About Us

FirstB is truly the first church of Twin Falls, Idaho. Mrs. I. B. Perrine requested someone to come from the American Baptist Idaho Mission board to hold meetings. Those meetings first took place in Oct. 1904 and again in Jan. of 1905 when the First Baptist Church was established.

FirstB has been faithful in service to the Twin Falls community and beyond for more than 105 years, and looks forward to serving until the day of Christ’s return.

FirstB should be your first stop if you are searching for a church home. Many who have come here and gone to shop other churches return to find a warm welcome. We are not a fit for everyone and there are many other awesome churches in Twin Falls, but we would love the opportunity to see if FirstB is the right place for you!

910 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
(208) 733-2936

Our Mission

Connecting our community to Christ through love.

First Baptist of Twin Falls: The Church with Heart

We Love God through worship this is the
Great Commandment
We Love one another through small groups this is the Great Commitment
We Love all people through ministry and mission this is the Great Commission

Everyone at FirstB is encouraged to be regularly involved in worship, become part of a small group, and participate in some form of ministry/mission! These are the three hallmarks of all we do!


Matthew 22:36-38 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.


John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”


Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

What We Believe

FirstB is an American Baptist Church. As such, we believe:

Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man.
Jesus was crucified and risen to life on the third day.
Jesus will come again to redeem his church.
The holy bible is the only authority for faith and daily living.
Mission beyond our own walls is of vital importance.

For more information, the American Baptist web site may be found at abc-usa.org.

Regionally, we are part of the American Baptist Churches of the Northwest whose web site may be found at abcnw.org.


Lead Pastor: Gary Bassham

Children’s Ministries: Amanda Weibert

Church Secretary: Nancy Villegas