First Baptist Owensboro 2017-01-20T14:39:32Z madams <![CDATA[Upcoming Summer Camps]]> 2017-01-18T16:32:24Z 2017-01-18T16:31:25Z more: Upcoming Summer Camps

It’s not too early to begin thinking about summer camp! First Baptist is attending a camp for almost every age this year at Crossings Camp at Jonathan Creek. Learn more about each camp below, and go ahead and register your child today!

Road Trip Kids Camp

For Grades 2-6
Contact Suzie at with any questions.

Crossings for Kids is a fast-paced, Christ-centered, kid-friendly camp for elementary children! Crossings provides exciting activities and outdoor adventures for all types of kids. At the heart of it all is our passion for building relationships with your children to help them cross over from death to life and more fully experience Christ. We guarantee they will get messy, loud, and crazy. But, most importantly, kids will experience Christ in a way they can understand!

Register for Kids Camp
Grades 2-6 | July 23-26

Outsiders: Citizens of Heaven

For Middle & High School Students
Contact Will at with any questions.

This world places hope in skills, reputation, accomplishments, nations, and nationality. In Philippians 3, the Apostle Paul teaches us that our citizenship is in heaven and that we belong to Jesus. For this reason, our hope is not placed in the rewards that this world has to offer. We are Outsiders. We strive to obtain a different reward—the prize of knowing our true King—Jesus.

Register for Middle School Camp
Grades 6-8 | June 16-18

Register for High School Camp
Grades 9-12 | June 18-23

madams <![CDATA[Lunch & Supper Menu: 01.18.17]]> 2017-01-17T16:22:43Z 2017-01-17T06:00:12Z more: Lunch & Supper Menu: 01.18.17

Lunch & Supper Menu:

Old Hickory Sliced Ham
Hashbrown Potato Casserole / Green Beans
Cranberry-Apple Jell-O / Garden Salad / Rolls
Strawberry “Shortcake” / Chocolate Cream Pie / Cookies

Prices: $5 per adult / $1 per child / $12 for a family of 4 or more

Are you seeing last Wednesday’s menu? Check back later! We usually post each week’s menu the Tuesday before it is served. You can also find Wednesday’s menu posted each Wednesday morning on our Facebook page.

madams <![CDATA[The Blank Page of a New Year by Paul Strahan]]> 2017-01-11T16:52:42Z 2017-01-11T16:52:04Z more: The Blank Page of a New Year by Paul Strahan

The New Year is upon us and it appears as a blank page to be used any way you choose. How will you use it? What will you do? Where will you go? Will you make it count for Jesus Christ, or will you use it for yourself?

For the follower of Jesus Christ, the blank page represents an unlimited opportunity to impact the world for the sake of the Gospel. I love what Paul said in his letter to the church at Rome, “For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.” The goal of every born-again believer of the Lord Jesus Christ is that our lives are to be spent for His glory. Whatever you do, whether eating or drinking, do it all for the glory of God!

2017 has the potential to be the greatest year we have ever had personally, as a family, and also as a church body. Remember, “if God is for us, who can be against us?”

For the church, our single focus continues to be “making disciples” as we seek to live for Christ each day. The Great Commission is still applicable and relevant today. We must be diligent, intentional, and focused on helping others follow Christ. We are living in a season where self-absorption is the norm. However, Jesus was always about others. He said in Luke 19:10, “I’ve come to seek and save them that are lost!” Jesus understood the value of others. We are to be more concerned about others than ourselves. That is a tall order for many of us today. I often find myself fighting the desire to please self and to get what I want! That attitude is the opposite of Jesus. Paul reminded us to have the attitude Jesus had when He humbled himself and became one of us. He cared for us and we are to imitate Christ! Jesus invested the majority of His time in the lives of twelve men who would then do the same. This is disciple making. Who will you invest in next year? Making disciples is not a program, but a lifestyle of walking with others through life. When everything is said and done, the question will remain, How many disciples did you make?

2017 awaits, so let’s make it a year to remember for the Lord Jesus Christ!

Paul Strahan, Pastor

madams <![CDATA[Preschool Worker Needed]]> 2017-01-04T14:24:50Z 2017-01-03T20:43:37Z more: Preschool Worker Needed

We are currently looking for a caring and energetic Preschool Worker to join our team. If you have a passion for working with children, are dedicated to providing the best care possible, and want to help children learn, we want you to be a part of our team. If you are interested or know someone that would be, please contact Alisha Williams at

madams <![CDATA[Minister On Call List: January 2017]]> 2017-01-03T20:50:52Z 2017-01-02T06:00:23Z If you need to speak with a minister after hours or on the weekends, you can call 270-683-3505 and press 9 to be directed to the minister on call.

January 2–8: Bob Farmer
January 9–15: Derry Billingsley
January 16–22: Will Smith
January 23–29: Wesley Dunn
January 30–February 5: Suzie Horner

madams <![CDATA[New Year’s Schedule]]> 2016-12-29T16:11:08Z 2016-12-29T16:11:08Z more: New Year’s Schedule

Happy New Year, church family! First Baptist Owensboro will begin 2017 with an adjusted morning worship schedule. On Sunday, January 1st, there will be no 8:30 service. Sunday School will begin at 9:45 AM and one combined worship service featuring special music will begin at 11:00 AM. Start the new year off in worship to our Lord and Savior!

On Monday, January 2nd, our office and the Christian Life Center will close in observance of New Year’s. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and we hope to see you this Sunday, January 1st, for morning worship!

New Year’s Schedule

January 1st
Sunday School at 9:45 AM
Combined Worship Service at 11 AM
No Evening Service

January 2nd
Office & CLC Closed

madams <![CDATA[8:30 Service Cancelled: Sunday, December 18th]]> 2016-12-18T03:33:05Z 2016-12-18T03:04:07Z img_2405Due to possible hazardous early morning driving conditions, First Baptist Owensboro has decided to cancel the 8:30 service on Sunday, December 18th. We will continue to hold Sunday School at 9:45 and worship at 11:00 AM. There will be no evening service due to bitter cold weather.

madams <![CDATA[Children’s Camp Parent Meeting – January 8th]]> 2016-12-15T19:35:33Z 2016-12-15T19:35:33Z more: Children’s Camp Parent Meeting – January 8th

camp-bannerWill your 2nd-6th grade child be attending Jonathan Creek Summer Camp in 2017? If so, your presence is requested at a camp parent meeting on Sunday, January 8th. This meeting will begin at 5 PM in Room 300 and we recommend that one parent attend this meeting. Summer Camp at Jonathan Creek has been such a hit with our children over the past few summers. Your child will not want to miss it! Contact Suzie at if you have any questions.

Summer Camp at Jonathan Creek

When: July 23-26
Who: Grades 2-6
Cost: $275

Payment Due Dates:
February 6: $100
April 3: $100
June 1: $75

madams <![CDATA[A Family Christmas Celebration (Christmas Day Worship)]]> 2016-12-08T21:17:44Z 2016-12-08T16:19:28Z more: A Family Christmas Celebration (Christmas Day Worship)

christmas-day-splash_mobileAs you most likely know by now, Christmas is on a Sunday this year. This is wonderful news! We will gather for worship on Christmas morning for a “Family Christmas Celebration.” The service, which will center on Christ, is being planned with the entire family in mind—lots of carols will be sung, joy will be spread, and the service will last about 45 minutes.

We will gather at 10 AM to worship our Lord and Savior in one combined service Christmas morning. On this Sunday, we will have no Sunday School, childcare, or evening worship. Children are encouraged to attend worship with their families.

madams <![CDATA[Christmas Eve Candlelight Services]]> 2016-12-01T14:34:19Z 2016-12-01T14:34:19Z more: Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Christmas Eve Services Splash-01Join us this Christmas Eve for one of our Christmas Eve Candlelight Services. We will hear the Christmas story, sing carols, and observe the Lord’s Supper as we celebrate Jesus Christ. Identical services will be held at 4 and 5:30 PM. We will also collect a special Christmas offering for our 2017 benevolence fund.

Please note, no childcare will be available. All children are welcome to participate in the worship services.