About Us

  

Are you looking for purpose, promise, and hope?

Here at First Baptist, we are a family-friendly congregation of people who celebrate life in Jesus together! We’re a diverse congregation, spanning all ages and generations. What draws us together is our common faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and our commitment to living out the Christian life as the Bible leads us.
 

 

 
Our Beliefs
 

The Nature of God

We believe in the one, living and eternal God who is the Creator of all. He is holy, perfect, and living in nature. God is personal in that He concerns Himself with the affairs of all people. God has revealed Himself as God, the Father, Jesus Christ the virgin-born Son, and the Holy Spirit, all of whom are the same essence though distinct in personality. Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-13
 
 

Worship

 

Worship Service

The worship service begins at 10:00am and ends at approximately 11:15am. It is a unique time for sharing which provides for a greater sense of family and belonging and in response to the scripture, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ,” share each other’s burdens. The service has contemporary and traditional music to reach a multi-generational church through Praise Team, Choir, and Special Music. Pastor Shaker motivates the congregation to live out the committed, convicted life of a follower of Jesus Christ through his inspiring messages. 

  
 
Our Staff
 
 
Here at First Baptist, we are a family-friendly congregation of people who celebrate life in Jesus together! We’re a diverse congregation, spanning all ages and generations. What draws us together is our common faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and our commitment to living out the Christian life as the Bible leads us.
 
 

Leadership Council

 
The Leadership Council exists to plan, coordinate, and implement all of the ministries of the Church. The Leadership Council ministries include, but are not limited to: Christian education, worship, missions and evangelism, publicity, facility and grounds, youth and children’s ministry, church membership and assimilation, personnel, all auxiliary organizations, finances, strategic planning, and nomination.
  
 
Our History
 
 
The First Baptist Church of Murphysboro, Illinois was organized June 27, 1867, with approximately sixty members, by Rev. Monger of Carbondale, Illinois. On October 10, 1869, a deed was made by Colonel John A. Logan and his wife, Mary, to the trustees of the church for a parcel of ground at 12th and Walnut for $400. A building was started and the cornerstone laid for the church in that year, however the building was never completed. In 1875 Rev. D.P. French connected with the American Baptist Home Missionary Society as pastor. The church had 22 members. The Sunday School was organized in 1876.