The mission of First Baptist Church is to minister to our congregation, the community, and the world so all may experience the love and grace of God.

Recent Sermons

May 22, 2016: “When You Hit Bottom”

This message is for people who have ever hit rock bottom in life.  Most of us have, but we don’t have to stay there.  God is ready, willing and able to lift us out of that dark abyss. ———————————————– In the pulpit this week and next, Rev. Jim Harper from Jacksonville, Illinois. Jim grew up […]

May 8, 2016: Music Sunday

We enjoyed a special service of Psalm and scripture readings, with music by soloists, ensembles, and choirs. Here is a video clip of the youth choir leading a portion of the singing.

May 1, 2016: “The Long Way Around”

Exodus 13:17-22 Most of us would probably agree that a straight line is the shortest distance between two points.  This truth was pretty much universally accepted until a man name Albert Einstein came along.  Then suddenly, because of his genius, everything became curved.  The heart of Einstein’s theory is the same as the heart of […]

April 24, 2016: “Making the Impossible Possible”

Luke 19:1-10 Zaccheus was a wee little man…a wee little man was he.  And when he climbed up into that sycamore tree, an amazing change began in his life.  Did he think such a change was possible?  Perhaps not.  But within a short period of time, he would learn that what he thought was impossible […]