Fellowship baptist church of Marshalltown, IA was founded in 1963. Through the years the Lord has blessed in many wonderful ways with souls saved and called into full-time ministry around the nation. The question "Have you heard the good news?" continues to be the theme of our heart as we strive to reach our area with the Good News. Jesus Christ is known and loved at Fellowship Baptist Church and it is our desire that others may know the joy and power of Jesus Christ and his love.
As recipients of God's unmerited grace we have a zeal for spreading the good news of Christ! Our message to sinners is simple: call upon the name of the Lord and be saved! To believers, we say- join us in putting Christ at the center of life and strive to make Jesus known and loved.
At Fellowship Baptist one goal takes precedence over all else; making Jesus known and loved. To know Him is to love Him and our name reflects the truth that true fellowship is found in Jesus Christ.
Making Him Known
To make Jesus known, Fellowship Baptist proclaims the free offer of God's grace to sinners, urging them to repent and believe in Jesus. The Apostle Paul has described our work as a ministry of reconciliation. We call men to make peace with their Creator by believing in His Son. There is no salvation apart from Christ, so if we desire to see men saved we must preach Christ!! We baptize new believers in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and then we follow the Great Commission by teaching them to be disciples. To be a disciple of Christ means to follow both His teaching and His example. Through our preaching and teaching we set forth biblical doctrine, and through our ministries and worship service we offer believers the opportunity to bring glory to God by their obedient service.
Making Him Loved
To make Jesus loved we follow His example of obedience and love. Jesus breaks bread with His disciples and He calls them brothers. To grow in love for our Savior and His people, Fellowship Baptist fosters a sense of community, bringing believers together for worship, fellowship, learning, and spiritual growth. In all this we emphasize our Lord's words when He said "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another" (John 13:35)
Together we study God's Word and experience His goodness as we learn to be conformed to the image of His Son. We strive to make Jesus loved by loving one another and loving the people in our community to whom God has sent us as witnesses.