First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland recognizes its diversity as its greatest strength. Our friendly, warm, and caring members come from a variety of backgrounds. Each comes with a wealth of experience and a passion for Christ as well as diverse tastes in music, drama, and worship style.

We offer a variety of supportive and engaging social groups to meet the needs of our members based on areas of interest.

Couples Fellowship

This vibrant and effervescent group of couples meets monthly in members’ homes for a potluck dinner, conversation, games and a chance to meet and connect with new people.


Still going strong since it began in 1949, the 49-ers meet monthly for social and educational programming featuring a variety of guest speakers and entertainers. New members are always welcome whether you are young or young at heart!

MOPS (Mother’s Of PreSchoolers)

MOPS (Mothers Of PreSchoolers) is a group for mothers of young children to come together to connect with and support each other through bi-monthly meetings.  Childcare is provided for these meetings.

Stephen Ministry

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

The Stephen Ministers of First Baptist Church have been providing spiritual care to our congregation since 2002. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have received a minimum of 50 hours of structured training in Christian caregiving. These individuals are trained to listen, care, encourage, pray and walk alongside you through difficult times. Your conversations with Stephen Ministers are confidential and free to members and nonmembers.

Whether you are struggling or simply going through a rough time, our Stephen Ministers are here to support you. To learn how you can receive care, talk with a Pastor or speak with a Stephen Minister.

For more information on Stephen Ministries please visit their website at www.stephenministries.org.

Deacon Ministry

FBC has volunteers known as Serving Deacons who visit, send cards, take communion, and call on our homebound members, the elderly, and those who are hospitalized. If you are one who would like to have a visit or if you would like to be involved in this ministry, please contact our office at 216-932-7480.

Prayer Ministry

Intercessory Prayer is open to all at 6 pm on Thursdays by Zoom and Prayer requests can be sent anytime to prayer@firstbaptistcleveland.org