First Baptist Church Plainfield, IA

Welcome to First Baptist Church,
We are a Baptist church affiliated with the American
Baptist Churches, USA and the Mid-American Baptist Churches.  We preach Christ Crucified, Risen and Coming Again, and welcome any and all who are seeking the one true God who has revealed Himself in the person, ministry, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Contact us:

Mail: PO Box 236 Plainfield, IA 50666-0236

Phone: 319-276-4889


Twitter @plainfieldfbc





Visit us at: 809 Main Street Plainfield, IA

Sunday School at 9:15am Morning Worship at 10:30am Communion first Sunday of the month all believers welcome to share in communion.


Service Project for Septmeber and October Operation Christmas Child.  Suggested donation $25 for a shoebox.



About our pastor:

First Baptist Church is served by Pastor Shawn Geer.  He was called to serve here in August of 2002.

Pastor Shawn earned his BA in Management and Human Relations from Mid-American Nazarene University in 1993.  In 2002 He earned his Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is also a certified counselor through the Prepare/Enrich pre-marriage/marriage counseling program, as well as certified in several areas of Critical Incident Stress Management.

He was ordained as an American Baptist Pastor by FBC in February of 2004.

Among being pastor of FBC Pastor Shawn is also chaplain for the Plainfield Fire department and also serves as a certified Emergency Medial Responder.


About our church:

First Baptist Church was founded in 1869 and has been affiliated with the American Baptist Churches since the beginning. 

For over 130 years First Baptist has ministered to the community of Plainfield and many of today's families can trace their roots back to the early church fathers and mothers.

The current structure, while undergoing many additions, updates and remodeling is still at heart the original structure built in the late 1800's.  The most recent renovations were; the addition of a handicap accessible restroom and a fellowship hall renovation that included new lighting and basement windows.

While continuing to minister to the local community First Baptist Church also remains committed to spreading the gospel throughout the world through it's continued dedication and commitment to world missions both, through the American Baptist USA convention and through other opportunities.



Current Mission Offerings:

One Great Hour of Sharing Goal:





BYF meets the 2nd 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.  It is open to all youth 6th through 12th grade

Sunday School for ages 4 and up meets at 9:15am

A Note from Pastor Shawn:

As Christians it is important for us to stand up for what we believe in.  As a Christian I believe that the Manhattan Declaration sums up succinctly my beliefs on abortion, marriage and religious liberties.  As such I have added my signature to the document.  I encourage you to follow the link below and to look at the document and prayerfully consider what it states about these timely issues.




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