Equipping people to be transformed from self-sufficient living to Christ-sufficient living.

First Baptist Church

Learn more about BYF
  • BYF begins the week after school starts in the fall and ends in late April
  • A meal will be served for kids and families from 6:00-6:30pm
  • Meals are posted every Wednesday on Facebook at “First Baptist Church BYF”
  • Elementary classes are from 6:30-7:45pm
  • Middle School and High School youth group classes are from 6:30-8:00pm
Learn more about GriefShare
  • GriefShare begins Monday, September 11th
  • The support group will be weekly on Mondays through December 11th from 5:30-7pm
  • Registering for the class is appreciated and can be done by clicking on the “Sign Up for GriefShare” button above. It will take you to a website where you can create an account (if you are new) or enter your email address (if you are returning). Registration is needed to make sure we have enough materials for everyone.

Welcome to First Baptist Church

We are a church in Harlan, Iowa whose mission is to equip people to be transformed from self-sufficient to Christ-sufficient living.

Worship With Us!

1325 Chatburn Avenue

We meet every Sunday in person and online. We'd love to get to know you. Join us for our next service!

Worship Service


9:30a What should I expect? A blend of contemporary and traditional style of worship. Contemporary songs and hymnal music with piano, drums, and guitar. Held in our sanctuary.

JAM (Jesus and Me)


9:30a Children’s teaching for ages 3 years through 5th grade.

Get Connected

Church Online

Can’t join us in person? Don’t worry. Join us online from wherever you are.

Get Involved

Our ministries are the life-blood of our church. Find life-giving community and get involved.

Prayer Requests

We believe in the power of prayer at First Baptist Harlan and are committed to praying for our church, our community, our state, our nation, and our world.

Get In Touch

We'd love to hear from you! Contact us below and our team will be in touch with you.

Regular office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 8:00-12:00.