A Spirit-led people gathered to discover and join God's presence in our communities

Welcome to the website of First Baptist Church in Muncie, Indiana.

Founded in 1859, First Baptist gives believers an opportunity to be a part of a story that began 159 years ago, and will continue for lifetimes to come. With a strong Baptist heritage, First Baptist challenges each member to exercise his/her gifts for the glory of God. Distinctively Christian, centered on the Bible, First Baptist proclaims the reign of God in the Muncie community.

First Baptist Church has a rich history — but is also a forward-looking, ministry-oriented congregation. Read more

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Who We Are

Founded in 1859, First Baptist gives believers an opportunity to be a part of a story that began 159 years ago, and will continue for lifetimes to come. With a strong Baptist heritage, First Baptist challenges each member to exercise his/her gifts for the glory of God. Distinctively Christian, centered on the Bible, First Baptist proclaims the reign of God in the Muncie community.

First Baptist Church has a rich history — but is also a forward-looking, ministry-oriented congregation. Read more

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Our Building

If you have never visited First Baptist Muncie, you should stop by and see the magnificent building. For students and lovers of architecture, it is striking work.

The Late Gothic Revival building was designed by Samuel Hannaford and Sons and constructed in 1928–1929 by Morrow and Morrow. It is constructed of Indiana limestone and has a cruciform plan. It features and engaged five-story tower.

Read more about having your wedding or reserving the building at First Baptist Church Muncie

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What's Going On

Find out more about what is happening around First Baptist Church Muncie. You can watch sermon videos, read the blog or newsletter, listen to the podcast, view pictures or see what is on the church calendar. You can also read the news page for upcoming articles.

You can also read more about age-specific ministries on the youth or children pages.

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Contact or Find Us

Whether you have a question about First Baptist Church Muncie or are interested in attending a worship gathering, please feel free to contact us or locate us.

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Affiliations

We are affiliated with the American Baptist Churches/USA and the American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky. more

American Baptists are a Christ-centered, biblically grounded, ethnically diverse people called to radical personal discipleship in Christ Jesus. Our commitment to Jesus propels us to nurture authentic relationships with one another; build healthy churches; transform our communities, our nations, and our world; engage every member in hands-on ministry; and speak the prophetic word in love.

First Baptist is open to people with backgrounds from all denominations. We are a Bible-based congregation that welcomes those from various Christian backgrounds. We are a theologically diverse congregation, but all submit to the authority of Scripture in our lives.

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Membership

There are two types of membership at First Baptist. You can become a full member or an associate member. more

To join Muncie First Baptist Church a person normally will present himself/herself for membership by coming forward at the end of a worship service when the pastor invites people to join the church. Any person who professes faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior may be admitted for membership by making your profession of faith in Jesus Christ public and following that with baptism,by transferring your membership from another church or by stating that you are a Christian and have been a member of a church, but for some reason transfer of a letter from that church is unlikely.

Although Muncie First Baptist Church only baptizes by immersion, the church accepts as valid baptism any form of believer’s baptism. If a person was baptized as a infant, the church accepts that baptism as valid if the individual has completed some form of a catechism class. If not, the church requires that the individual be baptized as a believer.

Any believer who is temporarily living in the Muncie community may unite with Muncie First Baptist Church during the individual’s stay in Muncie and retain membership in his/her home church. Traditionally, college students have joined as associate members. An Associate Member has no vote on church matters and may not hold elected positions, but may attend church meetings, may assume some positions of leadership, and is invited to participate in all church activities. Such membership terminates upon completion of his/her temporary stay.

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Directions

You can find First Baptist Church at 309 East Adams Street in Muncie. more

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Pastors

We believe that all members of First Baptist are ministers. Each one has gifts that are utilized in ministry. However, we also believe that God has called some among us to lead as pastors. more

Watch Sermons Online

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Micah

Wade Allen on November 11

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Wash and Be Clean

Wade Allen on November 04

Join us for our Worship Gatherings

We will gather in a combined worship gathering this week at 10:45 am.

Wade Allen will be preaching this week (November 18) from Isaiah 36:1-3, 13-20; 37:1-7, 35-48

Worship Schedule