A Brief History. An Exciting Future.
The first Baptist congregation in Scandinavia began with the baptism of eleven new converts on the 30th of October 1839 right here in Copenhagen. That same group would later became the first recognized free church (not supported by the state) to be established in Denmark.
In that tradition, FIBC exists not only as a free church but also as a representation of how the Gospel has born fruit in the nations of the world. Our worship services every Sunday are in English and the congregation gathers throughout the week in numerous small group meetings. You can learn more about the ministries at FIBC on our Ministries Page.
Meet The FIBC Team
N. Erik Nielsen, Senior Pastor
Born and raised in Indonesia and educated in the US, Erik is Danish and has been involved in international ministry for over two decades. Erik earned his Masters of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology and was ordained to ministry by Whittier Hills Baptist Church in 1998. The Nielsens returned to Indonesia, accepting their first calling as Youth and Music Minister at Jakarta International Baptist Church, serving there until the end of 2001. Since 2002 Erik and Kim and their five boys (Matthew, Stephen, Thomas, Timothy, and Jonathan) have lived in Copenhagen, serving with FIBC here.
Ann Boye-Hansen, Administrative Assistant
Ann is an incredible asset to the family and staff of FIBC. A native Dane, Ann is a "jack of all trades" and serves the church in countless invaluable ways. Frankly, we couldn't do it without her! If you have any questions about FIBC, church's administration, or tax deductible giving please feel free to email Ann.
Simon Coote, Church Council Chairman
Born and raised in South Africa, Simon is an IT specialist. His wife Rochelle, also from South Africa, is an interior stylist and a passionate photographer. Together with their two boys, Joshua and Aidan, FIBC has become their church family since moving to Denmark in the summer of 2008. Simon is currently serving as the chairman of FIBC Church Council. You can contact Simon with questions, comments, or concerns regarding FIBC Church Life.