Welcome to First Baptist Church
Our Mission Statement: "To honor God by leading people in Newton, Jasper County, and beyond to become loving, joyful, fully-functioning followers of Jesus Christ."

Upcoming Events


Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction

April 27, 2014
Following worship service

We will have a Spaghetti Dinner and a Silent Auction on Sunday, April 27th, following the worship service. This is to help raise funds to replace some of the bells. A free will offering will be taken during the dinner. Menu is spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverages. We are in need of items […]


Car Wash Fundraiser

June 7, 2014
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

On Saturday, June 7th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., we will have a Car Wash at Hy-Vee Gas in Newton, to raise funds to be used during Reach Out week.

Mark Your Calendars- Reach Out Mission Week 2014

July 20, 2014 – July 22, 2014

We will be having Reach Out Mission Week beginning on Sunday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 22nd. Please mark your calendars. More information will be made available later.

Latest News


Operation Christmas Child

Yesterday we kicked off Operation Christmas Child. So please pick up some boxes from here or use your own and start packing them for very deserving children. The collection week is Nov. 18th – 25th, so please be sure to return your boxes to the church by that time. It is amazing what a simple […]


Reach Out Missions Week

During the week of July 28 through August 1, 2013, First Baptist Church of Newton held Reach Out, a local mission outreach program.  We selected a few places around our area that needed some work done on houses, etc. and formed crews of volunteers of various skills to complete these tasks.  We began Sunday morning […]

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Financial Peace University

The need for financial peace is a need for all Christians.  The leadership of First Baptist Church has offered this course before and has several individuals who have had success in getting control of their finances.  In light of the great need, the church will cover half the cost of the course material for each […]