As Dr. Jimmy Elder first explained to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer back in January 2016, “First Baptist Church has a long tradition of being a church to go where the people are and touch their lives.” With that very principle in mind, First Baptist Church of Columbus created Second Story.
Second Story is an Uptown Ministry center aimed at college students and young adults. We are located at 1100 Broadway in Uptown Columbus just above Freeze Frame. A location ideal for college students on both CSU River park and Main Campuses.
The Director of Second Story is Brandon “Bistro” Strozier. Bistro has served as a youth and college minister for over 12 years. He is a graduate of Mercer University and is supported by his wife and son, who you are likely to meet visiting Second Story.
At Second Story, you will find an array of activities as diverse as its community. Board games, movies, pool, ping pong, study space, musical instruments and more. This space provides so many resources and activities for students and young adults in the community. The community is equally diverse representing First Baptist Church, local residents, college students, military, foreign exchange students, professional athletes and more.
Weekley events include free food and Bible study, leadership meetings and fun, and a weekly worship event entitled Reclaimed. All of these events can be found on our schedule page. Ongoing events include service opportunities, on-campus programs, and backyard sports. Come out for any and all of our events and get to know the family.
Be warned: you may come for the freebies and the fun but we bet you’ll stay for the community and the intentional fellowship!
See you soon!