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.

  • Kid's Musical - Sermon on the Mound

    Sunday, May 20th at 9am and 11am. The kid's musicalSermon on the Mound, centers on spring training for the Eagles baseball team. Mac Wire, the rookie, has been training with the team for forty days and forty nights and is distraught by possible mistakes he could make during a game...tripping in the outfield, dropping the ball, striking out. 

    He quickly learns many lessons on the field, but the biggest changes take place in his heart as God teaches him about playing on His team, spending time with the "Head Coach," and suiting up with the armor of God.

  • All-Church Memorial Weekend Potluck

    Join us Sunday, May 27th as we honor and remember of those who gave their lives for our freedom.  There will be a potluck gathering at 12:30 in the Upper Fellowship Hall.

    Families with last name starting with A-K, please bring a salad or desert, M-Z bring a main dish.

  • 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

  • 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 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