10 am every Sunday

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 

Pastor steve swanholm

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa

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

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.

Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays

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

and around the word.


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 Notes from Pastor’s desk 
Are You a Disciple of Jesus?

Has anyone asked you, are you a Disciple of Jesus? Perhaps not because we seldom ask those questions
anymore. But have you asked yourself that question? What does the Bible say about what a Disciple is
or what one does as a Disciple of Christ?
In Luke 14:26-27, Jesus said 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and
children, brother and sister—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And
whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
What Jesus is saying is that you as a disciple must put Him First Above All; everything or person,
especially your personal desire (self-will). A true disciple puts the Master first, learns from Him and
serves Him and others with His power (the power of the Holy Spirit.)
Now becoming a disciple of Jesus is a lifelong process and as we grow in His presence in our lives as we
learn more of Him thru His word (bible) and fellowship with other believers. John 13:34-35 states: 34  “A
new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By
this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. Also in John 8: 31-32 He
tells us if we hold on to His teaching you will know you are a Disciple of Christ. As we make sure, of our
calling and practice that what Jesus taught us to do—as He has done. We can do as He commanded us
to do in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go and make Disciples”.
A life as a disciple of Jesus is a life filled with fruit of the spirit and a trip of a lifetime taken one step at a
Following Christ one step at a time. Pastor Steve​
Pastor Steve


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.

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove