The First Baptist Church is located in the small city of Peru, Indiana. We have existed for several generations "downtown" in the heart of our community. Our congregation's purpose is to "glorify God by helping people find and follow Jesus" (Mt.28:19-20). We believe this mission is expressed most clearly in the midst of a community where we worship together, grow in faith together, serve together, and proclaim the Gospel together (Acts 2:41-47). Our church family has a history of broad lay leadership. Yet, we have always valued pastoral leadership as an essential part of being a faithful and mission-centered congregation.