About First Baptist Church


About Us

First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines offers an assortment of programs and ministries for the entire family. 

Worship begins at 10 o'clock each Sunday morning and generally lasts one hour. We observe the ordinance of Communion on the first Sunday of each month.

Sunday Worship Schedule

  • Coffee/Tea/Juice Fellowship  9:45 to 10:00 am and 11:00 to 11:15 am
  • Worship (in-person & live stream)  10:00 to11:00 am    

If you are unable to attend or live stream Sunday's service, or if you would like to review a past sermon, click here to access archived services. 

What to Expect

Prior to worship, all members and guests are invited to gather for Coffee Fellowship time.


Our worship includes personally relevant and inspiring Bible-based sermons,  traditional hymns and sacred music,  and fellowship. Our worship is periodically enhanced by adult and children choirs and instrumental ensembles. The sermons and the pew Bibles both utilize the New Living Translation.  


The dress for worship is generally "business casual," although all are welcome regardless of their attire. Our greeters and ushers are available to provide direction, and are happy answer questions and assist our guests.


Assistive listening devices are available for those with hearing impairments. Accommodations are accessible for persons who use wheelchairs. Large print editions of the Bible are available upon request.  Members and guests are welcome to use their smart phones or tablets as their Bible and may access our free guest wi-fi internet service.




Adult Small Groups Study & Fellowship  9:00 to 9:45 am and 11:15 am to noon 

Children & Youth

Childcare (Nursery) during Sunday worship will be available beginning September 12, 2021, for children infants through Pre-K.  Childcare workers and adult volunteers are trained and criminal background checks are conducted as a part of their screening. 

Children's Group activities for students K through 5th grade  are held on Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, beginning September 22, 2021.

Youth Group activities for students grades 6-12 are held on Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, beginning September 22, 2021.