First Baptist Community

We are a welcoming, inclusive community of faith. Worship is at the center of our life. Worship that touches the mind, heart and soul follows Christ into the world. Worship that blends both the traditional and the contemporary. We seek to nourish a thoughtful, maturing faith. We offer all ages opportunities to explore and deepen […]

In the World

by Bill Leonard Jimmy Carter was president of the United States. Jimmy Carter has built Habitat for Humanity dwellings for 33 years. Jimmy Carter led the Carter Center in eradicating much of the Guinea worm plague in West Africa. Jimmy Carter is a (mostly) unashamed Baptist. Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at the Maranatha Baptist […]

Rev. Rick Mixon

I am personally thrilled that Gregory Stevens has accepted our call to serve as our Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Family Life. Our candidating weekend went very well, with a fine cook out and time for sharing on Saturday evening, followed by an excellent worship service and special business meeting on Sunday. Gregory acquitted […]


WELCOME MINISTRY presents STREET REQUIEM – for those who have died on the street. A concert featuring Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, and Dr. Kathleen McGuire, conductor, other soloists, and a mass community chorus. Dan Cudworth and Afan Huang are singing in these performances: Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7 PM Old First Presbyterian Church 1751 Sacramento […]

Habitat for Humanity, Greater San Francisco

Our August Special Mission Offering is for Habitat For Humanity Greater San Francisco. The mission of the Greater San Francisco Habitat for Humanity is to make the dream of home ownership a reality for low‐income families ‐ a virtually unattainable dream for the majority of residents in San Francisco, Marin and the Peninsula. We urge […]


This Week at First Baptist The Church Choir is on hiatus for the Summer. We will resume rehearsals in September. Thursday, August 27, 10:00 AM: Women’s Brunch at Corner Bakery Café, 3375 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. All women of our church community are invited to join in. Sunday, August 30: Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost […]

Midweek Message

The weekly update on church activities and concerns. Midweek Message, August 26, 2015


A sermon preached by Gregory Stevens First Baptist Church, Palo Alto, CA Sunday, August 23, 2015 Text: Matthew 25: 31-46 I came to the Faith at a small Southern Baptist church in good ole’ Lutz Florida. It was the part of town that continues to wave the Confederate flag as a sign of pride. The […]


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