first baptist church of monroe


9:30AM Sunday School for all ages

10:30AM Worship Service

6:00PM Adult Bible Fellowship

Wednesday 6:30-8:00PM
The Gospel Project 3yo-8th Grade


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810 S Commerce Street

PO Box 280

Monroe, Iowa 50170

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About us

It is our vision for 2019 to "GO FORWARD." This is based out of Deuteronomy 31:8, "The LORD is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged." 

We GO FORWARD by faith - informed by God's Word, the Bible, and His Holy Spirit, we step out trusting the Lord's leading as we move into a new year and a new chapter of our life as a church. 

We GO FORWARD with Christ - It is our purpose to give Christ first place in everything. So as we go forward, we fix our eyes on our Savior, trusting that God will be with us, as He has promised. 

We GO FORWARD together - we do not walk by faith alone, but in a community of faith. God has given us His Church to equip us to encourage one another, build one another up, and serve the Lord together. 

our pastor:

Pastor Josh Palma grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota under the care of godly parents, where he placed his faith in Christ at a young age. Pastor Josh graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa. He received his B.A. in Biblical Studies in 2009, followed by his Master of Divinity in 2012. It was during his time at Faith that Josh met his wife, Lindsay, and they were married in 2011. 

Pastor Josh and Lindsay began serving at First Baptist Church in January of 2019. They have two daughters: Anya and Leah. 

Josh Palma
Vickie S. Wright