As the pastor of First Baptist Church of Astoria, I would like to welcome you
to our Web site.  We strive to provide a family atmosphere for spiritual
encouragement and support.  We 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. Our clothes closet offers new and used
clothes to individuals who need everyday clothes, jackets, hygiene items,
shoes, etc. Our church hosts A.A. meetings every day of the week. We
also host Narcotics Anonymous meetings three nights a week. We also
have other meetings throughout the week. Each fall we host a street
picnic, in conjunction with “Back to Church Sunday,” for our community.
Each summer we partner with First Peace Lutheran church for a
community Vacation Bible School involving more than 40 children in the
month of June.
We have other community outreach project throughout the year, including
an annual basement sale in the fall. We support local ministries like the
Astoria Rescue Mission and the Crisis Pregnancy Clinic. We also support
our regional camp, Camp Arrah Wanna, at the foothills of Mt. Hood.
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 100 years
in its present location.  Our prayer is to 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 life and the lives of the people around
 Serving together, in Christ Jesus,
Rev. Rob Sturdivant