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Proclaiming the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ and preparing its members to proclaim the Gospel message.
(please note: you can listen to our audio service on the Sunday it is recorded. Visual services are not posted until the following Monday.)
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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:
  • Love the Lord God with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength and love our neighbor as ourselves.
  • Learn what it means to walk with Christ and encourage each other in that walk
  • Praise the God who created the world and all that is in it
  • Share the good news- – That Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life!
  • Study God’s Word so that we may grow in His truth
  • Pray without ceasing
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? Is there a God? Does He see me? Aren’t all religions the same? Does God have a purpose for me? What is faith? How can I walk in faith? What’s the difference between “going to church” and seeking a relationship with God? What must I do to be saved?
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:
                        9:30 Coffee Shop Opens
                      10:00 Praying Through the Psalms in Chapel
                      10:30 Nursery Opens Ages Newborn – 4 yrs.
                      10:45 Worship Service in Main Sanctuary
                      10:45 Children’s Church in the Jesus League 
                       10:45 Youth Meets in Youth Room Last Sunday of the Month
Also meeting throughout the week:
                      6:oo pm Women in the Word meets on Mondays
                      6:30 pm Men’s Bible Study on Tuesdays
                      6:00 pm Edge Youth Group on Wednesdays
                      6:00 pm The Gathering on Sunday Evenings

Stay Connected

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 serving coffee on a Friday night Center Stage event. 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.

Coffee Shop Ministry

The Fireside Cafe exists to provide a comfortable atmosphere where believers in Jesus Christ can fellowship in the love and hope of God while we minister to one another. Our baristas volunteer every Sunday morning and at special events to ensure everyone feels welcomed by God and His people with a cup of hot coffee and a warm smile.

Center Stage Ministries

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Still others get involved in the Christmas or Easter drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of First Baptist, using their talents and gifts to glorify God. This year, we’ve introduced Center Stage Ministries where those within the church can use their writing, acting, singing, and dancing talents to outreach to their family, friends, and community. These are hosted once a month to open dialogue of who Jesus is and why it’s important to know Him.

The Watchmen

The Watchmen 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 God’s glory. 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 strive to be a body of believers dependent upon prayer and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday morning at 10:00 am, 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, missionary prayer needs, and the persecuted church.

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!

Fireside Cafe 

Center Stage Ministries



Children’s Church


The Edge Youth

The Gathering






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?

Fireside Cafe Coffee Shop runs from 9:30 – 10:45 am.


10:00 am – Praying Through the Psalms in the Chapel

10:45 am – Worship Service in the Main Sanctuary
For Children:
10:45 am –  Nursery – Newborn – 4 years (sign in begins 10:30)
10:45 am – FBC Kids Church with Miss Wendee (K-5th Grade sign in begins 10:15)
Anything else going on throughout the week?
     Sunday Night–6:00 pm – Discipleship Class with Pastor Heath in the Fireside Cafe.
Monday Night–6:00 pm – Women in the Word with Wendee Ulmer in the Fireside Cafe.
Tuesday Night–6:30  pm – Man Church Bible Study with Gordon Phillips in the Man Cave
Wednesday —6:00 pm-   The EDGE Youth Group
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).

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.

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 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.

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 Jesus 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 Monday-Thursday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
What’s Happening at FBC?
Men’s Bible Study
C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity”
Tuesdays at 6:30
in the Man Cave
Women’s Bible Study
“Abigail” by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth
 Mondays at 6:00 pm.
Meets in the Coffee Shop
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The Edge Youth Group is meeting in the youth room on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm! Join us!
Centerstage Ministries
Stay tuned for our next CenterStage Production!
The Gathering!
Now on Sunday evenings in the Fireside Cafe.
Begins at 6:00 pm


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