Highlights of our church's history include:

October 17, 1876
Members of the State Street Baptist Church, Springfield, MA dismissed to form First Baptist Church.

December 21, 1910
Original church building destroyed by fire.

February 21, 1911
New church building dedicated.

November 2, 1929
Eva Knight, one of First Baptist's members, set sail for China where she served as a missionary until her death in 1936.

April 17, 1970
Current church facility dedicated.

April 18, 2004
Church addition dedicated; including new classrooms, nursery, and full handicap accessibility.