IN OUR COMMUNITY

LOCAL JAIL MINISTRIES

First Baptist Church supports a local missionary that works with prisoners throughout several states in the upper Midwest. 


In addition, we also have a member who volunteers regularly to travel to various prisons in northern Illinois. They distribute books and magazines to the inmates. Although there is no one-on-one time involved with any of the inmates, there are opportunities for short conversations of encouragement. These encounters communicate to the prisoners that someone cares about them and that there is a reason to hope.

P.A.D.S.

Public Action to Deliver Shelter (or P.A.D.S.) is a publicly funded DuPage County organization. The aim of P.A.D.S. is to serve the homeless by not only providing shelter, but they assist the individuals in gaining indipendance.


P.A.D.S. is a mission that is in our own back yard. It is a ministry where many hands make light work. It requires only a few hours every other month. This ministry serves countless guests to help them feel the love of Jesus in a tangible way. 

PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, a group from First Baptist Church goes to the Pacific Garden Mission located at 1458 South Canal Street, Chicago, Illinois. 


The Pacific Garden Mission has been reaching the lost and homeless for over 140 years, transforming many men and women since its beginnings. The purpose of this ministry is to hold a church service for the homeless men and women who reside at the mission.


The gospel message is always presented during the service and a there is always a call for anyone in the auditorium to come forward after the service for prayer or to take steps toward salvation. Anyone who would like to join this group should contact the church office for further information.



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