We strive toward authentic spirituality over religion through silent prayer, glorious music and stressing the concept of love instead of comparison or judgement.
WHAT WE DO
We are an American Baptist Community with a history of mission, ministry, and fellowship that has guided First Baptist Church for over 138 years.
We are an Open and Affirming Church Community who believes in Loving Everyone – No Exceptions! We can't wait to meet you and learn your story.
FBC LOVELAND: A HISTORY
In 1879 the founding families met in homes. Prior to 1900 worship started in a building at Fourth Street and Jefferson in Loveland. As there was no baptistry in the church, members were baptized in the Big Thompson River near the old St. Louis Bridge. In 1904 a new church building was completed at Sixth and Cleveland during the pastorate of Reverend Frank L. Rozelle. Membership grew with the community and in December 1959 the congregation moved to the current building at Sixth and Douglas Street. The Reverend Francis K. Hauseman was the pastor at that time. The sanctuary was completed in March 1965. In honor of the many years of Rev. Hauseman’s service to our church, Hauseman Hall, our fellowship center, was dedicated in his memory. Following his service to our church has been the pastorates of Rev. Ted Nutting and Rev. Ross Sackman. In 1988 Rev. John B. K. Turnage accepted the call to become our pastor, a duty he served fully until retiring in 2018.
Today our congregation is searching for our next leader, and we enjoy many guest speakers from our neighboring communities as well as from the larger American Baptist community. Join us as we take the next steps toward an authentically spiritual church in a new age.