Welcome to the community of First Baptist Church!

In the words of the 18th-century pastor and theologian, Jonathan Edwards, we understand this life to be no more than a journey toward heaven and therefore seek to live in light of eternity. Our “way” of living is by grace, through faith in Christ Jesus, who has through His life, death, and resurrection, secured for us all the grace necessary for both salvation and obedience. We sincerely hope you’ll consider our great Savior and Shepherd by stopping in to treasure Him with us.

For your joy in Him,
FBC Pastoral Staff


We exist to spread joy in Him, to the ends of the earth, until every knee bows.


Our vision to fulfill the mission before us flows out of 3 core values: Celebrate, Connect, Commit. Our joy in celebrating the goodness of God leads us to grow deeper in the knowledge and enjoyment of Him. This deepening takes place in the soil of a connecting community. As this maturity forms, a desire to commit every facet of our lives will be born.


The Quad City Area is a vibrant, growing, mid-western community. FBC is within ten minutes of the Iowa/Illinois border in a smaller IL city, called Silvis. The Quad City area is parted by the mighty Mississippi River and provides a wonderful balance of big and small city life. We love our community and are excited to continue to provide for its spiritual needs.


FBC Silvis was founded in 1906 and we are honored to carry on the tradition of preaching the Gospel of Christ, making disciples, sending and supporting missionaries, and reaching out to the community to this day! We are blessed with a rich history of faithful men and women who took seriously the commission of Jesus Christ and had a passion to see the world reached with the Gospel. We sincerely look forward to what God will continue to do with FBC Silvis as we head into the future!

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