We are a small rural church. We love our community and we want to show the love of Jesus through our weekly church services, kids programs, community outreach, and by caring for our neighbors. We'd love to meet you! Our service time is Sundays at 11am.
First Baptist exists to help one another become faithful followers of Jesus Christ - People who live, love, and lead like Jesus.
First Baptist Church of Tustin was established on April 17,1885 by a group of Swedish immigrants
It was part of the Swedish Baptist Churches of America which eventually became the Baptist General Conference (now known as Converge Worldwide). This group of like-minded churches is known for its peaceful spirit and evangelistic passion. Our district is called Converge MidAmerica. (click the links to learn more).
Throughout the years FBC has seen it ups and downs. The average pastoral tenure was about four years but Pastor Sean has been here since October of 2001. We are a healthy church that is seeking to bless the Pine River area. We cherishes our long and faithful tradition of Christian witness but we are looking forward and we are excited about what God will do in our future.
Worshiping Jesus Everything we do in the worship service is about Jesus - singing, praying, preaching, and giving. It's all focused on Him because he gave His life for us!
Biblical Teaching We focus on teaching from the Bible because we believe it is how God reveals himself through Jesus. At it's heart, the Bible is the story of Jesus and His people.
No Perfect People First Baptist Church is not some sort of museum for saints or people who live perfect lives. Instead, it's a place for broken people. People who need God's grace and forgiveness. We're a hospital where sinners find healing and health in Jesus.
Casual Atmosphere We are a loving and open family seeking Jesus together.Don't worry about what to wear. Sure, bring a cup of coffee into the sanctuary. Are your kids fidgety? That's okay (ours were too). We provide activity bags so they can enjoy the service too. This is your home.
The Lord's Supper On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate the Lord's Supper (also known as Communion). This is a very special celebration of Jesus' sacrifice to pay the penalty for our sins. The bread is a symbol of Jesus' body which he offered on the cross. The grape Juice is a symbol of Jesus' blood which he shed to pay the price for our sins.
We practice open communion, which means if you have asked God to forgive you of your sins on the basis of Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection (NOT on the basis of the good things that you do), then you are welcome to celebrate with us. Some church's practice closed communion which means you have to be a member of the church to participate in the celebration. Communion Sunday worship services typically last about 1 ½ hours.
a Baptism All Baptist churches practice Believer's Baptism. This means that we baptize people on the basis of their own faith in Jesus (we do not baptize babies). Baptism is a symbol of what Jesus has done for us. We go under the water to symbolize that he paid the price for our sins by His death. We come up out of the water to symbolize that we have been raised with Jesus in his resurrection and now we are living a completely new life - a life of following Jesus. Our baptism services are typically held at Center Lake Bible Camp or in a pond at the home of one of our members. If you are interested in being baptized talk to a Deacon.
9:30 a.m. every Sunday morning. Sunday School is for all ages. It's an opportunity to study God's word together. With teaching tailored to each age group, there's an opportunity to learn.
11 a.m. every Sunday morning. Nursery is available for ages 0-3 during the worship service.
Kids Club meets Mid-September through April. Check out our Facebook page or contact the church for more details. We do background checks on all our children's ministry workers.
MERGE is for all teens grades 8-12. It meets Mid-September through April. For more information contact Jason or Connie Underhill or Dorice Koetje.