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.

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

Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays

 Notes from Pastor’s desk 

February the shortest month of the year, and usually one of the coldest months. As well, it is the month
that we have the celebration of love. This is the time for cupid, valentine cards, Candy and flowers,
getting engaged and all things tender and mushy (as some small boys describe February.)
So what about love, particularly God’s love for us and our love for others? In John 3:16 we know God
loves the world so much He gave His only Son as a sacrifice for our sins to reconcile us to Him. In 1 st
Corinthians 13 we see how we are to Love one another with patience, kindness and the list goes on to
describe loving relationships with others. But you might ask, “How does God Love me specifically?”
Let’s look at Jesus’s relationship with Peter. This can give us a pretty good view of Christ’s love for us as
individuals. First Jesus called Peter—as He calls each of us individually. Jesus walked daily with
Peter—we can walk daily with Jesus. Jesus gave Peter insight, “Who do you say that I am?” You are the
Christ. He gives us insight through His word and the Holy Spirit. He admonished Peter “Get thee
behind me Satan” and he admonishes us through His word, Holy Spirit and other believers. He gave
Peter an insight into what was going to happen, “ you will deny me three times before the rooster crows”
He gives us insight into what will happen. He prayed for Peter and he prays for us—John 17. He went to
the cross for Peter (who denied him three times) to take his sins. He went to the cross for us to take our
sins. He reinstated Peter—do you love me three times?—feed my sheep three times. He restores us to
serve Him. And in Acts He empowered Peter to preach and heal for Jesus’s Glory.
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves you, and O’how He loves you and me.
A new command I give you—to love one another

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Steve

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:.

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa


10 am every Sunday

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove