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.

  • 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.

  • Mega Sports Camp 2018!

    June 11—15, 2018

    For kids 2nd—6th grade. Time: 8:45am to 12:30 pm.
    Place: First Baptist Church {1866 Ridge Rd)

    Cost: $30 per child - includes t-shirt, snacks, family day lunch. *Shirts are same as last year (red) so if your child does NOT need a t-shirt, your cost is $20 per child.

    Choose from one of the following sports: Baseball;Basketball;Flag Football;Soccer; or Cheer! Learn fundamentals, practice your skills, enjoy practice games, learn character-traits from the Bible, participate in large group rallies and Small Group Huddles. Registration begins April 2nd @ First Baptist Church. Call 530.273.7301 Monday - Thursday, 9am to 5pm Downloadable registration forms are available on our website during signups @

  • Fine Arts Camp 2018!  

    Date & Time: July 16-20, 2018...9:00am to 1:30pm. Cost: $60 before June 14th; $75 after June 14th

    Ages:2nd – 8th Grade. DRAMA * MUSIC * ART * FILM * DANCE !! Finale on July 20 @ 7pm. You may download the forms here

  • 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