In 1950, First Baptist Church called a young man to be their pastor, Rev. Bill McDaniel. Upon his arrival, the church saw tremendous growth. In 1951, TL Smith, Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee, sought out in the country for a new location for First Baptist to gather. Upon his research, he and his committee found three lots of property for $3,300. Those lots are where the church has worshiped since their dedication service on June 26, 1953. They did not move onto the campus fully until 1954. In January 1955, that original structure burned down. However, by the end of that same year, they had already rebuilt and worshiped again on that site. Our church family today faces similar problems our church family in 1950 faced:
  • Insufficient Worship Room
  • Children/Youth/Adult Education
  • Inadequate Parking
  • Limited future growth

On April 8, 2018, the church unanimously voted to purchase property North on 4099 TX-HWY 36 that rests on 11.6 acres, holds two already established buildings for education/administration, easy visibility and access on HWY 36, room for parking, and space for a free standing worship center.

The motivation to relocate is rooted in our mission:
To be a gospel-centered family on mission to make disciples. Our vision is to reach people in all of Austin County for the sake of the His Kingdom, His glory, His renown, and for the joy of His people.
You can read more about our Mission/Vision here.