Web Site Updated: March 19, 2019

March Scripture: Isaiah 43:18-19 (NLT)

18"But forget what I did in the past-it is nothing compared to

    what I am going to do."

19For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun!

  Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness.

  I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

Welcome to First Baptist Church!


You Are Invited!!

to the

Women on a Mission White Cross Tea

and Celebration of the

100th Anniversary of White Cross

Saturday, March 23, 2019

From 1:00 - 4:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Sullivan Illinois

215 East Harrison Street

(The church is located two blocks east of the square.)

Please contact:

Karen Standerfer (cell phone: 217-620-5558)

Activities include:

Fellowship, Devotion, Refreshments,

Bandage Rolling, and

Presentation on 100th Anniversary of White Cross

Through Godís grace, this crucial ministry continues to bless those who give, those who serve and those who receive.


Click HERE for Information about Women on a Mission White Cross Tea.

Click HERE for Information about Area IV 2019 Spring Rally.

Click HERE for Registration Form for ABGIRLS Retreat at ABW Ministries GRR Conference.

Click HERE for Registration For for GRR ABW Ministries Conference.

March 2019 Events

Beginning February 3 through April 14 (Palm Sunday) there will be a Bible Study for joint Adult Sunday School Classes. Pastor Gene will lead the Bible Study. Each Bible Study will focus on the 12 Steps for an Effective Church. His sermon topic will coincide with each Bible Study session.

For follow-up rating scales: Relational Survey      Functional Survey

State of Grace Concert at First Baptist Church (Postponed and will be rescheduled for April.)
March 19 - Women on a Mission Meeting 6:30 PM
March 23 - White Cross Tea 1:00-4:00 PM
March 24 - Monthly Social Hour between Sunday School and Church Service
April 6 - Area IV Spring Rally at Sullivan First Baptist Church and hosted by ABW from Arthur and Sullivan

First Baptist Church is fully handicap accessible.

First Baptist Church celebrated 135 Years in 2018.

We Are American Baptists

We Want To Know More About God Each and Everyday.

Jesus is Lord and Savior.  We are guided by God's Word through the Holy Spirit.

We Are People of Faith

We Want To Make Him Known To Everyone.

We are called to evangelism (Matthew 28: 19-20)
We celebrate two ordinances:  Baptism and The Lord's Supper open to all of the Lord's redeemed.

We Are People In Mission

Through Worship, Witness, Nurture, and Ministry We Shall Serve God.

We are congregational in polity.  We are committed to mission in our own community, in our nation, and throughout the world.



World Mission Offering Recognition
American Baptist International Ministries celebrated 200 years of ministry in 2015. Organized in 1814, as the first Baptist International mission agency in America, International Ministries began its pioneer mission work in Burma and today works in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas serving more than 1,800 long-term and short-term missionaries. Its central mission is to help people come to faith in Jesus, grow in their relationships with God and change their worlds through the power of the Holy Spirit. International Ministries (IM) works with respected partners in over 70 countries in ministries that meet human need (IM, 2014).

 Click HERE to navigate to our Certificate.


First Baptist Church Documents and Monthly Events

Click HERE for our Church Covenant.

Click HERE to navigate to Monthly Events of Planning Council February-August 2019.

Click HERE to navigate to Bible Verse Calendar for 2019.


Monthly Breakfast - Men's & Women's First Saturday of Month
Women on a Mission (WOAM) Society Meeting Monthly
Christian Education Board Meeting Monthly
Deacons' Meeting Monthly
Trustees' Meeting Monthly

2019 Quarterly Business Meetings - January20th, April 21st, July 14th, and October 20th

Choir Practice 7:00 PM Wednesday