The History of the Church of the Firstborn

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The Church of the Firstborn of Tennessee is a non-denominational church which is not affiliated with any other congregation that may use a similar name of “The Church of the Firstborn”.  

Our roots began on the Day of Pentecost (Acts2), and the doctrine that the Apostle Peter laid out that day is the foundation of the New Testament Church.

Why do we start there?

When the Savior walked this earth, He lived under the Law of Moses.  It was not until the death of the Testator (Hebrews 9:16, 17) that God’s last will and testament came into effect.  The first preaching after the death of the Messiah happened in Acts 2.

On the Day of Pentecost, when Peter, the man with the “keys” to the kingdom, or keys to the New Testament Church (Matthew 16:19), stood up and preached.  When he finished teaching, verse 37 lets us know the people believed and asked, “What shall we do?”

Then, (in Acts 2:38), Peter told them to repent and be baptized in the name for the forgiveness of their sins, and they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The Church of the Firstborn of Tennessee is built on this sure foundation.

In the 1930’s a man by the name of P.D. Hardin began to study and eventually preach the gospel that the Apostle Peter taught at Pentecost.  Brother Hardin spread the gospel throughout the middle Tennessee area and the fruits of his labor have seen many people obey the gospel, being born again of the water and the Spirit.

Brother Hardin was a great man of God and he led the Church until he passed away in 1983. 

In 1983 the leadership of the Church went to another great man of God, Brother Bob Hardin.  Brother Bob continued to build on that sure foundation.

1993 was a milestone in the history of the Church.  This is when we came to understand the Hebrew name of God, YHWH YHWSH.  The Church was baptized in the Name for the forgiveness of our sins.  Brother Bob Hardin led the Church until his death in 2008.  Since Brother Bob Hardin passed away, Brother Roger Brewer has led the Church and is our pastor.  

Our hope and goal is that we serve our generation as well as those before us served theirs.