First Baptist Church of Ames

First Baptist will be hosting the Biennial Regional Gathering on October 7-8!  Our region includes 130 churches in Iowa and Minnesota.  For more information and to register, click here.  We look forward to Dr. Jeff Woods preaching in worship here on October 9.  Jeff is Associate General Secretary for ABC/USA and will be here for the regional gathering.


Welcome!  We are an American Baptist congregation located in the heart of the Iowa State University community.  First Baptist is a mix of college students, families, current and retired ISU faculty and staff, and folks from all over the Ames community.  We strive for:

  • joyful worship that engages both heart and mind
  • deep fellowship that enriches our life together
  • compassionate service in our community and world


 We are located in Campustown in Ames, one block south of the ISU Memorial Union.  We are "building an inclusive family of faith" and invite you to join us!

Join us this Sunday!       Worship 9:45 am       Church School 11:00 am     







Photography for our new church directory is October 24-25  from 2-9 pm each day.  Click here to sign up for a photography time, or call the church office at 515-292-9612 for assistance.


On October 23, we will meet for worship at 9:45.  We will have a 7-minute service in the sanctuary and then spend the morning worshiping through serving others.  There are projects for all ages and abilities - some off-site and some here at the church.  We will meet back in the fellowship hall at noon to report in on our work and share a simple meal.  Plan to join us for a Great Day!