Who We Are
First Baptist Church of Downey is a Bible-believing, Bible preaching church committed to living out the Great Commission. We are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus (Matthew 28:16-20), to love God with all our being, and to love each other as ourselves (Mark 12:29-31) just as Jesus has commanded us to do. We are only one part of the family of God, the church universal, but we desire to build relationships centered on Jesus Christ and the Bible.
We have a rich heritage in Downey for over 150 years (est. 1868), and yet we recognize the critical importance to focus on the future and learning from the past. By the grace of God, we continue to be a lighthouse in our community, desiring that people can come to know Jesus and be transformed by the timeless message of the Bible, God’s holy word. We are people who have put our trust in Christ for the forgiveness of our sins. We have been baptized to express the change that God has done in us.
Our story isn’t done yet. We are excited to see what God is doing in us and through us, and where God is leading us to better serve our community by being the hands and feet of Jesus in the city of Downey.