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.

  • Vanguard University Concert Choir - March 14

    Vanguard University Concert Choir will be performing at First Baptist Church Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30pm.  The concert is free and an annual blessing that you definitely don't want to miss.

    The Concert Choir is quickly becoming recognized as one of the premier choral organizations among Christian universities and is well-received by all audiences due to its electric and inspiring range of vocal music including traditional, classical, sacred, praise and worship, and contemporary Christian arrangements.

  • Love In Nevada County Kickoff March 17

    Love in Nevada County (LiNC) is a group of more than 20 Christian churches, all determined to help their community.

    LiNC was originally formed by Janet Lowell and Dan Prout, as they originally sought to help unify local clergy to relocate folks after a large fire. Afterward, Lowell contacted the local churches and invited them to unify and plan ways to serve the community — with the goal of keeping churches connected all the time, not just in times of crisis.

    The community projects require no church affiliation and you do not have to be a member of a church hosting a project to join in and help.

    Join us Saturday, March 17 at 9am for the worship and kickoff rally as we prepare to serve our community Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29, 2018.

  • Easter Celebration Weekend March 31 and April 1

    Join us Saturday, March 31 at 6pm, or Sunday, April 1 at 9am or 11am, for the Easter Production Grace Says...  There will be a continental breakfast served Sunday, April 1 at 10:15am.

    For more information, please contact the Church office at (530) 273-7301 or look us up on Facebook at firstbaptistgv.

  • Bible Conference April 15-18

    Mark your calendars for the upcoming Bible Conference April 15-18 as we explore the Bible book of Ruth.  This fascinating book will reveal God's lovingkindness and grace available to all people and show them how they can be adopted into God's eternal family.

    Our speaker, Dr. Cecil Peasley, graduated from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa in Johannesburg in 1969 and is an ordained minister with the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. He has pastored three churches in Durban and Johannesburg.

    In 1980 he responded to the call of World Evangelism and has taken the Gospel to countries in Africa (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia & Zimbabwe), Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Europe (Western and Eastern), Fiji,  India, Latvia, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, USA, UK.

    He is Founder and President of Living Ministries International, an Evangelistic Ministry, conducting Crusades, Revivals, Evangelism Training and Spiritual Warfare Conferences.  His ministry is to the lost as well as to building up the body of Christ.

    He holds a Master’s Degree as well as a Doctorate in Ministry.  His thesis was based on “The Ministry of the Evangelist and the Local Church”.

    Cecil and his wife, Jeanette, live in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth.  They have three adult children and 9 grand-children.

  • Slow-pitch Softball 2018

    The Baptist Benchwarmers of First Baptist Church of Grass Valley are calling all coed slow-pitch softball enthusiasts.

    We are looking to fill our roster for the upcoming season and looking for people who want to play softball with us. We will be rostering 12 Full Time players, 6 male and 6 female. There will be 24 to 30 games for the season. While we understand there to be some absences for varying reasons, we are requiring our full time players to be at most, if not all of the games.

    The season begins in early April and ends in late September. We are going to try to get on the Friday game schedule. Registration cost are due to the church office by 3/4/18. 

    For more information click here.

  • Now Hiring Part Time Associate Ministers

    We are filling part time positions for the Associate Minister - Children and Associate Minister - Students opportunities responsible for the program development and administrative growth of our Children and Student ministries. 

    For more information about the qualifications and responsibilities for these 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