Click here for our 150th Anniversary video!

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, Iowa.  Click here to order your copy.
Squaw Creek Church ~1860-66, meeting at Hoggatt School, near corner of Lincoln Way and Maple
200 Lynn Avenue, 1950-present
Fifth and Kellogg,1872-1909
Fifth and Kellogg, 1910-1949

Covenant House, 304 Lynn Avenue

Student Ministry, Associate Pastor's Residence,

later home of Center for Creative Justice, 1960-93

Roger Williams House
Student Ministry and Pastor's Residence
120 Lynn Avenue, 1930-49

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