About First Baptist Church

About Us

First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines offers an assortment of programs and ministries for the entire family. We are a warm, loving church and we hope you find your time spent with us a blessing!


Our mission is “Lighting the Way to Life by Centering People on Christ.” We exist to reach out and help people who are seeking to find, renew, or strengthen a relationship with Jesus, our Lord and Savior. 

Sunday Worship Schedule

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. A typical Sunday schedule:

  • Coffee/Tea/Juice Fellowship is available both before and following our worship service
  • Christian Education classes 9:00 am and 11:15 am
  • Worship (in-person & live stream)  10:00 to11:00 am    
  • Children's Worship held during our worship service

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 

Our worship includes personally relevant and inspiring Bible-based sermons, traditional hymns, sacred music, our chancel choir, special music, and fellowship.


Assistive listening devices are available for those with hearing impairments. Our facilities are handicapped accessible. Large print editions of the Bible are available upon request. 



Adult Small Discussion Groups  meet both before and after worship, and at various times throughout the week.

Children & Youth

Childcare is available during both worship and Wednesday Night activities.

Children's Group
activities are available for students kindergarten through 5th grade Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, September through April.


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


Community Outreach

First Baptist has a 170-year history of helping to meet the needs of the local community on an on-going basis and for special needs. First, and foremost, the Church regularly prays for the welfare of individuals and the community.  The Church takes on community service projects, provides financial and in-kind support to individuals and organizations, and offers the building as a place for local groups to meet.  We are determined to serve others. We share the good news of God’s unconditional love for the metro area, the state, the nation and the world.