Karen Ministry

Two hundred years of history has merged at First Baptist- Moline. In the early 1800s Adoniram Judson traveled to the Far East and found himself in Rangoon, Burma representing the Baptist church. As the first overseas missionary from the United States, he lived among the Karen people, sharing the love of Jesus Christ and translating the Bible into Burmese. Thousands of converts were realized in the thirty-eight years of his service.

Fast forward to 2007 and Karen refugees arrive in America, many practicing Baptists, some coming to the Quad Cities and First Baptist Church Moline.  Now the Karen Htee Sat Mat Ywa Baptist Church shares our facility.  They have Karen language Sunday School at 11:45 a.m. on Sundays and Karen Worship at 12 noon.  First Baptist Church provides English language ministry through Compass Youth Ministry at 4:30pm on Sunday afternoons.

First Baptist Church Moline and the Karen Baptist Church join together for work days several times a year to maintain the grounds and facilities.  Our common goal for the future is to partner together in stewardship of our facility and in ministry.  Both churches are mutually blessed as we work and serve together to the glory of God.


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