First Baptist Church Ridgecrest 

California


We use the word of God  as the foundation for our faith and the inspiration for our daily lives. We put those teachings into practice at home and at work.


 

Rides to Church Services

Anyone needing a ride to church, or is willing to pick up others please contact Mike at Deacons@fbcridgecrest.com


Library

The library in the education wing is available for anyone to use.


The Women's Center High Desert
The Women's Center High Desert is a nonprofit organization providing a network of services relating to domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse for Eastern Kern county and surrounding counties. They are here to educate the public and community agencies to heighten awareness regarding primary prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse and to reduce the risk of victimization. The center is located at 134 S. China Lake Blvd. For information, contact Erin Higgins at 760-301-4941.

Pregnancy Care Center
​The Pregnancy Care Center is a licensed medical center affiliated with the Right to Life League of Southern California. PCC is a nonprofit organization serving our local community since opening its doors in 1993. Services include pregnancy testing, ultrasound, referrals, pre and post abortion counseling, and education.The center is financed exclusively by charitable donations. As a fund raiser for PCC, First Baptist collects loose change between Mother's Day in May and Father's Dy in June to fill baby bottles. For information contact Erin Higgins at 760-301-4941.


Veterans Stand Down

The Veterans Stand Down is a community event to help provide jobs, food clothing, services and referrals for Veterans benefits for those in our community who have unmet needs. Once a year we have a booth at the Veterans Stand Down and will need volunteers to help man the booth. Please plan on attending or offer to volunteer to help this day. For information, contact Will and JoAnne Lusk at 760-977-6209


ABWE International - Togo, West Africa

ABWE began working in Togo in 1974 and now has more than 100 missionaries working in this small West African country. ABWE founded Karolyn Kempton Memorial Christian Hospital in 1985, and sought to bring physical and spiritual health to south Toga. Thousands of lives have been saved through this high-quality medical ministry. Beyond the hospital compound, missionaries use community health outreaches, mobile clinics, and nurse training to engage and minister in the country.

  In 2015 ABWE missionaries opened a $6, 43-bed medical center called the Hospital of Hope in the northern part of Togo. The hospital saw more than 10,000 patients in the first few months of operation and serves as an important ministry platform with an impact that reaches into several countries. 


Offering is taken by designation in offering envelopes. For information about ABWE and the TOGO Ministries, contact Garon and Susan Harris - garon.susanharris@abwe.cc



Our Church began in 1958 with 35 families and the Reverend Ellis Tiffany. Five acres was purchased on the corner of Downs and Dolphin. The adjacent unfinished Church of Christ facilities was bought and used during renovation. In 1961 the church elected to affiliate with American Baptist Churches of the Pacific Southwest under the missionary status. By the year 1969 the education facility was constructed and renovation of sanctuary by adding narthex and bapistry was completed.

   

In the year of 1975 the congregation celebrated God's movement in our midst by becoming a self supporting American Baptist Church. In the early eighties the church with full ABW support went into another renovation project. The construction of the Anna Brosom kitchen and office space in south end of education facility. Also the expansion of the old sanctuary for much needed seating space. And as the church grew with God so did the need for more space. In July 1990 the new sanctuary was completed. 1994 saw more expansion by adding of the Rorick's children education wing.

   

Today we are affiliated with Transformation Ministries under the leadership of Interim Pastor Alan Coler. Beginning May 6th we will be under leadership of Pastor Matt Pope and his wife Tori.

Sunday School

Adult Sunday School - 9:00 am

Fellowship Time

10:00 - 10:30 am in the foyer Coffee & Refreshments

Worship Service

10:30 am in the sanctuary

​​Men and Women's Bible Study

Wednesday 6:00pm

Interim Pastor:   pastor@fbcridgecrest.com

                  Mat Pope

Music:       music@fbcridgecrest.com

                   

Deacons:   deacons@fbcridgecrest.com

                   Mike Reichers

​​Secretary:  secretary@fbcridgecrest.com