Ames, Iowa


Worship Under the Trees
Sunday, August 28, 9:45 am

Join us for a great morning as we start the school year with worship outside on the front lawn and share a meal (featuring Hickory Park barbecue) afterwards!

All are welcome, and a special welcome to students!

Mid-American Churches
Biennial Gathering

Friday-Saturday October 7-8
First Baptist Church, Ames, Iowa

American Baptists from Minnesota and Iowa will be coming to Ames as our church hosts the regional biennial gathering.  The focus of the weekend is on learning workshops for worship and music leaders, trustees, church treasurers, teachers, Christian Education leaders, mission leaders, pastors, and all church members.  ABC Associate General Secretary Jeff Woods will be one of the speakers/workshop leaders and will be preaching at our church on October 9.

Click here for more details and to register for the biennial.  Because of a special grant the region received, the cost is only $10/person, which includes lunch on Saturday,
Join Us This Sunday!
   worship 9:45 am
fellowship 11:00

(church school resumes September 11)


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 community.  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 in Ames, one block south of the ISU Memorial Union.  We are "building an inclusive family of faith" and invite you to join us!

click here for Dr. Dave Russell's sermon page

click here for the August Spire


contact us

200 Lynn Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50014