Royal Lane Baptist Church is an inclusive, multi-generational community of believers in God as revealed in Jesus Christ. We believe in the inspiration of scripture, the equality of all persons, unity in diversity, and the priesthood of all believers. In communion with and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we follow the way of Christ and share the good news through worship, education, missions, and ministries.

We are a vibrant welcoming and affirming mosaic of ethnicities, racial identities, sexual orientations, and socioeconomics. We affirm the sacredness, dignity, and equality of every person.

Royal Lane is a progressive and autonomous Baptist church valuing the freedom to minister alongside other groups, both Christian and non-Christian.

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What's Happening at RLBC

The Mosaic, January 10, 2018

The Mosaic, January 10, 2018

Sermon, January 7, 2018

“The Rising Light”
Rev. Dr. Michael L. Gregg
January 7, 2018
Matthew 2:1-12

Click on link: The Rising Light to download or print sermon or select “read more” to read online.

“I had almost forgotten about how obnoxious cicadas could be in Tennessee until the insects started screeching at full force just before the sky fell dark.”

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Martha Stearns Marshall Day of Preaching – February 4, 2018

Dr. Irie L. Session

Lunch & Conversation with Dr. Irie following worship in Family Hall.

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The Royal Story


Jonah and Paulette

I was born at Royal Lane. My mom and dad are members and my mom actually grew up at Royal Lane.  This makes me a third generation Royal Laner, or as Cookie Stokes says, “I am an official grandchild of the church.” I like the people at Royal Lane.  I’ve just recently joined the youth group at church and thus starts another exciting chapter of my life here. I have found people who care for kids and are not mean to us. People at Royal Lane treat others as they want to be treated. At Royal Lane, I have met people who have become extended members of my family like Aunt Lydia and Anna Marie and Bruce Lowe. Read More…