First Baptist Church Owensboro is a diverse congregation of 1,200 members. Established in 1835, it is one of the oldest churches in the city of Owensboro.
First Baptist Church has experienced consistent growth for more than 150 years.
In January 2006, Dr. Paul Strahan was called to serve as senior pastor and has seen the church through renovation and expansion as God leads in order to meet the growing needs of its many ministries. Dr. Strahan and First Baptist Church were awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for Cooperative Program Giving in 2019.
First Baptist Church supports both international and domestic missions, as well as missionary partnerships through the church First on Mission program. First Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, Kentucky Baptist Convention, & Daviess McLean Association of Owensboro.