New Book on FBC History Now Available!

by Pastor David Russell

64 pages, full color photos


What connection do evangelist Billy Sunday, retail magnate J.C. Penney, the first mutual health insurance program in the country, and the Delaware Indians have with First Baptist Church? Learn about all of this and more in Blessing the Past, Building the Future: The History of the First Baptist Church of Ames, IowaClick here to order your copy.

MUSIC CAMP 2019

July 8-12, 9:00-11:30 am

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

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


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!