Pastor Chuck Bradbury received Christ at the age of 28 through the witness of a co-worker. He graduated from Christian Center Bible College in Lafayette, LA in 1988. He has been the pastor of First Baptist Church in Wisconsin Rapids since 2006. He and his wife, Pat, have been happily married for 40 years and he is the father of 4 and grandfather of 11. Pastor Chuck has a great love for God and his Word and desires to help others know Christ and grow in their personal walk with God.
First Baptist Church is actively involved supporting missions, both
locally and foreign.
Cranberry Oxford House for Alcohol/Drug Rehabilitation
• 341 8th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids
• For Women Only
First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center
SWEPS Food Pantry
• 331 12th Ave. S., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Helping Hands Gospel Mission
• God’s Refuge and Renewal. Helping Hands is Christ-centered help for
people whose lives are in need of refuge and renewal.
Real Life Ministries to Youth (3rd thru H.S.)
• Reaching girls with the hope of Jesus Christ! REAL LIFE is a place for
girls to hang out, receive homework help, have fun and learn about a God
who loves them. http://www.calvaryrapids.org
Destiny Point Women’s Restoration Center
• Restoring Hope in the Lives of Hurting Women
• 3995 County Hwy K
• Amherst, WI 54415
The Sharping Family – Kenya missionaries
The Davis Family – Haiti missionaries
The Matthews Family – Nicaragua missionaries
• Jordan and Abigale Matthews: Serving God by reflecting His
unconditional love in Nicaragua.
what we believe
There is one living, eternal and true God. He is the creator of the universe, all powerful, all knowing and all loving. He desires us to know him personally.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus is the perfect Son of God. He fulfilled God’s plan by his death and resurrection which provided salvation to all who believe and trust in him.
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make people aware of their sin and need for a Savior. He lives in every Christian and provides them with power for living, spiritual understanding and guidance.
About the Bible
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God which reveals God and what he wants us to know for a fulfilled life here and for eternity.
People are the special creation of God, made in his image. But because we sinned against God we are in need of forgiveness and redemption. When a person places genuine faith in Jesus they are, by God’s grace, made spiritually alive and right before God.
According to God’s plan and promise, Jesus will return to the earth to judge all men. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, a place of eternal punishment. The righteous, through Christ, will be resurrected, glorified and dwell forever with the Lord. Those who are born again and die will be present with the Lord for eternity.
We have several life groups meeting at different times during the week.
They are casual and are held in people’s home where we discuss various topics relating to the Bible. They also include some time for prayer, singing and fellowship. They are a great way to grow both in God and in relationship with other Christians.
Weekly Men’s Bible Study
This weekly Bible Study if held each Wednesday morning at 9 am at Hardee’s on 8th Street in Wisconsin Rapids. It is open to all men of any denomination. If you are interested in learning more about God’s Word and would like to fellowship with those who do also, come join us!
Weekly Women’s Bible Study
Our weekly women’s bible study is held each Wednesday morning at 10th Ave. Apartments in Wisconsin Rapids at 9:00 a.m. This group of women is made up of several women from several different faiths. If you are looking for a group that is interested in learning more about God’s Word come and join us.
Monthly Women’s Fellowship Group
The Women’s Fellowship Group at First Baptist Church is called the “Joy Circle”. It is a group of women who are dedicated to the missions of the church, whether local or foreign. They meet monthly at different women’s homes, and besides the business of missions, they also plan trips and activities for the women of the church.
After School Ministry at Mead School
Every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 pm after school a Bible lesson is taught to any children interested in coming. This group, called the Good News Club, learns about God’s love for them through Bible lessons, songs, scripture, games and more. It is a fun time for all the children, grades K-5th grade.
Vacation Bible School
Each summer First Baptist Church sponsors a week long Vacation Bible School for all children, ages 4-12. The exciting Bible lessons, songs, and games are taught by high school youth trained by Child Evangelism Fellowship. They are usually held outside at a park and are open to all the children of the community, regardless of religious background.
Dates, time and place will be posted at the appropriate time.
Call 715-459-4827 for times and location of Life Groups, Bible Studies, VBS and other information.