Our Story

Our Story

Altoona Regular Baptist Church began as a burden in four families from Runnells, Iowa for their neighbors in Altoona. These families began to pray, and their prayers turned into a Bible study that met weekly in the Legion Hall in Altoona.

On Easter Sunday 1961, 52 people gathered for the first services of what would become Altoona Regular Baptist Church. By November of that same year a charter membership was opened. In 1962 the church’s constitution was finalized and Altoona Regular Baptist Church was officially recognized.

God has continued to bless as Altoona Regular Baptist Church has grown from a burden, to a Bible study, to a thriving church. We praise God for what He has done both in and through Altoona Regular Baptist Church and we look forward too many more years of faithful ministry in Altoona, Iowa. May we never lose the burden of those first four families from Runnells, Iowa.