First Baptist Church of Birmingham, Michigan

in Downtown Birmingham, Michigan
First Baptist Birmingham
The First Baptist Church of Birmingham will be a disciplined,
focused and prayerful congregation
that is energized and mobilized by the spirit of God
so that lives are changed through sharing our love of Jesus Christ
and our resources in our community and around the world.

Changing lives in our community and around the world!


Come Worship with Us
  Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 10:30AM
Worship Service Bulletin

The "SoJournal"

The monthly newsletter for First Baptist.
(Click here for the current and previous issues.)


Alternative Gifts Fair

Saturday, November 1, 2014
10AM - 3PM in Fellowship Hall

Come shop for unique gifts that keep giving.

Alternative Gift Fairs are designed to give charity and self-help organizations a place to highlight their work.  Each vendor represented brings unique items in support of an organization that helps feed, clothe, house, educate or train those in need of help towards a better life. 
(Click here to read more.)

B'Jazz Vespers
Season 19!

Some Sweet Jazz...
with an Interlude of Worship

  Sunday, October 19, 2014
5 to 7PM

"Jerry McKenzie's

The cream of Detroit’s jazz artists make a triumphant visit to
B’Jazz Vespers when Jerry  McKenzie’s JUST JAZZ
and special guests come together to perform.

About the artists…
JUST JAZZ includes McKenzie on drums, Terry Lower on piano and Ray Tin on bass. McKenzie is a well-known area jazz drummer who worked with the Stan Kenton Orchestra for many years. As part of the Kenton organization, McKenzie was part of numerous albums including the Grammy Award-winning “Kenton’s West Side Story” and “Adventures in Jazz”, and has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michele LeGrand, Rosemary Clooney and Mel Torme.
Joining JUST JAZZ are two of the areas finest jazz performing artists
guitarist Michael Hyde, and vocalist Edye Evans Hyde.
2011 West Michigan Jazz Society MUSICIAN of the YEAR, Edye Evans Hyde has been singing jazz, blue and pop music for over 30 years in Michigan, Los Angeles, Asia and Europe. She has shared the stage with Linda Hopkins, Michael Bolton, and Maria Muldaur, the late Ray Charles, and Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. Hyde has also performed with the West Shore Symphony singing selections from her acclaimed albums, GIRL TALK and LADY WITH A SONG.

No admission is charged, but a free-will offering is collected and $10 per person is the suggested donation to help cover costs.
The Global Gifts Shop

A Non Profit Fair Trade Store

The shop is now closed for the 2013/14 season, however, it will be open after each B'Jazz Vespers (third Sunday's) and also by appointment @ 248-644-0550.

Ken Medema in Concert!

Watch the video of a very special evening from March 1, 2014.  With Ken and many of First Baptist's Mission Partners & Missionaries!

Recorded by Birmingham-Bloomfield Cable Television

Children Of The World

International Dance and Music Concert

Children Of The World is sponsored by First Baptist Church Birmingham in partnership with 
 Gateway Montessori School which is located in the church at 300 Willits in downtown Birmingham. One purpose of this event is to perform songs and dances which reflect the cultural heritage of many of the children who attend the school. Funding for the event is made available through a generous gift from the family of long-time church member, Janet Fouracre.


How to contact us?


Church Office Phone: 248-644-0550

First Baptist Church of Birmingham
300 Willits St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

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Read about our tradition of service & outreach to community, regional and global needs.

View the Dedication Program booklet from 1929. 


Listen to Recent Choir Performances

It is Well With My Soul
Hand Bell Choir & Violin

Power of the Cross
Chancel Choir & Violin

View Videos from First Baptist Christmas 2011

"Once in Royal David's City"

FBC Handbell Choir

Lighting of the Advent Candles

"O Come, All ye Faithful"

Featuring our restored Allen/Moller Pipe Organ

"A Celtic Christmas"

(from "Tapestry of Lights")

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock:
if any man hear my voice and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will sup with him,
 and he with me."
Revelation 3:20 (American Standard Version)

First Baptist Church of Birmingham, Michigan
 is a congregation with a history and character
 dedicated to mission and ministry
 in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

Set in the heart of downtown Birmingham,
the church has a reach across the Detroit Metropolitan Area,
the State of Michigan, the nation, and the world.

We value the diversity among us and are a people engaged
 and committed to the work of biblical justice and peace.

Through the witness of the congregation,
the expression of Baptist tradition comes in ways
 that may be surprising to some.

However, we embrace that tradition and
are thankful for the great heritage we share.

A first hand encounter with God in Christ through worship,
discipleship and mission is a vital element of our hope
 for our life together. 

Related Links

Metropolitan Detroit Association of American Baptist Churches

American Baptist Churches of the USA

American Baptist Churches of Michigan

Detroit Baptist Union (DBU)

Friendship House

Hamtramck, MI

Aqua Clara International
Sustainable Water Programs Worldwide

Living Water International
Drilling water wells in third-world countries.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry

Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength

Read the Spirit with David Crumm

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