Welcome    

We welcome you to be a part of the great group of believers who are seeking to reach a diverse population in Alhambra and its surrounding communities. This is a church with a 129 year history of reaching out to the community and the world.


Our church has many ministries that are targeted to the spiritual needs of the people of this area. Come and join us as we "Discover the Joy" of God's directions for living. Take time to look through our website and see the opportunities that are available on a weekly basis. All of our ministries are designed to bring individuals to a closer encounter with the Lord and a better understanding of people in our lives.


You are important at First Baptist Church and we would be excited to have you be a part of all that God is doing in this area. Plan to be a our guest and see for yourself what God is doing today.

Pastoral Staff

  • Rev.  Dr.  J. Matthew Barnes

    Senior Pastor

    mbarnes@discoverthejoy.com

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  • Pastor Mary Li

    Chinese and Women’s Ministries

    maryli@discoverthejoy.com


  • Rev. John Eby

    Pastor of Outreach and Care

    jeby@discoverthejoy.com


  • William t.  Ruth

    Youth Pastor

    wruth@discoverthejoy.com


  • Pastor James Tsang

    Ministry to Singles

    jtsang@discoverthejoy.com


  • Raquel Lopez

    Children's Director

    rdlopez@discoverthejoy.com



  • Charity Hpauyam

    Day Care Director

    charity@discoverthejoy.com