New Book on FBC History

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.

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

Sunday, October 27 following worship

  • games
  • pumpkin carving/painting contest
  • cake walk
  • walking tacos
  • invite a friend!


 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!


We will gather for a 7-minute worship service and continue our worship through service projects in our community and beyond including Make Campustown Shine, assembling hygiene kits for refugees, making blankets for newborns at Primnary Heath Care, and visiting residents in care facilities.  We will gather back at the Fellowship Hall at noon for a meal.  Please join us for a Great Day!