Dear Friend,

Thank you for visiting us on the web! We hope we have the opportunity to meet you very soon! You should be able to find anything you need to know about our church here. If you’re interested in our beliefs and doctrine or the ministries available within the church, we encourage you to browse. You can find an archive of past sermons preached, or view upcoming activities on our most recent bulletin. If you don’t find the information you’re looking for, you are welcome to contact our church office.

The reason we exist as a church is to help others like you know with certainty where they will spend eternity after they die. We have an entire page on our website dedicated to thoroughly explaining what the Bible teaches about eternity. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, either of our pastors, or drop by the church for a visit. We would love to get to know you better!
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Sunday School 9:30 AM | Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:30 AM | Sunday Evening Worship Service 6:00 PM | FUEL Student Ministry Sundays at 6:00 PM | Wednesday Night Service 7:00 PM | Kings Kids Club Meeting Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
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Our Pastoral Staff

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Senior Pastor Mark Ward

Pastor Ward has been at First Baptist Church since 2005. Prior to this ministry, our pastor served almost 12 years on staff at a ministry in North Carolina. Pastor Ward has a B.A. degree in Bible from Pensacola Christian College. Married to Susan for over 15 years, they have two children: Tyler and Adrian. We are thrilled to have the Wards on staff at our church!

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Assistant Pastor Rob Brown

Pastor Brown joined our staff in 2006. He and his wife, Diana, are both graduates of Pensacola Christian College. Prior to coming here, the Brown's were on staff at PCC. Currently, Pastor Brown is working on his MDiv from Pensacola Theological Seminary. He and his wife have two children: Kate and Joel. He enjoys working and living in Tipton.

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updated Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Central Indiana Youth Rally

Junior and Senior High students are invited to attend the Central Indiana Youth Rally on May 2, 2014. We will be traveling south to Lighthouse Baptist Church in Indianapolis to hear Evangelist Rand Hummel preach. There is an activity afterwards at Incredible Pizza that costs $15 (for dinner, drink, and a $10 game card). The bus will be departing from First Baptist Church at 6:00 PM that evening and returning at 3:00 AM the next morning. Sign up in the youth room if you are interested!

Men's Prayer Breakfast

The men have planned a prayer breakfast for Saturday morning, May 3, at 8 AM in the upstairs fellowship room of the church. Brother Rich Goewey puts on an abundant spread of food and everyone is encouraged by the devotional and time of prayer together. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp Missions Trip

Our church will be heading down to Dillsboro, Indiana on April 25 and 26 to help prepare the camp for the campers this summer. We are excited to partner with Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp and its President Chris Chavez for our own week of Junior Camp there in June. If you are interested in joining the team for that weekend, please contact Pastor Rob Brown by emailing him or calling him at 317-385-6006.

Ladies Bible Study & WMF

All ladies in the Tipton area are invited to a Bible study in Claudia Barba's book Refresh Your Heart. These Bible studies take place on Tuesday nights at 7 PM according to the following schedule: April 8, 15, 22. Women's Missionary Fellowship (WMF) will take place at the same time on April 22. Bring your friends, a snack to share, and an open heart!

Easter Sunday

The First Baptist Church adult choir has prepared an Easter cantata to present to the people of the Tipton community. "In Christ Alone" will be presented in the Easter morning service at 10:30 AM. Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Junior Camp 2014 - Cereal Wars!

Our Junior Camp will be held at Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp this year! We are thrilled to have Evangelist Brent Gellos as our speaker. The theme this year is Cereal Wars! Frosted Flakes VS Lucky Charms! Cost for the week of camp is $125 and includes transportation to the camp from First Baptist Church, lodging, meals, and all the program activities. For more information, pick up a brochure at the church, download the brochure here, or contact us at 765-675-4172. You are also welcome to inquire about scholarships available to help finance the trip for your child.


Sunday School

Our Sunday School program is the backbone of our church. Through it we learn from God's Word and keep close fellowship with those we know and love. Classes are available for all ages.

Men's Ministry

The men in our church enjoy being together. We meet every first Saturday of the month at our prayer breakfast to fellowship and pray together.

Women's Missionary Fellowship

The ladies in our church are amazing servants. We schedule regular events to minister to the missionaries we support and find time to fellowship on a regular basis.

Kings Kids Club

Our kids love coming to the Wednesday night Kings Kids Club! Singing, playing, learning scripture and truth, and earning our new badges! We have a vibrant children's program that emphasizes salvation and regular Christian growth. Kings Kids is available for children age 4 through 5th grade.

FUEL Student Ministry

The young people at First Baptist Church are known for their love for the Lord and those around them. Regular activities keep us close to Him and each other as we strive to bring Him glory during our teen years. Youth group meets on Sunday nights during the evening service from 6 - 7 PM.