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.


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


10 am every Sunday

Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa

Notes from Pastor’s desk For April 2017

May—May Day, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day; from the beginning to end a busy month.  May Day a basket for your true love, Mother’s day, celebrates a mother’s love and dedication, and Memorial Day, a day to remember the sacrifice of our brave men and women serving in our country’s armed forces.  All days set aside for candy, flowers, and family gatherings over a long weekend spent camping or picnicking.   What about Church?  Is May the beginning of the busy summer season for you? Don’t forget to include worshipping together with your church family on Sundays.  

I want to share with you something I experienced while waiting in the hospital for Karleen.  I normally take a book but forgot to bring one this time.  As I was watching TV, a family with a youngster came into the waiting room.  When the folks went in to see the doctor, the young man sat down and began to read the comic page in the newspaper.  He asked me what a moat was, after explaining the meaning I went back to watching TV.  A little while later he asked another question.  After I answered the second question he began to share a story with me about his family.  He said he was a Christian and I replied I’m a Pastor.  He began to talk about ISIS—the devil—and things in Revelation.  Quite an interesting conversation it was!  When an elderly couple came in, he ran to open and hold the door for them.  Before returning to our conversation he made the comment that people need to read the Bible and believe.  His folks came and he left with a goodbye.  

What is really striking is that he was about ten or twelve years old, I am somewhat old, he was black and I am white and he didn’t hesitate to share with me about God.  This is what I’ve been teaching on Sunday Nights.  If a young boy can share about God, what is holding us back?  Let us learn to share God with everyone.

How interesting to see how God works! 

In Christs Love,

Pastor Steve

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove