While we’ve been in the city of Redding for over 120 years, the primary goal of Redding First Baptist Church has always been the same–to bring glory to God. We continue to build upon the foundation that was laid two thousand years ago when Jesus Christ offered His life on the cross so that the world could be reunited with God. Because of His amazing gift, we are spurred on to:

  • Learn to daily abide in Christ and stay connected with the vine
  • Praise the God who created the world and all that is in it
  • Study God’s inerrant Word, the Bible
  • Pray without ceasing
  • Love the Lord God with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength and love our neighbor as ourselves. 

We welcome all within our doors who are looking for answers in a world that boldly proclaims that there are no absolutes and truth is relative.

Our desire is to help you find Truth to the questions you’ve been pondering: Why am I here? What is my purpose? Is there a God? Does He see me?

Whether you’re just beginning your discovery of who God is or you’ve been walking as a disciple of Jesus Christ for years, feel free to drop by and worship with us. You’re always welcome!
Sunday Service Times are:
9:00 Contemporary Service
10:45 Traditional Service
Click here for more information about Sunday Services.
Jesus told His disciples to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Redding First Baptist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community and spreads overseas to every nation. Our members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as shaking a visitor’s hand on Sunday morning to singing in the choir. It’s in serving and outreaching to each other that we inevitably make life-long connections with others in the body of Christ.

Mission Outreach

FBC is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in supporting missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.

Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of First Baptist, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.


The usher team fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in audio formats.

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. We are a body of believers dependent upon prayer and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.

Children’s Church

In order to give our children the best Bible teaching possible, we hold a children’s church service in conjunction with the main service. This special time gives kids more opportunity for interaction and learning in a context and manner that may be better suited to their age and learning styles. Our friendly children’s church volunteers have an endless stream of creativity–ranging from singing, to games, to object lessons.


There are several ways to connect to our FBC Family, so jump on in! We’d like to get to know you!



Children’s Church

Treehouse Kids Club


The Edge Youth

The Gathering


Media Team



Audio Sermons

Redding First Baptist Church is eager to provide links to our weekly sermons. We publish each sermon so that you can listen to it at your convenience. You can browse through the Sermons page to keep up with the teaching ministry. Feel free to share with family and friends.




Grow With Us
Where are we located?
1959 Eureka Way
Redding, CA 96001
How can we be contacted?
(530) 243-5356

What are our Sunday service times?


9:00 am Contemporary Service in the Chapel

10:45 am Traditional Service in the Main Sanctuary
(Nursery is provided for ages 0-4yrs.)
For Children:
9:00 am Sunday School
10:45 Children’s Church
Youth 7th-12th Grade:
10:45 am Bible Study
Anything else going on throughout the week?
Monday Night–6:00 pm-Women in the Word with Wendee Ulmer “Read Through the Bible in 90 Days”
Wednesday Morning–10:00 am-Women in the Word with Helen Roberts “The Life of David”

Wednesday Night– 6:00 pm- Treehouse Kids Club
  7:00Choir Practice
Thursday Night–5:30 pm – Open Doors Prayer Group meets in the Chapel
                              7:00 pmThe Gathering (A question/answer Bible study period)
Saturday Morning– 7:00 am– Monthly Men’s Group Breakfast meets in the Fireside Room

How Can I Know Jesus?
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Question: “How can I be saved?”

Answer: This simple, yet profound, question is the most important question that can be asked. “How can I be saved?” deals with where we will spend eternity after our lives in this world are over. There is no more important issue than our eternal destiny. Thankfully, the Bible is abundantly clear on how a person can be saved. The Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). Paul and Silas responded, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31).

How can I be saved? Why do I need to be saved?
We are all infected with sin (Romans 3:23). We are born with sin (Psalm 51:5), and we all personally choose to sin (Ecclesiastes 7:20; 1 John 1:8). Sin is what makes us unsaved. Sin is what separates us from God. Sin is what has us on the path to eternal destruction.

How can I be saved? Saved from what?
Because of our sin, we all deserve death (Romans 6:23). While the physical consequence of sin is physical death, that is not the only kind of death that results from sin. All sin is ultimately committed against an eternal and infinite God (Psalm 51:4). Because of that, the just penalty for our sin is also eternal and infinite. What we need to be saved from is eternal destruction (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:15).

How can I be saved? How did God provide salvation?
Because the just penalty for sin is infinite and eternal, only God could pay the penalty, because only He is infinite and eternal. But God, in His divine nature, could not die. So God became a human being in the person of Jesus Christ. God took on human flesh, lived among us, and taught us. When the people rejected Him and His message, and sought to kill Him, He willingly sacrificed Himself for us, allowing Himself to be crucified (John 10:15). Because Jesus Christ was human, He could die; and because Jesus Christ was God, His death had an eternal and infinite value. Jesus’ death on the cross was the perfect and complete payment for our sin (1 John 2:2). He took the consequences we deserved. Jesus’ resurrection from the dead demonstrated that His death was indeed the perfectly sufficient sacrifice for sin.

How can I be saved? What do I need to do?
Acts 3:19 says, “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” Repent means to turn from your old life and old ways of sin and instead, turn towards God. Tell Him you are sorry for the wrongs you have done and choose to give your life over to Him.
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). God has already done all of the work for you to be saved when His Son, Jesus, died on the cross and took your sins upon Himself. All you must do is receive, in faith, the salvation God offers (Ephesians 2:8-9). Fully trust in Jesus alone as the payment for your sins. Believe in Him, and you will not perish (John 3:16). God is offering you salvation as a gift. All you have to do is accept it. Jesus is the way of salvation (John 14:6).
If you have any questions about making the decision to follow Christ or you would like someone to pray with you about this, please contact Pastor Heath Ulmer through First Baptist Church (530) 243-5356. If you are in the Redding, CA, area and have more questions, visit us on Sunday morning or stop by during the week between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
What’s Happening at FBC
December Men’s Breakfast
Time TBA
~An opportunity for the men of FBC
to bring a friend and plug in with
other men seeking God~
Candlelight Service
December 24 6:00 pm
“Come Let Us Adore Him”
The Treehouse Kids Club
Christmas Party!!!!!
December 13th at 6:00 pm
~Featuring Santa Claus presenting the Candy Cane story~
Bouncy house, Candy Cane themed crafts, and
lots of FUN celebrating Jesus’ birth
See you there!
Women in the Word
Mondays at 6:00 pm
in Kidder Hall
“90 Days Through the Bible”
If you are interested in attending, please
bring your Bible and notebook.
Friendly Fellowship
December 19th
at 12:00 pm
This month there is a
White Elephant Gift Exchange
$5.00-$10.00 limit
Special music with Matt Bellamo.
You are invited to attend our monthly Friendly Fellowship gathering. All ages are welcome. Each month, we invite a local speaker to this luncheon who gives information on various matters such as missionary work, worship, personal testimonies of salvation, ministries within the church, and stories of evangelism in Redding.
Bring a side dish and a friend to share it with.
Meets in Kidder Hall.
Helen Robert’s
Ladies Bible Study
continues on
Wednesdays  at 10:00 am
Meets in the fireside room.


Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9am to 4pm.

Church Location & Address: 1959 Eureka Way Redding, CA 96001 (map)

Telephone & Fax: Tel: (530) 243-5356 | Fax: (530) 243-5356

Email: contact@reddingfbc.net


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