As the pastor of First Baptist Church of Astoria I would like to welcome you to our Web site.  We indeed strive to provide a family atmosphere for spiritual encouragement and support.  We are working to provide well-rounded family oriented ministries that will lift the hearts and minds of everyone and to provide them a place to achieve spiritual growth and a sustaining faith.

We have wonderful outreach ministries designed to reach our surrounding community with the love of Christ.  We have two clothes closets: 1st impressions is a ministry to anyone needing nice clothes for a job interview or work.  We also have a clothes closet for individuals who need everyday clothes, jackets, hygiene items, shoes, etc.  We also have A.A. and N.A. meetings every day of the week, Girl Scouts meeting twice a month, and weekly Bible study and prayer.  We are involved with a local congregation to provide the AWANA program once a week during the school year. Each summer we partner with four other downtown churches for a Vacation Bible School involving up to 100 children in the month of July.

It is exciting to see how God is working through First Baptist Church, a well-established church that has been a part of downtown Astoria for over 93 years in its present location.  Our prayer is that we continue to “Grow with God” through worship, fellowship, love for one another and our community, and the reading of Scripture.

I ask that you join with us in this truly exciting adventure.  You can be part of something that will change your live and the lives of the people around you.


Serving together, in Christ Jesus,


Rev. Rob Sturdivant