We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth

First Baptist Church is a place where you are loved, where you will encounter spiritual truths and wrestle with questions in a safe and welcoming community. Come join in on what is happening at First Baptist Church!

 Student Ministry

Crossfire Youth exists to help our young people grow in their relationships with Christ and to give them the tools they will need to reach their highest potential for Christ. 

 Life Groups

FBC Murphy has a wide variety of Life Groups to fit everyone’s needs. The Life Groups meet on Sunday mornings at 9am.



The worship service begins at 10am and ends at approximately 11:15am. It is a unique time for sharing which provides for a greater sense of family and belonging.

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Upcoming Events

Feed the Team

October 4th
Murphysboro High School

Laser Tag Lock-in

October 4th-5th
 The Edge in Belleville 

150th Anniversary

 October 19th-20th
 First Baptist Church of Murphysboro
From The Pastor

August 1, 2017

Pastor Shaker is one of the seventeen individuals giving their time and energies to minister to a small church in Jamaica so he was unable to write an article for the August newsletter. He gave me a few very beautiful devotionals written by FBC member, Joan Mifflin.
Joan has worked diligently as a spiritual leader at FBC (Sunday School teacher, Deacon, circle hostess, board member, prayer warrior, etc.) as well as for many years she was in the Pastoral Care Department at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital until she retired. Some of her devotionals have been published by leading daily devotional magazines. She has touched and changed many lives for God’s kingdom. We are truly blessed to have her as a part of our family of faith. I hope you enjoy this devotional as much as I did.
“This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” -Matthew 8:17
Thought for Today: He Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sickness.
Have you heard the song, “I Believe in Miracles for I believe in God?” Do you believe in miracles: Are they only something that happened a long time ago? Not so. A miracle can happen to you anytime and often does. It is something so wonderful, so out of the ordinary, so unexplainable that you know it is surely an act of God. Many of us have walked through the fires of serious illnesses, death of a loved one, loss of fortunes, rejection from friends and family. Many have laid down, pulled the cover around our heads and prayed that God would take us home–get us out of pain that wracks our bodies and numbs our mind. Instead of giving into our cry of defeat, He gives a miracle of grace. Grace to keep going when we feel as if we can’t. He lifts us up, dusts us off and sets our feet on a straight path. Then it’s up to us to keep going.
Prayer: Praise you Father! Your love is so wonderful, it shows us that You care so much for your people. Help us to share this love with someone today who says they don’t believe, because we do believe and you are the miracle God.



Aug 28, 2016
Who is God?
Isaiah 40:18-28
  • Aug 28, 2016Who is God?
    Aug 28, 2016
    Who is God?
    Isaiah 40:18-28
  • Aug 14, 2016Strategic Action Presentation
    Aug 14, 2016
    Strategic Action Presentation
    "8-14-16". Released: 2016.
  • Jul 17, 2016What’s God Saying to You
    Jul 17, 2016
    What’s God Saying to You
    "7-17-16". Released: 2016.
  • Jul 10, 2016Our Message
    Jul 10, 2016
    Our Message
    "7-10-16". Released: 2016.
  • May 1, 2016Kindness
    May 1, 2016
    1 Corinthians 13:4; Galatians 5:22
Visit Us
8:15am – Fellowship with Coffee and Donuts
9:00am – Life Groups
9:00am – FBC Kids Worship
10:00am – Worship Service
3:30pm – FBC Kids Club
3:30pm – Crossfire Youth Group
5:00pm – Family Dinner
6:00pm – Bible Study with the Pastor