2502 E. College Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61704
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About Us

If you want to learn more about FBC, you’ve come to the right place!

A Brief History of FBC

First Baptist Church has been making a difference in the lives of members of our community since 1837 – and we’re still making a difference today – as we seek to continue to be faithful witnesses of Christ’s love for us.

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American Baptist - what is one?

FBC is one of 5,200 American Baptist congregations (with over 1.3 million members!) that are committed to the Bible as the divinely-inspired word of God, to the local church, to mission, to service, and to evangelism. In particular, we’d like to share with you 10 facts that are representative of the tradition and practice of American Baptists.

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There is a DNA to any church. Most will need to come and visit to determine FBC’s DNA. But for those who would like to know the DNA before visiting, here are some values that shape how we live out the Gospel calling to be Christ-followers together and beyond these walls.

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FBC’s Windows

Two large circular stained glass windows – the Creation Window and the Christ Window – speak of God’s salvation story.

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Joining God at FBC

Six Sundays a year, we offer a lunch after our worship service to discuss questions about theology and to talk about what our American Baptist church is all about.

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Meet the Church Board

FBC’s Church Board are the leaders of our congregation. They meet monthly and provide overall care, direction, guidance, coordination, and decision making for the total program of the church.

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Meet the Staff

We are blessed with a talented, dedicated, enthusiastic, tireless, and Spirit-led staff at First Baptist Church of Bloomington. We invite you to “get to know’em”!

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Our People

We are a community of believers in the Good News of Jesus Christ, but just like you, we experience the pain of broken promises and relationships. We struggle with anger, or impatience, or disappointment, or fear. We hurt others by and through our own words and actions. In short, we stumble and fall, and we are in need of healing.

But as we come to terms with our own sin, we do not let that define us. We recognize and trust in the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross for all of our sins.

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Our Vision

Our vision provides us with inspiration, focus, and direction as we seek to discern God’s plan for us and for those around us – in our families, in our community, and in our world. Four areas, inspired from Biblical teachings, do indeed provide us with a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.

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Service Hours & Information

Every Sunday morning, we gather together as a community of believers to learn about – and to experience – the unfailing, ever-enduring love of God. Our morning schedule includes Church School, a Gathering Time, and Worship.

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Stories of Faith

How is the living God working in the lives of FBC members and friends of the congregation? Several individuals have shared their stories of struggle and joy; hopefully, they will give you comfort, encouragement, and direction in the event that you are experiencing similar circumstances.

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