First Baptist Church


First Baptist Church


of

of

Newton

Newton

Our mission is to delight God by developing a church full of people whose integrity is beyond question, whose faith is beyond reason, and whose compassion is beyond compare.



FBC Newton Welcomes You!

YOU

are important to us!

If you feel lost, broken, ashamed, or like you are missing something in your life, fear not, God can make you anew. Maybe you are just looking for a closer connection to God and a spiritual family to celebrate our savior with, well First Baptist Church of Newton is the place for you!

Our Church

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We Believe

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Services and ACTIVITIES

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday AM Worship - 9:00 A.M.

SunDay Sunday School - 10:30 A.M.

SunDAY Family ministries - 6:00 P.M.

WedNESDAY study group - 6:00 P.M.

2nd Wed. wed. night ignite - 5:30 P.M.

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Seeking Senior Pastor!


candidates click link to view church profile


contact adam wolf if interested

ajwolfod@gmail.com

First Baptist Church

400 . Washington st.

Newton, IL 62448


Wednesday Night Ignite

5:30 P.M.

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Person Carrying a lamp by the Sea

Thy word

is a lamp unto my feet

and a light unto my path

Thy word

is a lamp unto my feet

and a light unto my path

Psalm 119:105

Psalm 119:105

Contact Info

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Office Open MTWTF 9AM-12am

Secretary Lynn Davidson

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(618) 783-2226

Newtonfirstbaptistchurch@gmail.com

Address

First Baptist Church

201 S. Church st.

Newton, IL 62448

Pastor Steve Willis

Congratulations Pastor Steve on your Retirement!

Stephen G. Wllis has been the pastor of the First Baptist Church since August of 1983. Steve has elected to retire in August 2023 after 40 years of dedicated service. He and his wife, the former Scherry Roth, are natives of Ironton, OH and were married in 1977. Steve has an A.B. in education from Marshall University in Huntington, WV and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. In October 2004 he received his Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary. He has been active in ministry since 1971, serving as an evangelist and as a pastor before moving to Dallas in 1979 and then to the pastorate in Newton after obtaining his master's degree. In addition to his ministerial duties, Steve is a member of several committees and boards in Jasper County. He has served as president of the Jasper County Ministerial Association and Newton Rotary, and is currently the secretary-treasurer of the ministerial association.

Scherry is a graduate of ITT with certification in interior design. In Ohio she worked as a secretary and then with the Ohio Department of Health and Human Services. She was a secretary in Dallas at Dallas Theological Seminary. After moving with Steve to Newton, she took some time away from the workplace to have two daughters, Stephanie, born in 1983 and Megan, born in 1985. When both the girls were in school, Scherry returned to the workplace, first at Arndt's Stores, then as a painter with Hidden Blessings, and since 1994, as a secretary for the Jasper County Unit #1 School District. She retired in June of 2016. She is active in the church as leader of the Children's Choirs and directing the adult choir.

Megan graduated from Judson University, Elgin, IL in December of 2007, and received her ThM from Edinburgh University (Scotland) in August of 2008. She married Casey Robbins in February of 2014, and they have two children, Sully and Edith.

Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Illinois (2005) and received a master's degree from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, in May of 2007. She is now a speech pathologist with Southern Ohio Educational Services in Portsmouth, Ohio. She married Jimmy Bailey in July of 2009. Jimmy is a teacher and coach with the New Boston, Ohio, School District. They live in Wheelersburg, OH. They have two children, Madelyn and Cullen.

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