New Sermon Series

"Joyful Journey" July 10 - September 18, 2022

Joy is not the same as happiness.  Happiness depends on circumstances, but joy depends on Christ living in and ruling our hearts.  Joy allows a Christian to travel on a journey through life living a supernatural life because of the power of the Holy Spirit working in them.  Even though life is hard, they can live in victory.  Philippians teaches us how.

Join us July 10 through September 18, 2022 at 9am and 11am, for "Joyful Journey" in person or join us on Facebook Live for all services.

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.

  • Faithful to the End - September 25, 2022

    Early in my ministry, during a low point when the ministry seemed so burdensome and difficult, I was talking with a Pastor friend and confiding in him. He said to me something I never forgot: God doesnt call us to be successful; He calls us to be faithful.” I intensely contemplated that truth then and have many times since. Sometimes our walk with God seems to be producing great results and we see the fruit, but at other times, we arent see- ing strong tangible fruit and we wonder if all our efforts are in vain.

    No matter where we are, God is always there. There is nothing fickle about our God. He is always faithful! What He says He will do. What He reveals will always be true! Because He is faithful, He asks us to be faithful.

    In the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul talks about the resurrection of Christ as the proof of the faithfulness of God. God promised He would send a Savior into the world to pay the penalty for our sins. Jesus was obedient, went to the cross, and died in our place. He rose from the dead and brought victory over sin and death. Through His atoning sacrifice, we have the assurance that death is defeated and all believers will inherit eternal life.

    To watch the 9am Facebook Live Service, Click on the image to the left.  To view and/or download the Worship Notes, CLICK HERE.

  • Donald Bruce Baggett Memorial Service - June 26, 2022

    Donald Bruce Baggett was born on May 5th, 1936, in Live Oak, California, the only son of Brady D. and Ruby Pearl (Willimas) Baggett. Don is survived by his wife of 63 years, Wanda Marie (Rich); four sons and their partners, Jeffrey Scott, Rodney Bruce, Paul Bradley, John Brady; Jennifer (Thomas), Marie-Pierre (Caquot), Pamela Roberts, and Katy (Watkins); eight grandchildren, Jordan, Dylan, Paige, Antoine, Bastienne, Grace, Ella and Will; one great-granddaughter, Owsley; and one forthcoming great-grandson, Kai.

    The memorial service was held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, June, 26, 2022.  To watch the recorded service, click on the image to the left.

  • Finding Contentment in a Discontented World - September 18, 2022

    It is a rare thing today to find contented people. We live in a world where many people can’t find satisfaction. Why is there so much discontent? Part of the answer lies in the reality that we are taught more things bring greater satisfaction. In other words, if I have all my wants satisfied, I will be happy. Since things bring happiness, so it seems, the more I have the happier I’ll be. Therefore, accumulate, accumulate, accumulate!

    In his letter to the Philippians, the Apostle Paul said that he learned the secret of contentment. It wasn’t in the accumulation of things. He had learned to be in need and learned to have plenty. He said he learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

    The secret to his contentment came from his relationship with Christ and seeing life from God’s point of view. You see, Paul focused on what he was supposed to do, not what he felt he should have. Paul found out that the greatest joy in life is not in accumulating things but rather in giving. As a person matures in Christ, they learn to think about others before they think about themselves. Their  joy hinges on their giving rather than their receiving.

    To watch the Facebook Live service, click on the image to the left.  To view and/or download the Worship Notes, CLICK HERE.

  • Online Giving - Donations, Tithes and Offerings

    To give on line, please click here.

    "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver". 2 Cor 9:7


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.ore 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