The Church Downtown

The Church downtown

Our Story

In 1924 Silver Spring was a tiny little village made up mostly of apple orchards and dirt paths.  It was in this setting that 14 people met on October 22, 1924 to establish the Silver Spring Baptist Church.  Since that time the First Baptist Church of Silver Spring has had a presence in downtown helping people in the community to make their lives better through ministry and fellowship.  Our commitment to be a shining presence in today's urban environment is stronger than ever with a brand new building in that same location - the heart of Silver Spring. 


You can still join us every Sunday at 11am for the weekly Sunday Service.  And we hold Adult Bible Study and Sunday School for children through High School every Sunday at 10 am, and two more adult Bible Study groups Tuesday at 7pm on Google Hangout, and Wednesday at 1:30 at the church.  We are also affiliated with two other churches who offer Sunday Service in French/Haitian Creole and Spanish.  For information on the French/Haitian Creole Church please visit:  https://eglisebaptistedelafoi.org

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Coming Soon

New Bible Study

 The Essential 100 is an online Bible Study designed for those with busy lives. Pastor Gil will post one passage a week for you to read and discuss at your convenience. The study will take us through the Bible with 50 Old Testament and 50 New Testament passages. Watch for more information. 

Coming Up this Week

Sunday, March 24

Sunday School-Bible Study-Sunday Service Sunday School and Adult Bible Study begin at 10am at our main church building.  Sunday Worship Service begins at 11am.  Church services also in Spanish and French/Haitian Creole.

Tuesday March 26

Online Bible Study 7pm on Google Hangouts join Reverend Walters for the next chapter of   

Laying Down the Law of Christ: The Apostle Paul and the Romans Road to Salvation 

Click the link to join the conversation:   https://hangouts.google.com/call/XjfIjHMvmL8Bzp_XADWXAEEE

Wednesday, March 27

Bible Study 130pm to 330pm at the Main Church Building.    

Wednesday, March 27

Handbell Rehersal 6pm at the Main Church Building.   

Wednesday, March 27

Choir Rehearsal 7pm at the Main Church Building. 

Saturday, March 23

Food Closet open at 10am to 12n at the Main Church Building.  Enter from the Bonifant Street entrance.

Vacation Bible School

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August 5th through August 9th

This year's Vacation Bible School will be held at our main building in Downtown Silver Spring. 


We guarantee kids will have a roaring good time!  


Sessions will start at 9am and end at 12 noon.  Children from age five through sixth grade are welcome to join us.


If you would like to have your children attend or you would like to help out please contact the church office at 301-754-1100, by email at info@thechurchdown.com.

Sunday service 3/17/2019

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First Baptist Church of Silver Spring

828 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20910

(301) 754-1100

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