Real life happens everyday.                       Don't face it alone.

Ottumwa BBC is a community of real people, leading people towards a real relationship with Jesus and we're saving a seat for you! to  Visit us this weekend and experience BBC for yourself.

People have a lot of opinions about what church is all about. We make it really simple - we are all about Jesus. Whether you have been a follower of Jesus for years or are investigating Him for the first time, BBC is the place for you. Our hope is that through everything we do you'll be drawn to Christ!

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What to Expect

We are a real church.  You won't feel like your at a night club, or motivational seminar. At BBC the Bible is taught in a way that is easy to understand and apply. Our music is a blend of Hymns, and Praise Choruses. We love to praise Jesus in music that is real and from the heart! Concerned about what to wear? Please, come as you are! People will be wearing anything from a suit and tie to jeans and t-shirts.

11:00 AM & 6:00 PM

Sunday Worship

Sunday at 10:00 AM

Small Groups for all ages

Wednesday's @ 6:30 & 7:00 PM

AWANA & Prayer Meeting


Real Community

Making A Difference

Being in a church community is important to your spiritual life.

Because you can’t grow spiritually unless you’re connected relationally. God designed you that way. He wants to use other people to grow you, and he wants to use you to grow other people. Community provides a great opportunity for you to grow in your relationship with God, because life is better connected.


Sunday Groups - 10:00 AM

Kids-Teenagers & Adults

At BBC, we are committed to the study of God’s Word.
Our Bible Study Groups not only facilitate Bible study in small group settings but also encourage social connections with others who are in similar stages of life. We encourage everyone in our church to plug into a group that will help them grow in making disciples.

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Vacation Bible School

Every July

A week-long, fun-filled way for younger kids to learn more about the Bible and meet new friends.  

​To volunteer or for more information, contact Pastor Ed at or call 641-455-90636.


Bible Ladies Ministry

Ladies Bible Study - Sunday's at 10:00 AM

Besides our weekly Bible Group led by Debbie Matthews, We offer several great activities throughout the year. Our ladies Spring Banquet and Fall Brunch and Craft times are always a hit!

Our ladies ministry is multi-generational and we like it that way.


Men's Prayer Ministry

Men's Prayer Group and Bible Study meets Sunday's at 10:00 AM

BBC Men gather with a mission to pray for our church and our nation. We gather on Sunday's at 10:00 to Study the Bible and pray for  those on our prayer list and our missionaries.



Meets Wednesday - 6:30 - 8:00

AWANA is a fun way for kids to learn about God through the Bible. Each age group has its own age-appropriate AWANA club:

  • Ages 3-4 (Cubbies)

  • K-2 (Sparks)

  • 3rd - 6th Grade Girls (T&T Girls)

  • 3rd & 6th Grade Boys (T&T Boys)


AWANA is divided

into three sections.

  • Game Time

  • Handbook Time

  • Bible Time


Bible Baptist World Missions

We love missionaries here at BBC and we are honored to be able to support 60 missionaries and missions projects. Our campus also has a fully furnished, 1 bedroom apartment for missionaries! The precious people of Bible Baptist Church gave, labored and sacrificed to make this apartment possible. They love God's servants!  We provide this apartment FREE OF CHARGE ONLY to full-time

Servants of God (of like faith and practice), with particular

preference being given to missionaries.

Email us if you want to request a reservation.


Pastor Ed Matthews

Senior Pastor

Pastor Matthews has been our Senior Pastor since 2002. He comes to us from Royal Oak, Michigan. He was the middle child of 16 children. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bible. He and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 34 years and have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.


Debbie Matthews

Ladies Bible Teacher

Debbie is our church Pianist. She also teaches the Ladies Bible Class which meets in the church cafe each Sunday at 10:00. She is also a full time public school teacher, teaching grades 9th-12th grade Business at Fairfield High School. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Business Education from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and her Master's Degree in Education from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.


Sherie Anders

Administrative Assistant

Sherie works in our Church Office. She is responsible for payroll and financial records, typing documents, making copies for the Pastor, the Board, and the teachers. She is a professional and always willing to help out wherever she is needed.


Ruth Orman

Office Assistant

Ruth helps out part time in the church office. She has a giving spirit doing whatever needs done. She helps in many ministries in the church.


Real Ministry

Soles for Souls Shoe Ministry

Since 2014 BBC Shoe Ministry has placed thousands of shoes on school children and adult feet. Thanks to a vision that the Lord placed in the heart of one of our members.  We have seen God do amazing things by allowing our volunteers to be used by the Lord. Through thousands of dollars of donations from the members of BBC and other gracious supporters, as well as the generosity of a local name-brand shoe vender, we have been able to watch God accomplish more than we could ever imagine. BBC Shoe Ministry continues to expand as the Lord blesses.


Hours of Operation

If you need shoes, the ministry is located in the lower level of the church. We are open every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Use the rear entrance of the church and make an immediate left into the lower level.

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How to Donate

We are always in need of Good Gently used shoes. We especially need tennis shoes. To donate, there is a collection bin located in the church parking lot. Financial donations are also appreciated. Make a check payable to: BBC/shoe ministry.

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Partner with us

If you are a church, business, scouting group, school group and would like to have a shoe drive, please contact us.

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