201 West Walnut Street
Jonesboro, Il. 62952
Sunday – 8:15 & 10:35 AM  6:00 PM
Wednesday – AWANA – 6 :00 PM
Adults & Youth – 6:30 PM
We believe you are viewing our website because of God’s intended design for your life today. The Bible says that God has placed eternity in the hearts of everyone, so many people feel that emptiness but don’t realize God is the only one to fill it. They seek to fill it with all sorts of worldly things. If you are seeking God for the first time he can be found, and our goal is to help you find him here. Maybe you have tried church before but need a fresh and exciting encounter through worship, if so our services are filled with people seeking the same thing each Sunday.
Even if you are not sure about God, Church or the whole Christian thing, we welcome you to join us anyway during one of our services. Bring your questions, doubts or concerns we will gladly, prayerfully and respectfully listen to them. Feel free to ask us anything you wish.
Our preaching and teaching is firmly grounded in the Bible because only God’s Word can eternally impact our lives. Our worship is directed toward an audience of One, God Himself, so to express our deep love for him and our thankfulness. Our times together as God’s people are oriented in caring for and loving one another, so that the world will know we are His disciples. We want to Care for Our Community and you.

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Our Purpose
Uniting together in: UPREACH to God with prayer and worship; OUTREACH to our community with mercy and compassion; and INREACH to one another with love and care.
Our Goal
Making DISCIPLEs in Southern Illinois, throughout America and around the world.
Our Call
Preaching and teaching the Bible, encouraging each other, and equipping all DISCIPLEs to serve and to share the gospel through missions and ministries in our community and the world.
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Church Information:

Address:    201 W Walnut Street

P.O. Box 32
Jonesboro, Illinois 62952
Phone: 618-833-7981
Phone:       618-833-7981
Fax:             618-83-4021
Our office is open Monday – Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM. The Office entrance is located on Church Street on the opposite side of the building from the parking lot.
Sunday AM Services:
Early Worship – 8:15
Coffee Fellowship – 9:00
Bible Study Classes – 9:30
Late Worship – 10:35
Sunday PM Services:
Choir Rehearsal – 4:50
Worship Service – 6:00
Wednesday PM Services:
Children’s Ministry – 6:30 
Adult Bible Study & Prayer Service – 6:30

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True Life: Answers To Life’s Toughest Questions

Answering Life’s Hard Questions and Bringing People to Church -



“The atmosphere of worship and the spirit of love are truly here.”
“Generosity regularly flows from this church” 
“Since the First Visit Until Now as a Member, The People Have Shown Love To My Family”


“The People have always been very inviting of others to become apart of the church family and community.”
“Always Praying for Others when it is needed”
“When I came to Jonesboro First Baptist Church eleven years ago, one of the things that made an impression on me was the willingness of everyone to volunteer and help. That is something you don’t always see in churches.”

Motions & Musings

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Moving from Mouthpiece to Hands of Jesus

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Let me say thank you for standing up for your faith and values within the community by letting your voice be heard.  One of the ways you did that was in your vocal opposition to the proposed beer tent at the Union County Fair Grounds.  When God’s people speak up others listen, but there is a …


5 Things You Can Do For VBS


Vacation Bible School was always fun as a kid.  Sometimes you as an adult, however, it has been announced causing feelings of guilt or remorse.  These usually come to those who want to help but are not sure just what to do.  There are all kinds of things to do for VBS, but let me share these five with you if you are not volunteering but wish you could.

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Vacation Bible School

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It’s that time of year again!!!  School has been out for a few weeks now and the kids are looking for some exciting adventures.  so, join us for vacation bible school as we dive deep and become submerged in God’s Word.

Our Daily Bread

Revived and Alive

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As a kid growing up in a Southern Baptist Church, when I heard our church was “going to have revival,” I thought how great that was because that meant good dinners at church and nights of staying up late.  Sadly for many of the adult Christians in my childhood church, revival meant the same thing to them.  Even more sad, is for many the idea of revival has not changed.
I want to ask you to consider your understanding of revival, and what would it mean for you and JFBC (or whatever church you attend) to “have revival?”  Read what Dr. Martin Loyd Jones says revival is for a church and Christian.

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Prayer and Pepto

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Pepto is good for stomach aches, but it does little to fix or change a persistent problem.  

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Do you think about the defiant prophet?  Do you think about the giant fish?  Do you think about the predominant God?
What we think about first gives us a better understanding of our view of God.

Graduation Sunday

Recognition for Graduates

Graduation Sunday
May 22nd will be the Sunday we take a moment and recognize the accomplishments of all who are graduating during this Graduation season. WEAR YOUR CAP AND GOWNS OR DRESS CLOTHES!!! We like to honor all students from Pre-K to Post Graduate, so if you or someone you know will be graduating or has already please let us know so we can honor them with a word and a gift.

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God’s Thinking About You

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Ever think much about what God thinks about you? May you don’t believe with all the people in the world that He has much time for you. God however has thoughts for you and your life no matter your age.  Just listen as he speaks to Jeremiah because it is His voice speaking to you as well.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (29:11)
Maybe your like most believers who consider their present circumstances as just the natural results of life decisions.  But that is not God’s thoughts.


Celebration Ceremony


Awana Celebration Night

We are saying thank you to all parents, volunteers, and church members tonight for their support during this first season of Awana.  It has been a …

Our Daily Bread

5/3 Tuesday Table Talks

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Warnings from Jesus
17 He said to His disciples, “Offenses will certainly come, but woe to the one they come through! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to stumble. 3 Be on your guard. If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and comes back to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”
In this text we find Jesus speaking about Forgiveness, but what is He attempting to teach Peter and the other disciples in regards to Forgiveness.  Is he speaking about the action, or does he have something deeper in mind?