• This Sunday starts Advent. We light the candle of Hope...
  • The OCC Packing Party was a success! We packed over 300 boxes this year! Check out the OCC Photo Album!
  • Celebrating Pastor Tim's 21 Years at FBC & Upcoming Retirement!
  • We support OCC year-round through congregational collections and as the Regional Drop-off Center. This year we collected 1430 boxes!
  • We support NightLight Ministries to help end human trafficking! Use the Ministries Tab to learn more.


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Dubuque, IA. We are a warm, loving church and we hope you find your time spent with us a blessing. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn more about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you join our congregation.

When you visit First Baptist, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age

We practice open communion at First Baptist. That means if you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you are welcome to join with us during communion. We celebrate the Lord's Table during the first Sunday of each month. Our communion bread is nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free so that all of the Church body is able to partake together in unity. 

COVID-19 POLICY: We have moved to open seating for the 10 a.m. worship service. Masks are optional for those that are fully vaccinated. This is on an honor based system. Everyone else should be wearing masks. We have hand sanitizer and disposable masks available at both door entrances.


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If you are interested in more videos of our pastor's sermons, click on the either the 'Facebook' or 'YouTube' icons near the upper right side of each website page.


Lindsey Stirling- Hallelujah


Heavenly Christmas Music by Cozy BM


Praise Dance to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"


  • Sunday, November 28, First Sunday in Advent

    Hi Church,

    This coming Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent. The word "Advent" is not found in the Bible. My NIV Exhaustive Concordance goes from "Adventurers" to "Adversaries." No "Advent." But it is in my dictionary: "Advent: A coming or arrival, as of any important event or person."

    In his multi-volume "The Complete Library of Christian Worship," Robert Webber writes this about Advent: "Advent is a corporate spiritual journey that calls for expectant waiting and readiness for the coming of Christ. When the church travels this journey and treats it as a discipline of life and prayer, the joy of Christmas is immeasurably intensified."

    Perhaps Dr. Webber promises too much. In any case, the reality of Advent is a call for us to be on our guard year-round. We, as Christians, are to be expectant people, awaiting our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Moravians have this in their Advent Litany:

    "Lord, for thy coming us prepare;

    May we, to meet thee without fear,

    At all time ready be:

    In faith and love preserve us sound;

    O let us day and night be found

    Waiting with joy to welcome Thee."

    Our text this week comes from the gospel according to Luke, chapter 21, verses 25-36. Prepare yourselves to be interrupted as God breaks into our world.


    Rev. Timothy Bees

    First Baptist Church Of Dubuque


  • Community Bible Experience

    Just a quick reminder that there will be no Community Bible Experience meeting this evening at 6 p.m. 

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