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!

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

FBC COOK-OFF  -  Sunday, February 16, 6 pm

Since this year's cook-off will be near Valentine’s Day, the theme will be “Foods That You Love.”  We invite you to make a favorite dish (even if it is a favorite food that you have never actually made yourself.)  We will have a special prize for Valentine-themed foods.  We will vote for our favorites with coins, cash, and checks, with all proceeds going to earthquake relief in Puerto Rico.  Whether you bring an entry or just come to enjoy good food and fellowship, everyone is welcome!


The season on Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 26.  Our Ash Wednesday service will be at 6:30 pm in the lounge.  The service includes meditative music, scripture, prayer, silence, and imposition of ashes. 

Lent Study and Soup Suppers

March 4, 11, 25 - 5:30 pm


We invite you to join us for simple meals and conversations around the book The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers.  Author Amy Hollingsworth is a teacher and magazine and TV writer who became a friend of Fred Rogers.  The book is written in three sections, which we will discuss on three Wednesday evenings (taking Spring Break week off).  As we discuss insights from the book, this can be a springboard to reflect on our own lives and faith.  If you would like to order a copy (at a discounted cost of $5), please sign up on the bulletin board or call or email the church office.