In 1874, with only eighteen charter members, God planted First Baptist Church as a beacon in Louisiana's capital city. Its light has shown brightly for the past 140 years as it has delivered God's message. FBC's emphasis has always been on sound Biblical preaching, ministries and missions.
During these many decades FBC has developed and sponsored over thirty missions in the greater Baton Rouge area and South Louisiana. Several missionaries who served faithfully in foreign fields came from the ranks of the FBC family of faith.