We strongly believe that surrounding yourself with fellow believers will greatly help in your spiritual growth. It is such a core belief of ours that we put it in our Mission Statement: Bringing people into a life-changing relationship with God and each other.” Being able to learn, laugh, share, and serve in a group will help you to better understand Scripture and what a relationship with Jesus Christ is all about. No matter what stage of life you are in we have a community group for you. So If you desire to be a part of a community here at Salem First Baptist then let us know and we would be happy to find the perfect fit for you!



M.E.N. men.equip.now!

An exciting ministry for MEN only! Participation in this authentic small group teaching format allows for equipping of men to become more godly as husbands, fathers, church leaders and in the marketplace. Each small group is comprised of no more than 15 guys who interact with each other weekly, facilitated by two leaders.

Elements of spiritual disciplines are necessary for maximum impact, including Bible intake, memorization, meditation, worship, prayer, and evangelism. Accountability with one another is a natural outcome of growing in an ever-deepening relationship with God and each other.

What are we doing in Men's Ministry?

Men's Retreat
Bible Studies
Sportsmen's Dinner

Helping Hands

Bible Studies

Various times and locations, contact Leon for more info!

Culinary Team

Culinary Team is led by Maleah Richard. Volunteers are always needed (Men or women) and must be certified as State Food Service Workers. This team provides catering services in a variety of ways: weddings, funerals, special occasions and meetings, Upward basketball canteen, and community affairs.

Contact Leon @ 503.364.2285 for more information

Men’s Basketball

Come join the guys on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. for some early morning competition, exercise and fellowship!

Motorcycle Club

Are you a fan of leather, vvrrooommmmmmm and healthy enough to endure an 8-hour motorcycle ride? Then Salem First Baptist Bikers is for you! If you have any questions, contact Dave at 503-689-1621.



For additional information contact:

Pastor Leon Chriestenson

(503) 364-2285


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Our Mission:  Bringing women into a life-changing relationship with God and each other!

Our Focus for the Year: Becoming women who are growing Disciple Makers who are living on mission.


Women’s Ministry is designed to cultivate a community of women who fulfill their vision of becoming Christ-followers by being transformed into His likeness, and reflecting God’s heart for our city.  An array of prayer times, outreach focused special events, Bible studies, workshops and one-on-one mentoring opportunities are the “tools” used to equip gals for life-changing growth and discipleship.

Look for information with regard to your unique interests by clicking on the link below or at the Women’s Center located in the Commons area of the Community Life Center.



DivorceCare is a 13-session workshop that meets weekly to provide support for those who are going through or have gone through a divorce.  Beginning March 2, the classes meet on Monday evenings form 6:30-8:30PM in CLC Room 424. The cost is $25 and workbooks and snacks are provided.  You are welcome to begin attending the group at any point. Each session is “self contained” and you may continue through the next 13-week cycle to pick up any sessions missed at no additional cost.  Call the church office for more information and starting date of next session.


GriefShare  is a 13-session workshop that meets weekly for two hours to encourage and bring hope to those on the grief journey.  Each session includes a Bible-based program with video, group discussion and workbook exercises to help you understand your loss and designed to bring HOPE for survivors.  The loneliness and empty feelings are real, and processing with others who are grieving can be very helpful. 


Beginning March 3, the class meets on Tuesdays in the Community Life Center at Salem First Baptist Church, CLC Room 424, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Registration is $25 – scholarships are available.  Workbooks and snacks provided.  You are welcome to begin attending the group at any point. Each session is “self contained” and you may continue through the next 13-week cycle to pick up any sessions missed at no additional cost. For additional information please call the church office – 503-364-2285

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Salem First Baptist Church
395 Marion St NE
Salem, OR 97301
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6PM Saturday Night Service

9AM & 10:30AM Sunday Morning

6PM Sunday Evening Study