Mission & Vision

Our Mission & Vision

First Baptist Church of Downers Grove is committed to following God in our words and actions. Above all, we are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe He is the Son of God, and that He is the only source of ultimate hope!


Our mission is to boldly proclaim the Gospel and to motivate believers to maturity in Christ. We hope to engage our community and the world with the Gospel, the Good News that Jesus Christ came to the world to save sinners. We desire to encourage, equip, and empower believers to fulfill the Great Commission in daily life. 


We are available to answer any questions you may have about our church or about the Christian faith. 

Core Values



God's Word is our foundation. We prioritize preaching with boldness from God's Word. We derive our purpose and our mission from God's Word.



Jesus calls us to go out and spread the Gospel. We desire to be fully committed followers of Jesus Christ, which means pointing people to true hope in Jesus.



We are called to fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Striving to care for others and meeting needs as they arise are integral parts of our church.

Our History

A rich history in Downers Grove since 1851


First Baptist Church of Downers Grove has been serving the Lord for over 170 years! Established in 1851, the Lord has been at work in and through our church in Downers Grove. Watch our church history video to see how God blesses and provides for our church's ministry to our community and to the world.


• Established in 1851

• 1872 - Building Constructed

• 1906 - Building Renovated

• 1970 - Established Downers Grove Christian School (DGCS)

• Present - Historically rooted and missionally-minded


Our Future

First Baptist Church of Downers Grove is excited for what God has planned for the church! We strive to make disciples of all nations and to motivate them to maturity in faith. We do this by creating next steps for believers in all walks of life. Our focus right now is on reaching our community and helping families come to know, grow, and show the living God.

How Can I Be Part of the Church?

We welcome everyone at First Baptist Church of Downers Grove! 


We invite you to Sunday School at 9 a.m. or our Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Fill out a Connect Card in the foyer, or complete an online Connect Card so we can serve you better.


Wherever you are in your faith journey, we would love to help you grow to maturity in Christ.