Our Mission & Vision


The covenant of First Baptist Church of Galva is as follows:

As we have been led by the Holy Spirit to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and on our profession of faith, have been baptized by immersion in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and His Church, most sincerely and joyfully enter into a covenant relationship with God and one another.


Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Rev.  Bryan Griem, Senior Pastor
We are pleased to announce the call of Rev. Bryan Griem of Barstow, California as the shepherd and pastor of First Baptist of Galva.  He will begin preaching on Sun., Jan. 31.
Bryan has a BA from Biola University in Biblical Studies, a Masters from Talbot Seminary in Philosophy of Religion & Ethics and a Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry.  He has served as senior pastor in four different churches in the Los Angeles area and wrote a religious column for the LA Times for about 10 years.
Pastor Bryan is married to Joy, who was once a professional coloratura soprano.  
First Baptist Church of Galva – 211 NW 4th Ave., Galva, IL  61434 – 309-932-2713