Our Building

Seattle First Baptist’s facilities are housed in three interconnected buildings.

The cornerstone for our historic Sanctuary building was laid in 1910 and the first service took place in 1912.  It has been renovated several times over the years, with the addition of a chapel, stained-glass windows and most recently a historic Aeolian-Skinner organ.

The Administration and Education building abuts the Sanctuary and can be entered on either the first or second floors by following the ramped hallways.  This building is utilitarian in design, as was common for buildings in the 1950s when it was constructed.

The third building started life as the Minor Hospital in 1906.  SFBC obtained the building in 1926. This building currently houses our partner ministries including Companis, Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, a daycare center, and several other non-profit organizations.


Building Entry
Please be mindful that many of the entries to the Sanctuary building require the use of steps. The maps below show the various entries, designating which are accessible.

Accessible Entrances off Harvard Street:

  • There are two sliding glass doors into the Administration and Education building off Harvard Street, near the middle of the block.  This is the primary ADA accessible entrance to Seattle First Baptist.
  • To get to the Sanctuary, take the elevator located by this entry to the 2nd Floor.  Follow the hallways and ramps to the Sanctuary – following the signs.
  • To get to the Fellowship Hall, stay on the same level as the sliding glass doors.  Continue forward through a doorway, then go right down the ramp.
  • An additional accessible entrance off Harvard Street is under construction.  When complete, it will provide access to all floors of the Minor Hospital building via an elevator.  Completion is anticipated in the spring or summer of 2015.

The maps below designate accessible and gender-inclusive restrooms located on the various floors.

Hearing Assistance
Seattle First Baptist has the Williams Sound Personal PA Wireless Listening System available in the Sanctuary.  The system is designed for those who need help overcoming background noise, reverberation, or distance from the sound source.  Please ask an usher for assistance.

Free parking is available at Harvard Market Parking Garage for Sunday worship, Wednesday choir rehearsal and when specifically mentioned for other church events. The address is 1401 Broadway. The lot entrance is on Broadway just north of the Seneca/Broadway intersection. (The entrance gate system is currently out of order.) Simply park in the lower garage and sign in at the front doors when you get to the church. This will allow us to have a count so we can pay the garage. Parking is in the UNDERGROUND lot only. Once parked, take the elevator to the top floor and walk towards Harvard. For questions, contact

When coming to the church during other times for parking, this link is a great resource. Enter your day/time that you would like to park and it will show you all the options.


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