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Loving God, loving others, advancing His cause.

Sunday Services

Sunday School: 9:30am

Worship Service: 10:45am

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Midweek Worship: 6:00pm

Weekly Bulletin

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Please join us!


Join us Sunday mornings at 10:45am for worship and praising the Lord.


    First Baptist of Clare is one of the oldest established congregations in Clare, Michigan. It all began in the town hall in 1887; those faithful few began a rich heritage! Just three years later in 1900 they constructed their first church building on the corner of 6th and Pine streets in Clare. By the 1950's FBC needed more room and started construction on a much larger building at its current location on Wilcox. This new building was finished in 1958 and has had several renovations since.    

Town Hall 1887
Pine Street 1900
Wilcox 1958

Dr. John Watson, Sr. is our Interim Pastor

Office Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 9am-12pm
Visitations in the afternoon.
If you would like to schedule a visitation with our pastor, please see his contact information.



Pastor Doug Blackwell retired March 1st, 2022 after 31 years in the ministry.  He and Kathy are glad to remain a part of our church family.  They are excited about this next chapter in their lives. 


We believe in the virgin birth and the sinless life and deity of Jesus Christ. We believe He sacrificially  took the punishment for our sins that we deserved. If we accept His free gift of salvation, we may join Him in heaven someday. We believe Christ rose from the dead and is alive and living today as part of the Trinity, or the 3 in one Godhead. We serve the Lord in faithfulness because we love Him. To view our complete doctrinal statement click here. While FBC utilizes a number of translations we mainly reference the NKJV during services.

Our Music

FBC offeres a blended service of both traditional and contemporary music. During a typical worship service we sing a handful of songs (both hymns and choruses) accompanied by a variety of instruments including the piano, organ, and drums. We are led in worship by both male and female singers.

"This is the day
the Lord has made;
We will rejoice

and be glad in it."
Psalm 118:24

Join Us!

Coffee & refreshments are available at The Fount.

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