First Baptist Church

Wholly Committed

Ps. 37:5, Prov. 16:3

Continuously Growing

2 Pt. 3:18, 2 Tim. 3:16-17

For God's Glory

1 Cor. 10:31, Rom. 11:36


Who We Are

Put simply – First Baptist of Freeport, IL exists to glorify God.

What does this look like?
          – sharing the Good News of Jesus (John 14:6)
          – encouraging & discipling believers (1 Thess. 5:11)
          – consistent & continuous development (Col. 3:16)
          – building up & sending out leaders (Matt. 28:19-20)
          – worshiping God in all we think, say & do (Rom. 12:1-2)

Want to learn more? Click the links below to explore.
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What Do We Believe?


We believe in one God, who created everything from nothing and is infinitely perfect. God exists eternally & harmoniously in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom is fully God, yet there is one God.

The Bible

We believe in the inerrancy of the Bible in the original writings; that the Bible was divinely inspired by God through humans, is useful for teaching unbelievers & thoroughly equipping believers. Most importantly, the Bible records the unsurpassable gift of salvation offered by Christ.

Click here to experience the Bible

The Church

We believe that the Church is the body of Christ (of which He is the Head) sent into the world to shine forth the glory of God. It is all who are united by the Holy Spirit, being justified by God’s grace through faith alone, in Christ alone.

The Human Condition

We believe that all humans are created in God’s image, therefore possess innate dignity and worth. But, due to humanity’s disobedient nature to God, we are all sinners and are subject to the holy wrath of God. 

We believe that our only means of salvation from God’s coming wrath is by His grace alone through faith alone in Jesus, soley for His glory, as He undeservingly paid the price of our sins in full as laid out in the Bible. Appropriately, this belief should be visibly distinguishable in our individual & collective lives.

Universal Reconcilition & Renewel

We believe Jesus is returning, in His perfect timing, to judge the living and the dead according to His standards.

Resources:    Mission & Vision     |     Statement of Faith     |     Bylaws


Ministries & Outreach

As Christians, we are called to know Christ & make Christ known.
Here are a few ways we fulfill that mission:

Sunday A.M. Worship

In the spirit of Matthew 18:20, we invite YOU to join us Sunday from 9am – 10:15am, to experience the joy of worshipping God through a multitude of different styles.

Want to learn more? Read more here.

Sunday School

Sunday School meets from 10:30am-11:30am


A.W.A.N.A. Clubs


Postponed until further notice!

Children have the opportunity to experience Christ through our carefully laid out A.W.A.N.A program every Wednesday from 6:30pm-8pm.
Know somone who could benefit from this ministry? Read more here.


Bible Study

Twice a month people from all over come together for a time of spiritual growth through beneficial fellowship as they study God’s Word!

Intrigued? Read more here.


Weekly Prayer Meeting

Each Wednesday at 6:30pm, we enjoy coming together to pray, discuss and study God’s Word more in-depth. Imperfect people being perfected by God!

Get the details here.

Global Missions

Declare His glory among the nations” – Psalm 96:3
How do we help fulfill that mission? FBC spiritually and financially supports multiple missionary families.

Get involved by reading more.


Our Leadership Team

Blessed with the responsibility to care for what God paid for with His own blood (Acts 20:28).
Pastor Arch Woodstock

Interim Pastor

Larry Roettger


Brian Collison


Joe Ils


Ravi Sandhyapagu


Recent Messages

Being Godly Fathers

June 20, 2021

To listen to more messages, click here.



Prayer requests, ministry ideas, opportunities, name it.
We would love to hear from you!
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Call us at:
(office hours vary)

We hope to see you

Sunday @ 10:30am
for worship