Welcome! We are so glad you found us! It is our sincere desire at First Baptist to serve the Springfield community by uplifting Jesus as the one and only Lord of life! Our prayer for all believers is that you will be blessed and strengthened in the Spirit, Grace and Power of the Lord; that through Him you will find a life of abundant peace, spontaneous joy, and unending passion. First Baptist is a growing fellowship of Spirit filled believers coming together to declare the awesome glory of the Lord and to celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. Visitors are always welcome! We hope that you will come join with us in humble praise and joyous celebration of the risen Lord!
For Full schedule of Worship times click here -> SERVICES
Hebrews: An Apology for Our Time.
Pastor Mike has started a new “Sunday” series of messages that relate very much to the times in which we live today. In the first few centuries of the church many believers had to endure cruel hostilities because of their faith. The Hebrew believers were no different. Written to a group of Jewish Christians, most likely from or around Rome just prior to the Neronian persecutions that began in A.D. 64, these believers were facing tough decisions. Do I stand with Christ and endure the hostility, or, do I deny Him feigning I am Jewish but not Christian? If your faith was put to the test how would you stand?
Jesus gave up everything for us. Do we love Him enough to return the favor?
God Bless the 6 new believers who were baptized in Sept. 2015, and our New members Mike and Helen Lecrone and Kathy Davis!
Oct. 3rd New Ladies Bible Study! – Prayer, based upon the blockbuster movie “War Room.” Helen Lekrone leading
Oct. 10th Workday at the church – 9:00 am – ??
Oct. 17th Billy Graham Assc. – Training 10:00 – 12:00 pm and 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Oct. 22nd BGEA Training Session 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Oct. 24th Family Fun Fall Festival – Evangelism Outreach
Springfield First Baptist will be hosting their annual Fall Festival 2-5 pm Saturday, Oct. 24 . It will feature a Bounce House, carnival games with prizes, and a clothing give away. Snacks including popcorn, apples with dip, and hot dogs will be served.
Additionally, First Baptist will be having their monthly Movie and Munchies night beginning at 5:30 pm. This months film is “Gallows Road” God Forgives… Will you?
FBC hosts the community wide Movie & Munchies event every fourth Saturday of the month.
These events are free and open to the public. Please call FBC at (217) 523-7731 for any additional information.
Bible Studies and Worship
Tuesday Men’s Bible Study 6:15 AM
Ray Vander Lann – “Fire on the Mountain”
When the Israelites left Egypt, they were finally free. Free from persecution, free from oppression, and free to worship their God. But with that freedom comes a new challenge – learning how to live together the way God intends. In this ninth volume of Faith Lessons, discover how God teaches the Israelites what it means to be part of a community that loves him and what that means for us today.
Saturday Ladies Bible Study
Starting Saturday Oct. 3rd at 10:00 AM
War Room Bible Study – based on the #1 Film The War Room
The Cost will be $16.00 & includes two books for study – If you would like to be a part of thisclick HERE to Contact us.
About the movie: Tony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all-great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident.
Discipleship For Growing Believers!!
Sundays at 6:30pm – The Sr. Pastor, Michael Henderson leads a class entitled “Fresh Start” for all believers. The class is geared toward growth “In Christ” and is ideal for those who would like a refresher in the foundational Biblical Studies found in Scripture. The is is a must class for all who desire to draw closer to God and understand Him on a deeper level.
First Baptist ROKU Channel – ChurchVu –
(For Program Choose On Demand Below)
For a limited Time you can watch a replay of the Rapture Forums Prophecy Conference that was held here at First baptist Springfield. The Speakers were Dr. Thomas Ice , Nathan Jones, Bill Salus, Donald Perkins, and Chris Quintana. The Conference can also be viewed on First Baptist’s ROKU channel ChurchVu.
Please pray for us to open this avenue of preaching the gospel through live streams in the near future.
Saturday Evening Worship, Concerts, & Films , Saturdays at 7:00 pm!
Saturday 7:00 pm weekly Worship and fellowship. Working on Sunday mornings? No problem. There is plenty of opportunity to lift praises to God in song and testimony on Saturday nights! We are inviting you to come, share, and join in in celebrating what our AWESOME GOD is doing in our lives. The Bible tells us we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together, (see Heb. 10:25). Please make every opportunity to attend. Sometimes we have a concert, other times a movie, but we always are doing something to lift up the name of Jesus. Many in the community have said they cannot come on Sunday Mornings so this is your opportunity to Worship the King during the evening. We are here to serve the Lord and in doing that serve you! Remember John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him may have eternal life! Find new life in Christ at FBC!
First Baptist Church
301 South Grand West
Springfield, IL 62704
Humility Cures Worldliness - Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. — James 4:7-8 (NKJV)
Continental Breakfast Sunday’s at 9:15am Followed by Bible Study!!
Come Join us for a Continental breakfast every Sunday Morning at 9:15am followed by Bible Study classes! We have something for everyone and you're invited!!
Christ Died For…
“The Sifted Generation, Tested, Tried, and Found True”
This is our Pastors latest book. Across the land, persecution is intensifying against Christians. For the first time in history the persecution of the saints of God has gone global!! Very soon the faith of Christians and churches all over the America is going to be put to the test. Even as we speak, hatred and antagonism toward Christians is making headlines across the nation. Will you be able to stand boldly for Christ when called upon?
The Sifted Generation is a resource to help believers understand the seriousness of what is confronting us. It also gives loving counsel on how to face the coming onslaught and reveals why our generation is witnessing the alarming rise of darkness. The world is choosing its sides and the stage is being set for soon return of the Lord Jesus Christ! Are you ready?
(The book can be purchased at the the following retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Thomas Nelson – WestBow Press
25 Reasons To Believe
Download the New FREE EBOOK!!! 25 Reasons to Believe
In conjunction with Business Men In Christ and our Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible study we have written a booklet that helps all people, especially teens and young adults, to understand, defend, and share their faith. The 30 page booklet is FREE TO ALL. Pray for it to traverse the world. We are asking that people download a copy then either forward it to everyone you know and post a link to it everywhere you can all to the glory of God!! There is no authors name on the outside of the book. It can also be used as a help for parents who are struggling with telling the children about God. May the Lord bless this apologetical work to His glory!!