Our History

It all began in January 1954 when Rev. L.J. Patterson of the Lake Crystal Baptist Church and Rev. Francis Tarrant of Madelia Baptist Church came to New Ulm to investigate the possibilities of starting a Baptist church. In February seven interested people met with Rev. Tarrant to discuss the matter further. He said he would be happy to drive to New Ulm for services every Sunday if this was God’s time for a church to begin.

In September 1956 a call was extended to Reverend Virgil Fitch, who had expressed an interest in the New Ulm work while attending the Minnesota Baptist Convention at Medicine Lake.

First Baptist Church of New Ulm, Minnesota, was incorporated on November 14, 1956 with 11 people present in addition to the pastor. A constitution was adopted and in July 1957 a Charter was signed by 26 persons.

The church was dedicated in January 1957 with Reverend Hugh Hall, Executive Secretary of the Minnesota Baptist Convention, the speaker. The first church election was held later that month.

We praise God for His leading in the affairs of First Baptist Church of New Ulm. Our prayer is that we will always be found faithful in “Holding forth the Word of Life…!    Phil.2:16, as the cornerstone proclaims