Welcome to the First Baptist Church of Lincoln!

We are a small but dynamic and growing church located in the heart of Lincoln at the corner of Broadway and Union, with a history dating back over 160 years. Here at First Baptist we are a discipleship of believers who come together to worship Jesus Christ the Lord, to serve Him, and to celebrate our faith in Him.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He sacrificed His life on the cross to save us from our sins. We worship Him not because we are good, but because we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

We realize that all people are at different stages in their spiritual lives — the discouraged, the doubters, the seekers — as well as the new Christians, the lifelong Christians and the leaders who serve our church well. We all come together to praise, to pray, to learn, to teach, to love, and to serve — and never to judge. Visitors and newcomers to the community alike are always welcome here.

Under the caring guidance of Rev. Ray Pepple, we are encouraged and challenged to be faithful followers of Jesus, to spend time with the Lord in prayer, to serve Him daily, to study the Holy Bible as our life guide, and to use our individual gifts in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ both here in Lincoln and Logan County as well as wherever the Lord may lead.

Phone

(217) 732-7409

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
10 AM - 2 PM

Sunday School

Sunday
9 AM

Worship Service

Sunday
10 AM

The Adult Bible Study continues on Wednesday evenings with “How to Study Your Bible for All It’s Worth.”

Calling all kids!

Teen Bible Study continues on Wednesday evenings

Need a ride?

Call (217) 732-7409

RECENT SERMONS

CHURCH MEMORIES

Christmas Blessings

Christmas Blessings

Reverend Ray Pepple, of First Baptist Church in Lincoln, was concerned when Phyllis Martin called and said she wanted to talk to him and Deacon George Schab. Martin, 94, of Lincoln, said she wanted to give a gift that would pay tribute to her late husband Tom. To Pepple’s surprise Martin donation was a 2019 Grand Caravan that she gifted to the church. Pepple said Martin had terms the church had to meet prior to the gift.

Memories of 50-year member Beverly Tebo Bowns

When I think back over the 50 years that I have been a member of First Baptist Church, many things come to mind. I remember Sunday, September 21, 1975, when after morning worship we had a fellowship dinner followed by a bond burning ceremony. I believe the bonds had...

ABOUT US

BELIEFS

American Baptists believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

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STAFF

Meet Rev. Ray Pepple and other church leaders.

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History

HISTORY

The First Baptist Church of Lincoln was organized on March 10, 1856 with 11 charter members, and a call to serve the Lord. Learn more about our history.

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Mission Room

MISSION ROOM

The Mission Room is a community outreach program aimed at helping individuals and families make it through these difficult economic times.

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