First Baptist Church

Grass Valley

Welcome to First Baptist Church

The world is longing for hope. We believe that hope is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and loving and being loved by His community of followers. Our goal is to infuse the hope of Christ in unexpected ways and help move people into action to live a life transformed.

  • Women's Ministry Retreat - August 24-26

    Capturing Joy - with Tricia Johnson, August 24-26 at Camp Alta, CA. Registration is still open.  For any questions or to register, please call Dawn Brindley at 913-7501.  

    To learn more about our guest speaker Tricia Mills Johnson, visit for more information and insight into Tricia's ministry.

  • LifeTouch Photo Directory 2018!

    Sign-ups are going on NOW for the 2018 directory photo sessions! 
    Click here to view and register! 

    *Photography Dates: Aug 16 – 18; & Sep 10 – 11

    Thursday Aug 16th 2-9pm

    Friday Aug 17th 1-8pm

    Saturday Aug 18th 10-5pm

    Monday Sept 10th 2-9pm

    Tuesday Sept 11th 1-8pm

  • We believe that teaching children to love God and others takes place in both the home and in the church. Our desire is to see children fall in love with God and learn to worship him through song.  

    We use a fun variety of music and performances to draw them in and provide great opportunities for them to express praise through music in worship in Christmas and Spring musicals.

    Through fun experiences, meaningful music and ministry that encourages kids to participate, we present Jesus Christ and His Church in a relevant way, creating moments which children will never forget.  

    To watch the recent or past performances, click here.

  • Dr. Peasley recently conducted a 4-day Bible Conference covering the book of Ruth. The book of Ruth is the Narrative of a love story, yet also has some important Genealogy.  In this 4-part series, Dr. Peasley unpacks this remarkable book that contains many principles with profound impact to our lives today.  

    In addition, we had an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Peasley to learn more about him, his ministry and life abroad as The Evangelist.

    To watch the 4-part series and/or the interview with Dr. Peasley, click here.

  • We are filling a part-time position for the Associate Minister - Children. There are opportunities and responsibilities for the program development and administrative growth of this ministry. 

    For more information about the qualifications and responsibilities for this position click here. Interested candidates should submit their resume to or call the Church Office at 530-273-7301.

Life is full of uncertainties.  One day things are going well and the next it seems the apple cart has been turned upside down. “When Darkness Closes In” is a fall spiritual growth series designed to encourage, build up and equip Christians to walk by faith and trust God in prayer through trying times. John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not understood it.” Inspired by the miraculous healing of Yvette Rindels from blindness, the Rindels will share what God has taught them through their trials.

You will learn how God is in control in all situations, how He is glorified through our hardships, how His grace is sufficient, how there is power in many people praying, the role of faith in miracles, and how believers should react when their prayers appear to not be answered.  There is a way to walk in victory when darkness closes in!

To watch past sermons and testimonies from the recent series, click here.


First Baptist is a dynamic and growing community of people looking to put Jesus Christ at the center of their lives. We were founded in 1946 and are located in the breathtaking hills of Nevada County. Click here for more about us

Our Mission:

Reach the community & World

Incorporate believers into the church body

Develop members to devoted followers of Christ

Guide members into meaningful ministry

Express joyful worship to God