First Southern Baptist Church of Rushville (FSBC) has the desire to: Faithfully Serve Believers of Christ We are a people who are worshiping Jesus, showing our love for Him by reaching out to people, sharing and teaching the Truth of God's Word.
A Brief History
1960 On September 17th 1960, a group of 10 people met to study the Bible. They discussed the possibility of beginning a new Southern Baptist work in Rushville. On October 19th 1960, the Cooperstown Baptist Church voted to sponsor the new work in Rushville and the mission church had begun. For the next 11 months the small group met in homes for worship and fellowship. They then rented a large house on the corner where the present building now stands. 1961 On October 29th 1961 Bro. Larry Childers was called as the first pastor of the church and on May 13th 1962, the mission was organized into a church with 19 charter members. 1966 On July 27th 1966 the church bought the property where it is currently located. 1967 The church decided to build a new building and broke ground on July 30th 1967 for a new block building to accommodate the growing congregation. 1968 A dedication service for the new building was held on November 3rd 1968. 1980 The lot west of the church was purchased, a basement was constructed, and expanded parking was added. 1983 Construction began on a new sanctuary. 2007 Our original building was renovated and classrooms as well as an office were added. 2011 Our basement was renovated. 2016 Our entry way was redesigned and a welcome center was established. Today Since those early days of our church we have seen hundreds of people come to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Today we have around 60-70 people in regular attendance. There is a growing excitement about what the Lord is doing at FSBC Rushville. We can't wait for you to join our story!
First Southern Baptist Church 426 Maple Ave. Rushville, IL 62681
We are located at the intersection of Macomb Rd & W Adams St. On the corner of Maple Ave.