First Baptist Church Beatrice

1025 N 16th Street

Worship Hours
Sunday School

About Us

First Baptist Church of Beatrice seeks to lead people into a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This Church will follow the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit, boldly proclaiming His word to those we come in contact with.  This Church will strive to love God and love others, as this is the greatest commandment.

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Nolan Hayes


Pastor Nolan Hayes grew up in Osceola, Nebraska. Nolan graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA with a degree in Religion. He completed his Master’s of Divinity Program at Sioux Falls Seminary in the Spring 2016. Nolan has been the pastor of First Baptist Church Beatrice since January 1, 2017. Nolan is married to Amanda and their children include: Asher (7), Lydia (5), Ezra (3) and Josiah (1).


Weekly Bible Study
  • Wednesdays at 10:00AM-11:30AM
    • Bible Study is held at the First Baptist Church.  Anyone is welcome to attend at any time!
Men's Group
  • Men's group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month at 8:30AM
    • This is an opportunity for men to enjoy food and fellowship with one another. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.  This group meets at the church and then often goes out for breakfast together. The men's group does various activities together, including community service projects.
Wonder Women
  • This group is designed for women to gather together for various projects and fellowship.  Projects in the past have included: creating and rolling bandages for White Cross, creating and sending dresses for young girls in Africa, fundraising activities, and working to maintain the Foster Care Closet. Dates and times vary for this group.
Pots & Pans Ministry
  • A variety of kitchen and household items are available upon request for anyone in need.
  • Contacts:  Carrie Hancock #402-806-5540 or Dick Williams #402-228-9358
Weekly Prayer Time
  • Thursdays 12:30-1:30PM
  • The church sanctuary is open specifically for prayer and worship during this time.  Anyone is welcome to join for individual or collective prayer.
Foster Care Closet
  • This ministry's goal is to support foster parents and assist in providing for the needs of foster children.  The Foster Care Closet has clothing available for sizes newborn to junior/adult as well as coats, socks, shoes, stuffed animals, toys, books, and other items that a foster child may need or enjoy.
    • We would gladly accept donations of any clean, like-new items for the foster care closet. Donations can be dropped off at the church or picked up, upon request.
    • If you are a foster parent or interested in donating, please contact: Amanda Hayes #402-366-0738 or the church office #402-223-2437 and leave a message.
Christmas Dinner
  • December 25th : anytime between 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • This is a community-supported meal that is hosted by the First Baptist Church on Christmas Day.  A full, hot meal is served at the church that includes turkey, many delicious sides, and desserts. Everyone is invited to attend---bring a friend or your family! Leave the meal preparations and clean up to our wonderful volunteers!
    • If you are interested in donating or volunteering to help, please contact First Baptist Church #402-223-2437 and leave a message.


Youth Group
Every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30PM from September until April/May.
Classes include:
  • Pre-K to 1st Grade
  •  2nd-5th Grade
  • Mid-High
Anyone is welcome to attend and bring a friend!

Vacation Bible School
  • This youth opportunity is designed for Pre-K (4 years) through Elementary School ages (11/12 years).
  • Middle School and High School ages are encouraged to assist with the crafts, games, skits, or helping with the younger children.
  • 2021 Vacation Bible School is scheduled for Sunday, June 27 through Thursday, July 1st.  A "sack supper" will be provided at 5:30pm every evening and parents and siblings are welcome to eat with us! Programming begins at 6:00pm and ends around 8:00pm. This year's theme is Knights of the North Castle (  At VBS, kids enjoy skits, music, bible lessons, crafts, science experiments, special snacks, and games! Please contact Amanda Hayes #402-366-0738 for any questions.
  • You can pre-register online:

Camp Moses Merrill
First Baptist Church encourages youth and families to participate in camp at Moses Merrill.  Scholarships are available for those in need.  Camp opportunities are available for young kids, high school and college students (as staff), as well as families (Family Camp).  More information can be found at


  • 1025 N 16th St, Beatrice, NE, United States