October 17, 1876

Members of the State Street Baptist Church, Springfield, MA dismissed to form First Baptist Church.

December 21, 1910

Original church building destroyed by fire.

February 21, 1911

New church building dedicated.

November 2, 1929

Eva Knight, one of First Baptist's members, set sail for China where she served as a missionary until her death in 1936.

April 17, 1970

Current church facility dedicated.

April 18, 2004

Church addition dedicated; including new classrooms, nursery, and full handicap accessibility.

To guide people to experience home in Christ

  • together, side by side, bring people into a loving, encouraging, welcoming atmosphere;

  • engage in fellowship, discipleship, and celebration;

  • discover each others' gifts and put them to use for the Kingdom; and

  • do all of this in and with Jesus Christ, our Savior.

  • Jesus Christ is Our Lord and Savior


  • The Bible is the Divinely Inspired Word of God


  • God gives His children spiritual gifts to minister to others


  • God calls us to join for worship, prayer, instruction, fellowship, and service