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Sunday Service: 10am

From the beginning in 1860, First Baptist has been known as the Gospel Lighthouse on the Shores of Lake Michigan. This is our heritage and continued desire - to know Christ and make Him known as the King of kings and Lord of lords, our only Savior and hope of glory.

In our walk of faith we seek to Shine the Light of Christ, to Share Christ and the Good News, to Love God and others, to Care by meeting needs and to Pray and intercede for others.

If there would be one goal, it would be to help plug people into God’s transforming power, so that they might be changed and transformed forever for His glory!

First time here? wHAT TO EXPECT....

Welcome! It is a real joy for us to meet newcomers and to tell you about all the good things God is doing in our church family. For over 160 years now it has been our mission to love God with all our heart, soul, strength and mind (Mark 12:30). That means that no matter where you have come from and where you are on your spiritual journey, we want to come alongside to inspire, equip and encourage you to live out a life that will bring glory to God and be a blessing to the world. Jesus meets people where they are in life - not where they think they ought to be!

Jesus simply says: "Come to Me", and we say the same.

"Just come as you are!"

WE'D LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU! Please join us on the third Sunday of each month for Meet & Greet after church - an informal fellowship and light lunch. If you have questions about our church, this is a great time to ask!

Jesus said ~

". . . I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly".

John 10:10b (KJV)

We are located at

~ 902 Broad Street ~

Corner of Church & Broad Streets

Please use the Church Street entrance -

special needs accessible.

We are expecting you!

Keep an eye on our sign!

We have some events in the works and will be posting them on our church sign.

Check our events page for more information.

Testimonials from our members. . .

"We were looking for a Bible-based church, and we found so much more!

Such a loving church community."

"I have been attending FBC for 20 years now. When going through a turbulent time,

I was not judged but encouraged to let God use that time to grow me."