Swahili Baptist Church

About Swahili Baptist Church

1. The Swahili Baptist Church is an Independent Church Organization, started on August 17, 2014, and incorporated on March 1, 2016.
2. Our Sunday Services are done/led in the Swahili language with translation in English as needed.
3. Our membership is composed of Swahili speaking refugees, immigrants, and African Americans.

“Siku hiyo chipukizi la Bwana litakuwa zuri, lenye Utukufu, na matunda na ya nchi yatakuwa mema sana, na kupendeza, kwa ajili ya Waisraeli wale waliookoka.” Isaya 4:2 ( Isaiah chapter 4, verse 2 )

Our Vision and Mission

1. To plant churches in Iowa, across the United States, and in the world, where the Swahili speaking is the primary language.
2. To walk alongside the lost providing Love, Peace, and Care as needed among the poorest communities worldwide.
3. To partner with different individuals, churches, and organizations to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ; and to be involved in local languages with material translations from English, French, and Swahili.
1. To reach the unreached people in Iowa, across he United States and in the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ ( Matthews 28: 18 – 20 ).
2. To teach, disciple and equip these people with the Good News as followers of Jesus Christ among the Lost
3. To send them out to share the Gospel and to show compassion to people in need.

Meet Pastor Alobo

Pastor Alobo fled the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2003 with his wife, one son and two relatives to escape the violence of civil war, arriving at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa, Malawi in Central Africa.  While staying at the refugee camp, Alobo planted a new church and launched Evangelical Free Church of Eden Ministries (EFCEM). Pastor Alobo spend almost 10 years at Dzaleka, growing both his family and his ministry.

In March of 2013 Alobo and his family had the opportunity to come to the United States, moving initially to Sacramento, California. Answering the Lord’s call Faustin brought his wife, two sons and three daughters to Iowa in September of 2013. After only 11 months in Des Moines, Congolese refugee Faustin Alobo has launched a Swahili language church.

Where We Meet

3120 East 24th St.
Des Moines, IA 50317

Worship Service
Sundays at 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Youth Bible Studies
Sundays at 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
(At 1445 9th St. Des Moines, IA 50314)

Home Based Study
Sundays at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
(Location rotates)

Choir Practices
Saturdays at 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact Us

Phone: 515.868.6834

Email: PastorAlobo@Gmail.com

Mailing Adress:
1445 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314

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