First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo - A Historic church with a new vision.

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No matter who you are, what you believe, what you’ve done or anything else, be assured of this: You are welcome here!

Worship at First Baptist Kalamazoo


American culture celebrates rugged individualism in ways that leave many feeling alone and lonely; smartphones and social media let us stay in touch without actually connecting.

Worship brings us together. We pray together, sing together, stand together and sit together. When we celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month, we eat the bread and drink the cup together.

We come from different generations and backgrounds, hold different opinions, have different beliefs, ask different questions and have different concerns. For one hour each Sunday, though, we come together.


In an age when many are only interested in something new, we let our roots go down deep into something old. We worship in a sanctuary that is the oldest part of the oldest public building in Kalamazoo. People have sat in these same pews for nearly 183 years.

Our music spans the centuries. Little is from the 21st century, and some of our hymns date back to the 7th century. Those who find the words and music a bit strange at first, often come to appreciate the profound words and beautiful tunes.

Readings from the Bible connect us with an ancient world in contemporary ways. These passages have provided inspiration and guidance to God's people for thousands of years and still speak to us today.


The pastor's message each week doesn't give simple answers to complex issues. What it does, though, is help us see things in a different light, gaining a new perspective on who God is, who we are and how we are to live. 


Worship Service
Sunday 10.30 am 

Church Activities ( Some church activities are currently on hold. Please call Church Office for detailed information)

Bible Study on 1Corinthians at 9:30 a.m.

Every Sunday morning in the Clough Room we come together for Bible Study which lead us to discuss contemporary issues and practice civility toward those who differ from us. Most issues are more complicated than we are led to believe.

Bible Study 10:30 a.m. in the Clough Room 

Every Wednesday Pastor Dave discusses the upcoming Sunday scriptures.

Men's Breakfast at 8: 30 a.m. Currently on hold

The third Tuesday of each month (Poor Richard's Cafe, 1105 E.Crosstown, Kalamazoo) 

Women's Bible Study at 5:30 p.m. 

The third Wednesday of each month ( Professional Offices, 3608 South Burdick Street,  Kalamazoo) or sometimes in the members house

315 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-345-2195 (office)
269-345-2046 (fax)

KNAC or for Rent please call 269-216-9022

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - Noon / 1 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.  
CLOSED - Saturday

Only for Emergency or Pastoral care, Please Call ( 773-983-8782)