Ames, Iowa


"The fruit of the Spirit is... generosity"
- Galatians 5:22, NRSV

God's Spirit has showered us with blessings!  As recipients of God's blessings, we too are led to have generous spirits.  In this season, we are asked to give generously of our time, talent, and treasure to serve God and others.  We will offer our pledges of financial commitment to God's work through our church in worship on November 15.  Click here for a Narrative Budget that describes our church's ministry plans for the year ahead.  

On October 18 we had a wonderful morning of worship and service together.  We planted flowers, washed windows, and made baby blankets for the Primary Health Care clinic, assembled 96 hygiene kits for Church World Service, stained a deck at ACCESS, visited residents and sang at Northcrest, and sent cards and letters. You can go to our facebook page for more photos.

Join Us This Sunday!
   worship 9:45 am
church school 11:00


We are an American Baptist congregation located in the heart of the Iowa State University community.  First Baptist is a mix of families, students, 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!

The Iowa State University website has a wonderful story about the Movement and Music group that meets at our church each week.  The outreach program is part of Dr. Elizabeth Stegemoller's research on music and Parkinson's disease.  Click here for the story.

click here for Dr. Dave Russell's sermon page

  click here for the November Spire


contact us

200 Lynn Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50014