First Baptist Church of Houston, Mo., offers a variety of programs for all ages ranging from children's church and youth ministries to Sunday School classes for every age and senior adult ministries. We meet individual needs and then worship collectively on Sunday mornings and evenings.
We are located at the corner of Hawthorn St. and Airport Road and are affiliated with the Texas County Baptist Association, Missouri Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. We were established in 1883, so we have a long history of providing ministry to our community.
We believe as a family, God has called us in fellowship to help and encourage one another. We are committed to worshipping God, serving our community, sharing the Good News and making disciples.
Our 4Twelve youth - grades 6 through 12 - meet from 6:30-7:30 each Wednesday night. There's a large-screen TV to watch Christian music videos and a music library for the youth to check out CDs. 4Twelve takes various trips throughout the year and serve in various ways in the church and community. There are fifth quarters at the church following Friday night home football games.
The AWANAS at our church meet from 5:45-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday during the school year. There are classes for children ages 2 through the fifth grade.
"Sisters Having a heart for Always Reaching and Encouraging"
Providing fellowship and encouraging women in their walk with God and their ministry to others.
WMU FRIENDSHIP GROUP: Meet the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in various homes, restaurants or at the church.
WMU L.I.F.T.: Meet the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in various homes, restaurants or at the church.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP: Meet the fourth Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the church.
Bread ministry: Welcome visitors/new church members with baked item and information about church.
Nursing home ministry: Houston House visitation.
Quill ministry: Sending cards/letters to people on the church prayer chain.
We are dedicated to teaching and ministering to young people with a variety of programs. Our desire is that each child develops spiritually and comes to know Jesus Christ in a real and personal way.
Our volunteers love children and are committed to building spiritual foundations that guide them to hear, to know and to do God's Word through applying and living Biblical truths. One of our greatest joys is being a part of leading a child to Christ.
Our newly-renovated nursery is available Sunday mornings for children ages 3 and under. We have children's church for ages 4 through the fifth grade during the morning worship service.
Bonnie and her husband, Jack, returned to the Houston area in 1996. Bonnie previously served as music director at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Overland Park, Kan., for seven years. She also directed the handbell choir and children's choir at First Baptist Sweetwater Church in Longwood, Fla. The McElroys have two grown children.
Debra is originally from Willow Springs, Mo., but has lived in Houston for the past 17 years. She enjoys singing with our celebration choir and praise team and being a part of other church activities. She also enjoys ministering to others through her group, Shekinah Glory. She is active in civic and community activities and likes to spend time with family and friends in her spare time. She is married to Joe Stockard and they have one son, Andrew, graduated from Houston High School in 2011.
Frank has been married to his wife, Doris, for 54 years. He has three grown daughters. He is a deacon in the church and a past Sunday School director and teacher.