First Baptist Church

Centerville, Iowa - United States

Denomination: Baptist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Phone: (641)856-2420
Email: Contact Us
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Centerville is located 4 blocks west of the town square. Established August of 1857 this church has carried out ministry for over 157 years. The present sanctuary was built in 1905 and remodeled about 6 years ago. The attached gym and classroom addition was built almost 30 years ago. The Sunday Worship services are at 8:15 A.M. and 10:30 A.M. with a 6:00 P.M. service for anyone and a 7:00 P.M. Service for Youth. Our A.M. Services combined average attendance is a little over 200 per Sunday. Current annual budget is around $220,000.00. The Church body is made up of many school teachers, hospital workers, farmers, white collar and blue collar workers. Our Services are blended music (contemporary and hymns). We also have a choir of about 25 total members (10-11 men) and a Bell Choir. Music is a strength for this church with strong lay leadership. Our youth program has been strong under our former Associate Pastor. They plan a yearly mission trip (during the summer) and have been to Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Mexico, the Bahamas and and Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Many of the youth have been discipled by the former Associate Pastor and his wife. Two are now working toward Missions work and many are Christian leaders in their communities. Locally the whole church has been growing in missions as we seek to reach our community for Christ. In recent years we have been through the Purpose Driven Life; Purpose Driven Church; The Truth Project. We have several active small groups that are involved in spiritual and fellowship growth. For Children we have Sonlight that meets Wednesday afternoons during the school year. There are several lay people who are willing to work in this ministry.