Service in the Sanctuary | Sunday at 10am

                     Location | 904 Washington St SE

 Emmaus House | Saturdays at 6:30pm

                     Location | 216 East 10th

  Phone: 360-357-3881 | Email:

 Mailing Address: PO BOX 533, Olympia, WA 98507

Olympia First Baptist Church

Church Organist & Pianist - Jordan Nylander

Jordan began accompanying the Chancel Choir and providing piano and organ service music in 2016. His passion is in communicating through music. He graduated with a music degree from Vanguard University of Southern California, studying piano, composition, and jazz.


A Saturday evening worship experience, meeting at 630 pm,

at the EMMAUS HOUSE (the old parsonage house) located

at  216 East 10th. 

Our Heritage 

First Baptist is designated as a  Heritage Church  founded

in October of 1871 during the Washington Territorial period

of 1853 to 1889. 

Minister of Music -  Dan Alexanian

Dan joined our church staff in April 1997. He is the Director of our inter-generational Chancel Choir. He is also the Headquarters Deputy Director of the Office of Drinking Water in the Washington State Department of Health.    

Senior Pastor - Bob Sievers

Pastor Bob joined our church staff in January of 2005 

after serving for 11 years in Ontario, Oregon.  He also serves as Chaplain for both the Thurston County Sheriff Dept and the Lacey Fire Dept.  

Church Secretary -  Lela DePaolo

Lela joined our staff at First Baptist in July 2013. She has a background in Graphic Design and she loves art, music and sharing her faith. Lela has two children and her husband, Michael, works for Lawyer Nursery in Olympia.    

Visitation Pastor - Caroline Lehman 

After retiring from her career as a Registered Nurse, Caroline began her seminary studies. She was ordained and joined our church staff in 1996. Her caring nature makes her a wonderful Visitation Pastor.  She is a member of our Chancel Choir and she leads the Cancer Support Group.    

Our Staff  

Who we ARE

Our church is a member of the American Baptist Churches USA. We value  Community over Institutionalism,

               Relationships over Programs,  

               Servanthood over Consumerism,

               All while loving God and others.    

What Do We Teach?

We use both the Old and New Testament as the foundation for our faith and the inspiration for our daily lives. We put those teachings into practice at home and at work.

Associate Pastor -  Mark Rambo

Pastor Mark's ministry responsibilities focus on Spiritual Formation for all ages, including our Youth Ministries.  

He gives leadership to our House Church, Emmaus House, which meets on Saturdays at 630pm. In addition, Pastor Mark facilitates many of our community ministries including the Sunday Feeding ministry, Table Grace. 

About Us  

At Olympia First Baptist Church, it's our mission to help you explore your relationship with Jesus Christ and to improve the meaningful relationships in your personal family life. 


Worship Services:

Sanctuary            Sunday at 10 am  

  location:             904 Washington St SE

Emmaus House    Saturday at 6:30 pm

  location:             216 East 10th