Welcome to First Baptist Springfield!!

Come worship with us!!

166 years old and still going strong!!

ChurchFBCApril15Welcome! 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
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Hebrews: An Apology for Our Time.

Hebrews BackgroundPastor 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?

Coming Up!


Abraham Lincoln Prayer Walk – Aug 29th

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(formerly God Belongs In Springfield)


Ice Cream Social & Baptism Celebration

Banana SplitCome join us on August 30th at 5:00 PM, for an exciting “Double Dipping” time! We will begin with fellowship, Ice Cream, and snacks followed by a Celebratory baptismal service! This is a special service to publicly identify with Christ those who have given their hearts to Him during the summer months. We hope you will be there!

CCBA is hosting…

Comedian – Dennis Swanberg on Saturday Sept. 19th at Springfield High School

Bible Studies and Worship


Tuesday Mens Bible Study 6:15 AM

Reformation Overview

This Tuesday Sept. 1st we will be viewing the film “God’s Outlaw,” the Life of William Tyndale as we wind up our studies on the reformation period. Tyndale was burned at the stake for publishing the Bible in English. it is a great film and all men are welcome!

God’s Outlaw: The Story Of William Tyndale – Trailer from Vision Video on Vimeo.


Ladies Bible Study every Tuesday Morning!

Studies in Matthew! The sayings of Jesus!
Sayings of Jesus matthewTuesday Mornings at 10:30 am!  This is an exciting and engaging study into the sayings of Jesus through the lens of Matthew. Who was his audience? What things are explicitly taught in Matthew that are not found in the other synoptics?Come and journey with other ladies as they explore the majesty of Christ from an eyewitness testimony!
All ladies of all ages are welcome to attend. For more information contact the church office at 217-523-7731

Fresh Start Discipleship Training!!

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.


Monthly Events


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Gospel Sing every third Friday! Free Meal 5:30 pm with singing at 6:30 pm

Next sing is Aug 21st

Beginning with a meal at 5:30 pm with a meal singers from as far south as Edinburg and as far north as Atterberry will be gathering every 3rd Friday of 2015 with their musical talent to sing for the glory of God! It will be a fun night as well as a worshipful one with song and testimony as we all come together to sing out to the Lord in uplifted praise! The event is free to the public. All you have to do is show up! See you there!

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!


2015 Fall & Winter Music Schedule

First Baptist Church has an exciting Gospel Concert schedule lined up for the next several months!

Great music and fellowship. We look forward to seeing YOU!!!

August, 2015

Friday, August 21st – Third Friday Gospel Sing (open mic) – Lite meal 5:30p/Music 6:30p

September, 2015

  • Saturday, September 12th @ 7pm: JOE ARVIEW, pastor and Country Gospel Artist from Southern Illinois, you will be blessed with Great Country gospel music! (refreshments). Doors open at 6:00 pm. (Brian Morgan on piano & vocals 6:30 -7:00 pm)
  • Friday, September 18th @ 7:00pm – HICKORY GROVE BLUEGRASS BAND, a popular Central Illinois bluegrass gospel band, with guitar, banjo, bass & fiddle. (refreshments). Doors open at 6:00 pm


October, 2015

  • Saturday, October 3rd @7:00pm – CHRIS HIMMEL, of ANTICIPATION. Chris has been singing with his father and brothers for years with great family harmony. (refreshments). Doors open at 6:00 pm  (Brian Morgan on piano & vocals 6:30-7:00 pm)
  • Friday, October 16th @ 7:00 pm – THE CHOSEN ONES, from Manchester, IL, one of the most popular family groups in Southern Gospel music!   (refreshments).   Doors open at 6:00 pm  (Brian Morgan on piano & vocals 6:30-7:00 pm)


November, 2015

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!   No Concert or Gospel Sing

December, 2015

Friday, December 4 – Concert , TBA

No Gospel Sing