First Baptist Church of Santa Maria

Independent, Baptist, Vibrant Santa Maria, CA
First Baptist Church of Santa Maria

Plan Your Visit

2970 Santa Maria Way
Santa Maria, CA 93455-2197

(805) 937-8405


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Who We Are

First Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church in the Santa Maria, California community. The church focuses on practical preaching, vibrant outreach, and a love of people.

About Us

Creative, Down to Earth, Friendly, Conservative, Multigenerational, Young families

Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Preschool, School, Disability, Seniors Ministry

Traditional Hymns, Passionate Reverent




Our Services

What are services like?
Our services focus on practical Bible preaching. Our music is mostly traditional with some new choruses sprinkled throughout. Most services are one hour long with child care provided. There is no dress code.

What is the community like?
The church community is diverse in age and ethnicity. We strive to be friendly and helpful to all guests no matter their background. Our church participates in many community outreach events as well as church social functions.

What if I'm not a Christian?
If you are not a Christian, we would count it an absolute honor for you to visit our church. No one will judge you because of your beliefs, and we will strive to treat you as our very honored guest.

Leadership View all

Jim Schettler

Jim Schettler

Pastor Jim Schettler joined the family of First Baptist Church in January 2007. Jim grew up in Michigan but spent the last thirty-one years in Pensacola Florida. After graduating from Pensacola Christian College, he became the youth pastor for the Campus Church. After seven years of Bible teaching and youth pastoring, he served for eighteen years as the senior pastor for Campus Church, being heard and seen on Rejoice Radio and Rejoice in the Lord television broadcasts. He and his wife Marilee have been married for twenty-six years and have three sons, Ben, Luke, and Drew. Pastor Schettler's excitement for the Lord and heart's cry to bring the lost to a saving faith in Jesus Christ permeates his preaching, teaching, and outreach.

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