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 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning and generally lasts one hour. We observe the ordinance of Communion on the first Sunday of each month with the exception of January and September.

Sunday Worship & Bible Study Schedule:

  • Adult Small Group Bible Study
    9:00 - 9:45 am or 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
  • Coffee Fellowship 9:45 - 10:00 am
  • Worship 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Coffee Fellowship 11:00 - 11:15 am
  • Children's Worship 10:15 - 11:00 am

Children & Youth

There are several activities for offered for our youngest members, which conveniently coincide with adult ministries and programs:

  • Childcare is available for children ages 0-2 years
  • Children's Worship is available for children ages 3-5 years, and grades 1-5 
  • Youth Group is available for students grades 6-12 on Wednesday's at 6:30 pm

Childcare workers and adult volunteers are trained and criminal background checks are conducted as a part of their screening.

What to Expect

Our congregational worship is characterized by traditional hymns and sacred music performed by the Chancel Choir. Our worship is periodically enhanced by instrumental ensembles, an adult hand bell choir and the children's choir.


The dress for worship at First Baptist Church 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. Prior to worship, all members and guests are invited to gather in the Narthex for our Coffee Fellowship time.


Elementary age children are invited to join their families for worship at 10:00 am. Following the Children's Sermon, children are then dismissed to Children's Worship. Busy Bags and tablets are provided at the Information Center for children wishing to remain with their families during the duration of worship.

Current Sermon Series

During this national health crisis, First Baptist Church is providing worship experiences online. Services are still held at 10:00 am, then archived on the website should you choose to view them at a later time. You can find our services at www.fbcdsm.org/live-stream.


The sermons at First Baptist Church and the Pew Bibles both utilize the New Living Translation. Large print editions are available in the Narthex from the Ushers. The Church is also equipped with an audio hearing assist system. Receivers are also available from the Ushers. 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.

Unable to Attend Worship this Week?

If you're unable to attend Sunday's service or would like to review a past sermon,  live stream, play archived video or listen to sermon podcasts click here on your computer or mobile device.