About First Baptist Church

Welcome

We hope you will enjoy worshipping and fellowshipping with us as we follow Jesus together. Our church motto is “A Church For Every Generation”. So, whether you are 5, or 105, there is a place in our church family for you and yours.

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fbc-historyA Brief History

Although First Baptist Church enjoys a new campus, it has a long history of God’s faithful blessing in Allegan.

As people of Baptist origins moved into the area in the 1830’s they met to worship and fellowship in homes. In 1841 they approached the nearby Plainfield Church for help in forming their own church. At this time they had thirty-six members recorded with H. Munger as their pastor.

On April 18, 1841, with twenty people in attendance, the first complete service of the infant church was held by celebrating the Baptismal Ordinance and the Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper. At the regular Covenant Meeting on May 15, 1841 the First Baptist Society of Allegan was legally organized as a Baptist Church and Society.

Because of the need to expand the facilities, the present 45,000 square foot facility was dedicated on 62 acres of land on October 2, 2001 under the ministry of Pastor Jim Turner.

God continued his faithfulness to our church during the ministry of Pastor Greg Carlson.  In 2011, during pastor Greg’s tenure, we burned the 2001 mortgage and celebrated 170 years of God’s blessing here at FBC Allegan.

Most recently we acknowledged God’s call of Pastor Nathan Smith. We are trusting God to continue to use us in Allegan County and around the world.


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Our Mission Statement

We exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, encouraging all through the Word of God to know Him and grow to be like Him.

Our Mission Statement
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Our Staff

Large enough to serve you. Small enough to know you. Get to know the staff of First Baptist Church, and connect with us.

Our Staff
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Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions around First Baptist Church for members, visitors and all.

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