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

We're celebrating 150 years of ministry! 

150 Years in Photographs

 Join us this Sunday!        Worship 9:45a      Church School 11:15a    

Fall Sermon Series: God’s Covenant Brings Hope

September 9 - “The Ark and the Rainbow,” Genesis 6:11-22, 8:6-12, 9:8-17
September 16 – “Destination Unknown,” Genesis 12:1-9
September 23 – “Suffering Unjustly,” Genesis 39:1-23
September 30 – “Parting the Waters,” – Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29
October 7 – “As On Eagles’ Wings,” – Exodus 19:3-7, 20:1-17
October 14 – “Renewing the Covenant,” Joshua 24:1-26

October 21 - Great Day of Service


Fall Kickoff!

Our fall schedule begins on September 9!


9:45  worship

11:00 Fellowship (second Sundays)

11:00  Church School classes for all ages

Our choir presenting "How Can I Keep from Singing," the anthem by Mark Grizzard commissioned for our 150th Anniversary Celebration.