Who We Are

Our History

First Baptist Church of Tustin was established on April 17,1885 by a group of Swedish immigrants. . .

Our Purpose

First Baptist exists to help one another become faithful followers of Jesus Christ – People who live, love, and lead like Jesus. 
Click here to learn more about our  ministries and leaders.

Our Pastor

We are currently without a lead pastor. Sunday Services are still happening under the leadership of our Deacon Board and interim pastor Dave McMahon

What To Expect 

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.

What We Believe

 Special Services

 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.