About Us

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation in Pella, IA, located on the corner of Independence St and Broadway. Handicapped parking is available off of Independence St. near the building and on Broadway St. in front of the building. 

Get Connected


  • Nursery (Under 3) offered during most worship services
  • Sunday school for all ages (Sep - May) 
  • Wednesday night CONNECT for all ages (Sep - April)

High School 

  • Sunday school at 10:45 a.m.
  • Sunday night youth group at 7:00 p.m. (during the school year)
  • Several special activities and trips throughout the year including LifeLight music festival in South Dakota, Regional Youth Event in Cedar Rapids, Winter Jam in Des Moines, 30 Hour Famine and more!

Adult Groups

  • Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. (Sep - May)
  • Senior Singles Group at 2:00 p.m. on last Monday of each month and lunch out the second Friday of each month
  • Mary Martha Women's Group at 1:30 p.m. on third Monday of each month
  • Search & Grow Women's Group at 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month (during summer meets at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at Windmill Cafe)
  • Senior Citizens Lunch Group at 11:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month
  • Men's Bible Study on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. in the church parlor
  • Men's Breakfast Group at 7:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month
  • Various small groups that meet regularly for study and fellowship throughout the month

CONNECT - Wednesdays Sep - April

  • 5:15 p.m. Hand Bell rehearsal in the sanctuary
  • 5:45 p.m. Family meal - free will donation received
  • 6:30 p.m. CONNECT activities
    • Children's class for ages 0 - 3rd grade
    • Inter-generational class for 4th grade to adult
    • 2nd/4th Wednesdays: Stitches from the Heart, a knitting/crochet ministry group
    • 4th Wednesdays: various service projects 
  • 7:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal in the sanctuary