COVID-19 Response

Join us for in-person worship or watch our service via live streaming!

In February 2021, First Baptist Church of Greater Des Moines resumed in-person worship services at 10 am on Sundays, ending nearly a year of restricted access to the Church due to our voluntary implementation of health and safety guidelines to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Christian education classes for adults are now meeting at the Church both before and after our Sunday service, and our Wednesday night activities for adults,  youth and children  resumed in September 2021.


During the building's closure (March 2020-February 2021), our church reached its members and friends with online worship services and activities. When we resumed the in-person Sunday worship we also affirmed the importance of maintaining our live streaming service for those who are unable to be in church on Sunday for any reason.


Our in-person services and Christian education classes follow appropriate health and safety guidelines, and we respect an individual's choice to use a facial mask or to request social distancing. Masks and hand sanitizer are available at the church.


Now, with COVID-19 vaccination efforts in full force and health officials continually revising appropriate guidelines, we will resume more in-person activities at the Church in September,  including our popular Wednesday night activities for children, youth and adults. For updates on our services and programming, please refer to our news page.


The Church Office is open and staffed Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (except holidays).  If you have questions about attending a service or an activity, or if you would like to know more about our COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, please visit the Church Office at 8250 NW 62nd Avenue in Johnston, call (515) 243-8161, or email


If you are unable to attend the 10:00 am worship service, live stream and archived videos are available for you to view at home or on your mobile device.


For the latest COVID-19 developments and safety guidelines, we are staying abreast of information from these public health sources: