History of the First Baptist Church of
In January of 1948, the pastor of the Alexandria
First Baptist Church, Rev. Roger Youngquist, began Thursday evening Bible study
and prayer meetings in various Glenwood homes.
A survey was conducted and the results showed there
were a number of people in this area interested in starting a Baptist Church in
On May 16, 1948, the first worship service was held
in the Glenwood Township Hall.
On August 19, 1951, the church was organized with 15
charter members. Land was purchased and groundbreaking for a church building
occurred August 15, 1954.
The first worship service in the newly constructed
building was on Easter Sunday, 1955.
The new sanctuary was opened and dedicated as we
celebrated our 40th anniversary on June 23, 1991.
We are a part of the Minnesota Iowa Baptist
The Awana program began on January 25, 1984, and has
been going strong ever since. We are blessed to be able to minister to the
children who attend in our community.
The year begins in September and ends usually in
April, meeting every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Studying the Word of God is very important part of
our church. .
We have an open Mens Bible Study group that
meets every Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome