First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa


10 am every Sunday

Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays

 Notes from Pastor’s desk For Thanksgiving


The Holiday season has started and Thanksgiving is on the way.  Turkeys Beware!  Is Thanksgiving only about food, black Friday, and football?   There is nothing wrong about those things but is this really an opportunity for Christians to stand out from the rest of the world.

Giving thanks is a form true of worship-we find this in many scriptures.  In Luke 17:12-19 ten men were healed and only one returned to thank Jesus.  Are you truly thankful?  Tell Jesus and others.  What should we be thankful for?  Thank God for making us, providing for us, for Jesus dying on the Cross for our sins, and for all the wonderful things he has done for us.  We are to acknowledge His greatness, goodness, mercy, love, direction, patience, saving grace and eternal life.  The relationship we have with Him and the opportunity to share it with others; so they too can rejoice and be thankful to God.  As you take time this season what else can you as an individual and we as a church be thankful for?  As we seek to answer that question be sure to share it with others.  If you are struggling to find reasons to be thankful there several things you will find helpful:  read God’s word, pray, visit with others to share in their praises or concerns, and seek to encourage others.  Most of all focus on Jesus.  The song “Count Your Blessings,” tell us, count your blessings name them one by one, count your many blessings see what God has done.

May God bless you, and may you share His blessings with others.

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Steve


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.


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.

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

and around the word.

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.

Pastor steve swanholm

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove