Welcome to First Baptist Church! We are delighted at the possibility of meeting you and ministering to you and your family. We pray that the fellowship of God’s people and the ministry of the Word of God will have a meaningful impact upon your life. We trust your visit will be engaging, encouraging, and exciting. Our desire is that you sense the presence of the Lord in the lives of His people at First Baptist Church, and that your heart be uplifted as you join us in magnifying our Great God! Below you will find a few frequently asked questions that will hopefully give you a brief understanding about us. If you do not find what you need or would like additional questions answered please fill out the form below and we will contact you shortly. Thanks again for taking the time to visit us online!

Why church?

At First Baptist Church we believe that God has revealed Himself through His inspired Word, the Bible. We believe that God has called us as a church to share the good news of the gospel with our community and the world. No matter your background, we want to welcome you to join us for an engaging worship service and encouraging fellowship with people who genuinely care about you. For more information on our beliefs and doctrine please visit Our Beliefs page.

Why do we exist?

First Baptist Church, with its rich spiritual heritage and balanced biblical ministries, strives to honor God through vibrant,contagious WORSHIP, penetrating, evangelistic OUTREACH, compassionate, caring FELLOWSHIP, and dynamic, servant-producing DISCIPLESHIP.

What do we offer?

We have Bible Studies, Classes and Activities for the entire family. We offer Nursery Services (Sunday’s and Wednesday’s), Children’s Sunday School, Teen Youth GroupCollege and Career Ministries and a number of Adult and Senior Adult Bible Study groups. Our Church services emphasize the goodness of God and the hope of salvation! For more information about specific ministries, classes and activities please visit our various ministry pages.

What can I expect from the worship service?



  • 9:00am – Children’s Sunday School, Teen Youth Group and Adult Bible Study
  • 10:15am – Morning Worship Service
  • 6:00pm – Evening Worship Service

Wednesday for Adults

  • 7:00pm – Adult Bible Study/Prayer Meeting

Wednesday for Kids/Teens (June-August)

  • 6:45pm – Kid’s Summer Program (K4 – 6th)
  • 7:00pm – Youth Group (7th – 12th)

Wednesday for Kids/Teens (September – May)

  • 6:45pm – AWANA (K4 – 6th grade)
  • 6:45pm – Jr Hi Youth Group (7th & 8th grade)
  • 7:00pm – Sr Hi Youth Group (9th – 12th grade)

Who’s on staff?

Our Senior Pastor is Patrick Odle. Pastor Odle is a dynamic leader dedicated to preaching sound doctrine and communicating clear Biblical principles. For more information about our entire pastoral staff please visit our Pastoral Leadership page.

Where are you located?

First Baptist Church is located at 11400 Lagrange Rd in Elyria, Ohio. We are minutes from downtown Elyria on the corner of Rt.20 and 301.

How do I become a Member?

If you are interested in learning more about our church and what we believe, or you would like to become a member of our church please click here.