About Us

First Baptist Church of Gatesville, Texas

Organized in 1856 with only a few dozen members, this congregation has been part of Gatesville for over a century and a half. Their first meeting took place in the Coryell County Courthouse, and early worship services were conducted in members’ homes, with Rev. W. A. Mason as the first pastor.

A stone building erected in 1866 served as a community school and house of worship for all denominations. The Baptist congregation met in the Union Church until 1872, when its first sanctuary was built on the corner of Bridge and 7th Streets. Necessitated by a growing membership, a new frame building with a larger sanctuary was built on the current property in 1883.

In 1936, it was also replaced by a larger structure, which has since been joined by additional facilities, allowing the congregation to continue serving the community with ongoing outreach programs.  In 2016, FBCG celebrated 160 years of ministering to the community of Gatesville and being a place of worship for generations.


For Our Guests... a few things about First Baptist

 Jesus Christ is Our Lord and Savior

We are delighted to have guests join us for worship. God created mankind in his image. In its created state, everything that God made was “very good.” (Genesis 2:7-3:2) The world is stained by sin, and every person is a sinner. (Genesis 3; Romans 3:23) The wages (Romans 6:23) for sin is death. Because of sin, every person deserves the penalty of physical death and eternal judgment. (Romans 6:23) Because he loves us, God the Father sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to receive the punishment for our sins by dying on the cross. (John 3:16; Romans 8:1-11) Every person who turns to Christ in repentance and receives him as Savior and Lord will receive forgiveness for their sins and eternal life in heaven with God. (Romans 10:9-10) Do you have questions about the Gospel? Our pastor will be happy to speak with you. 


We Gather Around God’s Word in Our Singing & Preaching

We gather for worship each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. We seek to blend the best of both the ancient and modern expressions of Christian worship. We use a variety of instruments in our praise of God. The Word of God is central to our worship.


We Hope You Will Connect by Attending a Sunday School

Classes for children and adults of all ages meet each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We would be excited to have your family join us. For a listing of classes, please contact the church office at 254-865-2014 or email us at office@fbcgatesville.org.


We have Bibles for Everyone

We want everyone to have their own copy of God’s Word. Bibles are available at no charge at the Connections Center in the lobby.


We  Provide Child Care

We offer extended care for children from birth through age 3 in our preschool area and Children’s Worship for age 4 (need to be potty trained) - grade 4.



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