We hope you will enjoy worshiping and the fellowship with us as we follow Jesus together. Whether you are 5 or 105, there is a place in our church family for you and yours.
God’s Faithful Blessing
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our address is 1290-32nd St, Allegan, MI, 49010. Contact us, or call our office at 269-673-5683.
COME AS YOU ARE! Wear whatever you are comfortable in, if that is jeans, pants, suit, dress, t-shirt, etc. Your relationship with the Lord is not based on the clothes you wear. If you want to dress up you may, but you are welcome to wear everyday clothes. You will find a variety of dress here at our worship gatherings.
No, you will not be asked to stand up before the congregation. Our Greeters will be happy to hand you a welcome packet with information about us and a visitor card you may fill out and place into the offering plate.
We blend traditional elements of worship such as hymns and The Lord’s Supper with contemporary praise songs, video clips, drama, and practical Bible messages to communicate God’s timeless message in a culturally relevant way.
We have two Growth Groups that begin at 9:30 am. A ladies study in room 230 (main level, end of hall) and a men & woman’s group that meets in room 110 (downstairs next to the kitchen)
Worship Service is at 10:30 am.
Our Greeters will be happy to guide you and your family to the correct class rooms. We have a KidZone program for nursery through 5th grade.
We offer a variety of Wednesday evening programs. Wednesday nights start off with Awana for ages 3yrs old through 5th grade, Island group for 6th – 8th grade teens and Adult Bible Study classes are offered as well.
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Get to Know Us
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.
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