Dr. Rick Patrick is the Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Sylacauga, Alabama. In 2019, he launched The Uplifting Word, a ministry featuring single verse, one minute devotionals that are designed to provide brief, thought-provoking words of inspiration. Even on the busiest of days, every Christian can devote at least one minute to the contemplation of God’s Word.

In 2020, First Baptist Church started archiving worship service videos at The Uplifting Word. Our vision was to create a ministry website where readers and viewers could find resources designed both to introduce them to Jesus and to help them grow closer to Christ every day. We hope you find inspiration and encouragement by reading and viewing these resources.

If you live near Sylacauga and are looking for a church home, please join us this Sunday for Bible Study at 9:40 AM and Worship at 11:00 AM. For more information, you may check out our church website at joinfirst.net or call the church at 256-245-6301. If there is anything we can do to be of service to you, just let us know. We look forward to meeting you Sunday.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 10 SOUTH BROADWAY AVENUE, SYLACAUGA, ALABAMA 35150