FBC History

Our History

FBC Watsonville has had a vital presence in our community for over 100 years. Our story started in a tent erected to hold meetings where we could preach the Gospel. It was officially born Aug. 21, 1914, as 25 charter members dedicated themselves to establishing a church. From our first, simple wood-sided building, to our current facility, we’ve been gathering together week-in and week-out for over a century. All that time, the core of our ministry has not changed; preaching the gospel, teaching God’s Word, and responding in worship.

God has been faithful and good to FBC. He’s blessed us with buildings, resources, and pastors. He’s used the ministries of FBC to touch thousands of lives, both here in Watsonville and around the globe. We’ve been preaching and teaching, praying and singing, and declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all those many decades. And we are dedicated to continuing with that great heritage.

For 100 years, God has been busy here. He’s done so much more than those first 25 members could’ve imagined, and we believe he has more he intends to do in the years to come. To God be the glory for the things he has done, and for the things he will continue to do in and through the First Baptist Church of Watsonville.

Please watch the video below for a full history and testimonies about First Baptist Church Watsonville.