First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort
First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort
PO Box 7111
Spanish Fort AL 36577-7111
Location / Driving Directions
8253 Spanish Fort Blvd (US Hwy 31), Spanish Fort, Alabama,
located between 1.5 miles west of State Hwy 181 or, 3 miles east of intersection of US 31/State Hwy 225.
Worship Services & Activities Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Discipleship Training 5:30 p.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Youth /Children Supper 5:30 Youth / Children Services in Gym 6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study / Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey is pastor of First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort, Alabama where he has served since 2004. Kirksey was called to the ministry after high school graduation in 1979 and has been a pastor for over twenty five years. He has served churches in Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
He received his B.A. degree (cum laude) from William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1983 where he was inducted into the Alpha Chi National Honor Society; he was selected Most Promising Student in Psychology in 1981; the M.Div. degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1986; the D.Min. degree from Southern Baptist School for Biblical Studies, Jacksonville, Florida, in 2001, where he received the President's Scholarship and served as a Research Assistant to Dr. Charles A. Williams, president. He was inducted into the R.G. Lee Society of Fellows at Union University, Jackson, Tennessee on January 2, 2002.
Dr. Kirksey served on the Resolutions Committee (2013), the Committee on Committees (2009–2011), and the Tellers Committee of the Alabama Baptist State Convention (2007). He also served as President of the Alabama Chapter of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Alumni Association (2011). He served as president of the Baldwin Baptist Associational Minister’s Conference, (2006–2008), on the Resolutions Committee, (2005–2008, 2013–present); and as Pastor/Evangelism Seminar, Instructor, Vacation Bible School Clinic, (2005–2009). Kirksey served as Chairman of the Arrangements Committee and as an Instructor for the Pastor/Evangelism Seminar, Washington Baptist Association (2004). He served the Mobile Baptist Association in the following capacities: Second Vice Moderator (1995–1996), Nominating Committee, Chairman (1996), Committee on Committees, (1994–1996).
Kirksey was a writer for Adult EXTRA! of the Biblical Studies Department, LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention for five years (1995–2000) and is an approved writer for dated curriculum with the Leadership and Adult Publications, LifeWay Church Resources, a Division of LifeWay Christian Resources. He has contributed numerous articles, illustrations and sermon outlines to the following: The Union Pulpit, The Carey Pulpit, The Alabama Baptist, The Biblical Evangelist, Pulpit Helps, PastorLife.com, SBC Today, SermonCity, SermonCentral, Pulpit Helps, PreachingPoint, PreachingNow and Preaching. His columns have appeared in the Press-Register (Mobile, Alabama), The Birmingham News (Birmingham, Alabama), The Huntsville Times (Huntsville, Alabama), The Call News (Citronelle, Alabama) and the Washington County News (Chatom, Alabama). He also wrote several gospel tracts to include, It’s About Time and The Highway to Heaven.
Kirksey is the author of Sound Biblical Preaching: Giving the Bible a Voice with foreword by Dr. Stephen F. Olford and preface by Major W. Ian Thomas (North Charleston, South Carolina: CreateSpace [formerly BookSurge Publishing], an Amazon.com Company, 2004), also available as a digital eBook for the LifeWay Reader from LifeWay Christian Resources and electronically as an addition to the WORDsearch 10 through WORDsearch Corp., Austin, Texas, a division of LifeWay. Kirksey is also the author of Don't Miss the Revival! Messages for Revival & Spiritual Awakening from Isaiah.
Baptist Faith & Message 2000 http://www.sbc.net/bfm/bfm2000.asp (Adopted by First Baptist Church of Spanish Fort on February 11, 2009)