The history of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana, is a story of struggle — the struggle for power, means, and man’s acceptance versus the struggle for New Testament church independence, Biblical obedience, and Great Commission fulfillment. Every pastor of the church has attempted to balance this struggle while keeping the peace. Every pastor of the church has attempted to help every member of the congregation reach his full spiritual potential by using every person’s unique talents and abilities. Every pastor of the church has used these talents and abilities to start ministries that further reached the needs of their “Jerusalem, Samaria, and uttermost parts of the world.” Every pastor has attempted to “fight the good fight” at the “Old Church Downtown.”

Senior Pastor: Pastor Jack Schaap

Association: Independent Baptist

Street: 473 Sibley Street

City: Hammond

State: Indiana

Country: United States

Zip Code: 46320

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Church Phone Number: 473 Sibley Street | Hammond, IN 46320 | (219) 932-0711

Fax Number: 219-228-2801

Year Founded: 1887

Size of Church: Mega

Church Hours:


Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.


Time of Services:

9:30 AM Sunday School
10:45 AM Morning preaching service
5:15 PM Teaching ‘N’ Training classes
6:00 PM Evening preaching service



6:15 p.m.Youth Choirs
7:00 PM Bible study