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Our Story – First Baptist Church of Sudbury


Believing a great salvation for Metro West Boston.


First Baptist Church began on September 27, 1961, in Framingham when two local families met with an area missionary, the pastor, and a representative from Rice Memorial Baptist Church of Northborough. The foundation was laid with a weekly home bible study. The first Sunday worship was in April, 1962, with 15 people in Sunday School, 21 in morning worship, and 15 in Sunday night worship. A Women’s Missionary Union was organized in April, 1963. On October 11, 1963, the church was constituted as Calvary Baptist of Framingham with 37 charter members.

In 1968 the church purchased 4.2 acres of land on Landham Road in Sudbury and in 1971 and changed its name to First Baptist Church. In 1979 a two-story educational wing and fellowship hall were added, and in 1987 the present 350-seat sanctuary and preschool care center were completed.

Working through the Greater Boston Baptist Association and the Baptist Convention of New England, First Baptist has sponsored many congregations throughout the Boston and MetroWest areas. This support has been not only financial, but has included the sharing of the building with Greek, Spanish, and Brazilian congregations. In 1986 almost one third of the membership of First Baptist was commissioned for the start of Grace Baptist Church as a church plant in Marlborough. This congregation has since moved to Hudson and numbers approximately 800 members.

At First Baptist Church of Sudbury, we strive to authentically live as disciples of Jesus. We do this by being devoted to the truth of the Bible and by praying for God to change us and our community. Ambitiously, we are on a mission to share the good news of Jesus with a broken world.


The four core values of FBC Sudbury are Joy, Unity, Mission, and Sacrifice. We take these values from the Bible and seek to apply them to all that we do at the church.

Core Values: Sacrifice
Core Values: Mission
Core Values: Unity
Core Values: Joy
Core Values: Sacrifice