Happenings at the First Baptist Church

We gather together Sunday Mornings at 10:00 to worship together as a family
What to expect:  A relaxed, family-type atmosphere.  There is no dress code.
Styles of dress from jeans and T-shirts to suits and dresses will be seen in the sanctuary.

1st Sunday of every month is Open Communion.

1st Sunday Evening:
Sunday evening Skill Sharing

2nd Sunday Evening:
Sunday evening Skill Sharing

3rd Sunday Evening:
“Movie Night” a movie which brings God’s messages to life.  Soda and popcorn are served.

4th Sunday Evening:
“Sing-A-Long” an opportunity to sing the hymns of old and new and specials songs by individual.

Sunday School:
Sunday school is for all ages.  We meet at 9:00 am each Sunday to learn about God’s word.

Bible Study
A bible study, open to all, is held in Fellowship Hall on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. 

Wednesday Night Supper at 5:30 p.m.

Supper will be served for all. Music and  Bible Studies to follow. Baby sitting provided as well as rides.

Our choir members meet once a week to practice songs for presentation at the Sunday Service.  There is always room for more in our choir.

(Forever Young Fellowship)
Designed for young and old alike who enjoy fellowship and good food. They meet the 2nd Thursday of the month for food, fellowship and faith.


AB Women’s Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry with a commitment to encourage and empower women and girls to serve God.  We meet on an alternative basis afternoon and evening.  We meet the third Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM  and  the third Monday evening at 6:00PM.  Our goal is mission minded working on White Cross and many mission projects.  All women are invited to our meetings.

Family Fun Night
There are Saturday's set aside as Family Fun Night.  Food, fellowship, and fun are the goals.  We have had game nights, wiener roasts, pizza night, entertain the group home residents, decorating the church, Christmas Caroling and many more fun times. 

Faithfully Serving God and Man.  The men of the First Baptist Church meet the first Saturday of each month for breakfast.  Through prayer and study we want to bring men and boys into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.   Our mission is service minded, serving the needs of our church and community.

Supporting Missionaries:
America for Christ Offering:
Dayton Oaks Church Camp:
World Mission Offering:
One Great Hour of Sharing.
Radio Station KJYL:.

what we believe

The 1.3-million members and over 5,200 congregations of American Baptist Churches USA share with more than 42 million Baptists around the world a common tradition begun in the early 17th century.  That tradition has emphasized the Lordship and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, believers’ baptism, the competency of all believers to be in direct relationship with God and to interpret Scripture, the importance of the local church, the assurance of freedom in worship and opinion, and the need to be Christ’s witnesses within society.


Mercy & Rick Barnes serving in Mexico
Adalia & Ray Schelliger-Gutieriz serving in Mexico 

our mission

First Baptist Church is a “being and doing” church engaged in God’s missional activities with our community and in the broader world beyond.

Pastor steve swanholm

Notes from Pastor’s desk For July2017

Commitment or Surrender?

What’s the difference?  Is one better than the other?  Can you have one without the other?  These questions are often asked and sometimes debated.  Today’s church often calls us to be committed; our time, our talents, and our tithes; but this begs another the question, can we really be committed if we aren’t surrendered to Jesus? 

A look at Roman’s 5:15 talks about being a slave (surrendered) to sin or a slave (surrendered) to Christ.  Before we knew Christ as our Savior our life was both surrendered to Satan and self—to Sin.  A commitment to gain all we could and to reap the rewards of our sinful life.  When we surrendered our life to Christ for salvation, we not only received salvation but the opportunity to live a committed life for Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit! 

I purpose that our surrender superseded our commitment and that our commitment level depends on the totality of our surrender.  Jesus did not make a commitment to mankind but rather total surrender to the Father’s will (never the less not my will but thine be done).  Because of that we have a savior, intercessor, coming again a King who gives us the promise of eternal life with Him.  Our level of commitment depends not only on our surrender but the understanding of who and what we are in Jesus Christ.  Jesus the Word gives opportunities to exercise our commitment to other people, the church body, and the community, the nation (armed Services), through the use of our time, talents, and tithes.  He gives us wisdom to do so to bring God the glory and honor.   

Just a couple of important questions to ask yourself; Have I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ completely?  Is my commitment level what God is calling me to be at?

Surrendered and Committed in Jesus Christ

Pastor Steve

Share Christmas:
Retired Ministers and Missionaries:
Food Pantry:
White Cross:
Disaster Aid both local

and around the word.

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa


10 am every Sunday

Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove