Notes from Pastor’s desk 
February is known as the month of love—with Valentines day being the prime holiday.  So, in keeping with the theme I have this question “Did you know you have to Love back”? 

The first is labeled worldly love—it is usually large in size, very rusty, full of holes, and no matter how you try to fill the bucket it is no more than half full and always wanting more.   The second is labeled Godly love and is always shiny, full and the more you pour it out the larger the bucket becomes.  It is always full to over flowing.   The first bucket is always focused on ourselves our needs, our wants and desires no wonder it’s never full.    The second bucket is focused on God and others, it is always full and constantly replenished with God’s love for us and others—especially when we focus our love on God.   

 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a tells us what Godly love is like: Patient has God been patient with you—we should be patient with others.  Kind we should be kind not boastful or arrogant, not irritable or resentful, rejoicing in truth not wrongdoing, love bears all things,  believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love is Christ and He was a servant, a sacrifice, a healer, provider, shepherd, respecter of personage, available to all who come to Him, he transformed those who believed in Him. He came in in Love for his creation (us)—lived to show us how to live and love, died to give us life and lives today for our hope in life eternal.

May we lie and love as Christ did, so others may see him. 

In His love, 

Pastor Steve


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

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:.

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.

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove, Iowa

Sunday school

All ages welcome! 9:00 am Sundays


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


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.

Pastor steve swanholm


10 am every Sunday

First Baptist Church of Eagle Grove