Meet the Pastor


Thank you for visiting the on-line face of the First Baptist Family!  We appreciate you taking the time to check us out.  My name is Derek Downs and I am grateful to be serving as the Pastor of First Baptist Galatia.

We are so excited about the work God is doing in, and through, the First Family!  This is a thrilling and exciting time for my family and those who are serving with us here.  We are expecting God to do great things through us, as we attempt to do great things for Him.

Choosing a church family can be a tough decision. You may be looking to find a place to develop lifelong friendships and relationships; or for a relevant message addressing concerns in your life; or maybe you are looking for a church that has ministries for everyone in your family. Whatever you are looking for, we believe we can be an encouragement to you and your entire family no matter where you are in life's journey.

On behalf of the First Family, I invite you and your family to experience the joy and excitement of the First Baptist Family.  Our church has gained a reputation as a friendly and caring fellowship, and we would welcome the opportunity to show you why. We would be honored to have you in any of our worship services or other activities.

If you are looking for a church home, First Baptist may be the place for you!

Hoping to Meet You!

Pastor Derek




April 2019
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Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8

Sunday Services
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:40 am - Morning Worship
6:00 pm - -Evening Worship

7:00 pm - Bible Study &
Prayer Meeting

First Baptist Church of Galatia
108 E Church St. • Galatia, IL 62935
Phone: 618-268-4541