First Baptist Church of Montpelier, Indiana was founded by Franklin Baldwin, brother of the leader of Montpelier's first settlers, Abel Baldwin in 1838. It was incorporated in 1846. The present church building, located in downtown Montpelier, was constructed in 1907 and 1908. Through the years, the families have changed but the conviction to be a church that is founded upon the Word of God and centered on Jesus has remained the same. For over 175 years the families of First Baptist Church, Montpelier have come together to study the Word of God and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
In September of 2004, the families of First Baptist Church grew deeply concerned that so many churches in our nation were departing from the belief in the inerrancy and authority of the Word of God. They sought to affiliate themselves with a denomination that was committed to upholding the Scriptures in belief and practice. After much prayer, the families of First Baptist Church voted to unite themselves with the Southern Baptist Convention. This decision was made after examining the Baptist Faith and Message and the convention's focus on world mission. A copy of the Baptist Faith and message can be found on the conventions website at www.sbc.net. You can also read more about us on the Missions and Beliefs and Distinctives section of our website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
It is our goal to make much of Jesus as we fellowship together each Sunday. We support missions around the world and are committed to sharing the love of Jesus with our community. We continue to pray that God will add to our numbers those being saved. Our church is a very loving community that is committed to being a people who stand on the Word of God.