First Baptist Church of Columbia is a vibrant community of Christ-followers striving not for uniformity, but for unity that can only come through the work of the Holy Spirit. In our call to be one as Christ has proclaimed, we seek to treat diversity with respect and love, and nurture our faith as we journey together in the work of God's Kingdom.
Normally our Sundays are filled with opportunities to worship God while building a faithful community. In these times of social pause, we invite you to join us online each week for worship at 11:15am on Sundays as well as various virtual gatherings during the week. .
We value our kids and students not just as the future of our church, but also the present. Our young people are invited to join in the worship and leadership of our community. Building a foundation of faith while developing a passion for Christ and the Church is essential to all of our ministry efforts.
We believe that what we do within each ministry should flow purposefully out of what we value and love. Our ministries are designed to build community and faith. We offer a mix of life stage/ affinity groups as well as inter-generational opportunities to connect the entire body of Christ.
Colleen's title is Organist, yet she brings so much more than just the gift of music to our church family. Her heart for worship and the gentleness of her spirit are a welcoming presence in our faith community.
Colleen is the organist at First Baptist Church and has been for 26 years. She plays the organ, piano, flute, and bells. Music has always been a part of her life, she even remembers winning the “Singing Brownie Award” when she was 8 years old. Colleen received her Bachelor of Arts in music education from Sioux Falls College in South Dakota. Colleen went on to do mission work in Brazil and Canada and then became the director of a preschool in Miami, Florida. Now, she calls First Baptist Church home and loves the family atmosphere that the professional staff offers and the friendly congregation that she gets to play for every Sunday.