. Groups are followed by worship through the preaching of God’s word and the singing of both hymns and modern worship songs.




Sergio Arce

Sergio Arce – Pastor

Sergio Arce has served as pastor of Madison First Baptist since June of 2020. Originally from Nicaragua, Sergio came to the U.S. at the age of six and grew up in Northern California. He attended California State University East Bay, then Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. He and his wife, Holly, have five children: Linda, Lisa, Joshua, Lucinda, and Lydia.  Sergio has lived, worked, and served at churches in various roles in California, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, and Tennessee.  He served at LifeWay Christian Resources for 13 years as a specialist in evangelism, Sunday School, Hispanic ministry, discipleship, and adult ministry in addition to being a consultant for LifeWay’s Transformational Church. Sergio enjoys family road trips to National Parks around the U.S., camping, and action movies.

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