First Baptist Church

All Are Welcome Here Dearborn, MI
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church

Who We Are

Our congregation includes all ages of people and a wide range of theological positions. Questions and conversations are welcomed.
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we would invite you to walk with us as we seek to live the abundant life of love, worship, and service taught and exhibited by Jesus. We gather for an hour to be touched and moved by the Spirit in a sanctuary which is designed to help all who enter become open to the presence and movement of the Holy Spirit.

About Us

Casual, Down to Earth, Traditional Liturgy, Old-school, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Historic, Charismatic, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational

Community Service, Faith and Work, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Disability

Traditional Hymns, Organ, Praise and Worship, Passionate Reverent

American Baptist Churches USA




Plan Your Visit



1865 Nowlin St
Dearborn, MI 48124



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Our Services

What are services like?
Our Sunday worship is at 10:00 am and is primarily traditional in liturgy and style. Scripture, prayer, music and preaching are a part of every service. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month. Music ranges from hymns, choir and organ to more contemporary songs led by a trio of amazing vocalists accompanied by piano and drums, and sometimes a bass—the stand-up kind, not the guitar kind. Flute, trumpet and saxophone add occasional variety. We are involved in ministering to the community through Blessings in a Backpack, Friendship House (2 cans for 2 hands) in Hamtramck, Operation: Christmas Child, Annual Offerings For Worldwide Missions and other community initiatives. Many of our congregants are involved in community ministry in their personal lives, as well.

What is the community like?
First Baptist Church of Dearborn is an American Baptist USA congregation located in the midst of an historical residential section (Ford Homes Historic District) of Dearborn, Michigan. We have been here since 1924, continuing to worship God and serve our community for eighty-nine years and counting.

What if I'm not a Christian?
One of the motto`s of our church is that "ALL are welcome here." If you`re curious about Christianity, about our church, about the Baptist religion, about our church service, about the work we do in the community, about the programs we support, you`re welcome to come by and worship with us. Be warned though - you`ll be greeted and welcomed by stewards of the church and welcomed back!

Leadership View all

Diana Thompson

Diana Thompson

Greetings, in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ! I pray that this day finds all of you well and excited about the opportunities that God is already at work preparing for the future. I know I am excited to meet all of you in a few weeks. I thought I would take just a few moments to tell you a little about myself, my background and my family. I cannot remember a time when I was not in church. I grew up in the same church that my parents grew up and were married in, Lynhurst Baptist Church in Indianapolis. Over the years, I have served in just about every role imaginable in the church. I have taught Sunday school and Bible study, directed VBS, and served on the Board of Christian Education and as Minister of Christian Education. I have served as a deacon, church treasurer, and chairperson of the finance committee. I have designed and directed a music, art and drama camp for teens and directed and run a summer day-camp program for children from the local community center. I have served as interim pastor during the senior pastor’s sabbatical, and as associate pastor. I have been a camp counselor and worked as the church administrator. I have been involved with drama ministry, directing a production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, as well as acting in other productions. I have worked with the after-school program at the LBC Community Center and served as the Center’s bookkeeper. Approximately three years ago, I left Lynhurst to go to Emerson Avenue Baptist Church to do my seminary field education. There I have been involved in young adult ministry, pastoral care, teacher training, Sunday school and Bible study teaching, worship planning, and preaching. I am currently part of a missional church team working on new ways to engage with the community for the building of God’s kingdom. I also currently serve on the board and as treasurer for ABC of Greater Indianapolis. My undergraduate degree is in accounting. I worked in this field for several years before leaving to become a stay-at-home mom for fifteen years. For six of those years, I also homeschooled our two boys and was very active in the leadership of our local homeschool group. I just recently completed my Master of Divinity at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. Two of my favorite experiences at CTS were a Jewish-Christian dialogue class I took, co-taught by a Christian theologian and a Jewish rabbi, and a two week intensive class that I took last summer in Chicago focused on urban and multi-cultural ministry. The picture you see above is of my husband, John, and I two years ago at my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. John and I have been married for 24 years and are blessed that both of our parents have been married for over fifty years. John has worked in the printing industry since just after high school. He is a kind and loving man—my best friend and a wonderful husband and father. We have two sons. Alex is twenty-one years old and will start his third year at Purdue University in August. He is studying forestry, which makes my dad, who is both a Purdue alumna and a retired forester, very happy. Our youngest is Mike, who is nineteen years old and just graduated from high school in May. He will leave for Marine boot camp on August 8th. A cat named Rachel and a dog named Mika are also part of our family. As to personal hobbies, I enjoy reading, cooking, sharing hospitality and anything that involves a needle and thread. John and I both enjoy hiking, camping and canoeing or kayaking. We also enjoy riding John’s motorcycle and being with friends. I look forward to learning about all of you in a few weeks! In the meantime, please know that I pray for you daily.

What Members Say Add your voice

  • When one comes through the door, they definitely know they`re in the presence of the Lord! The history, mystique and the aura of the building gives off that feeling. A church that has experienced many expansions over the decades, First Baptist Church of Dearborn is a church that cherishes its past, yet, looks forward to the future in helping those who have not yet, introduce themselves to Jesus and follow him in their own spitual journey. A family church is what FBC is. Many congregation members, and their kids, grandkids, and in some cases, great-grandkids attend church here. For many in the congregation, it`s tradition that brings members back week in and week out. In some cases, members have come back after years and in some experiences, decades after leaving. At FBC, we love to say that "ALL are welcome here." If you`re reading this and are exploring our church via the Internet for the first time and are contemplating going to church for the first time or looking for a new church to attend or if you`re new to the area and looking for a church that might be a right fir for you, feel free to visit us in person Sunday`s at 10:00 a.m.! Hopefully, you`re church search would end quickly! :)
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