First Baptist Church of Spearfish

First Baptist Church of Spearfish

Who We Are

Traditional, Fundamental, Independent Baptist Church

First Baptist Church is celebrating our 60th year this year as a traditional, fundamental, Independent Baptist church. It is our mission to show the love of God and meet community members where they are, in an effort to help them grow closer to God's perfect will for their life. Our goal as First Baptist Church of Spearfish, is to exalt the Lord through worship, equip believers for service, edify believers through fellowship and evangelize the lost with compassion. We strive to be "fervent in spirit, serving the Lord" as a church family. We are a group of believers bound together by salvation through faith alone in Jesus Christ and by obedience to the Word of God.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 10:00am - Sunday School
  • 10:45am - Morning Service
  • 07:00pm - Prayer Meeting
  • 07:15pm - Bible Study when Prayer Meeting is finished

What to Expect

What are services like?
Traditional, everyone welcome

What is the community like?
Very friendly, loving group of folks in all age groups.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We would enjoy showing you the love of Christ and what He can do for your life.


Bruce Oyen
Senior Pastor

Pastor Bruce and Loann Oyen are from Minnesota. Loann became a Christian in grade school and Bruce in high school. They met at Bethany College Of Missions in Minnesota and graduated in 1974. They have been married since June, 1974. After graduating from Bethany, they worked with two Christian bookstores from 1974 - 1977 on Nassau, Bahamas and the second on St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. The Oyens have three adult children and ten grandchildren. Loann had a home sewing business for over 30 years and she has worked in the public school system as a para-pro (teacher's aid) for the last several years. She uses her musical talents to serve the Lord and enjoys working with children in Sunday School. The Oyens emphasize personal relationships in their ministry. Pastor Bruce was ordained by Hope Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, in 1982; since then they have served in three previous Independent Baptist churches in Montana and Washington state. Pastor Bruce emphasizes Bible preaching, teaching and evangelism in church services. Besides a degree from Bethany College Of Missions, he has two degrees from Patriot Bible University of Del Norte, CO

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