ABOUT FBCL

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First Baptist of Longview is...

a family of believers committed to sharing Jesus Christ with the world in hopes that each person will accept His unconditional offer of grace.  The First Family loves company and would love for you to join us in worship, prayer, Bible study and mission endeavors.    

When are your worship services?

During our time of renovation our celebrative worship service begins at 9:30am. There are two services to accomodate everyone, which are located in the BCEB Theater and down in the Great Hall.  Please show up early to talk to any of our pastors or meet one of our "red shirts" who can help you find your place and become comfortable.

How do I get to First Baptist?

You can find us on the corner of Fredonia and Cotton streets in Downtown Longview, Tx. Please click here to find us on google maps

What can I expect on my visit?

From the moment you pull up to the church facilities, we want you to feel like family.  You will be presented with several opportunities for Bible study (we call them "LifeGroups") and encouraged to visit at least three to see where you fit in best.  Worship follows in the sanctuary at 10:45 a.m. with a variety of worship styles.  If this week seems to be a bit heavier in a style you don't prefer, next week will likely be different.  Our leadership and staff are eager to share with you about our church, the ministry opportunities available and how you can join in based on your gifts, abilities, passions and sensitivity to God's direction.

What is the service like on Sunday mornings?

We like to keep things fun. One week we will have a full orchestra leaning towards traditional hymns and the next week we will have a band with contemporary songs.  The thematic worship is designed to focus on a specific theme, not a worship style which too often causes division in churches today.  As a family of believers, we are focused upon God's ultimate mission to make disciples of all individuals and a part of this is learning to worship together with various generations under one roof.   

What should I wear?

There is no dress code.  We simply ask that each person come dressed in a manner that leads to genuine worship of the living God and not in clothing which may prove to be a distraction such as pants which are too tight or tops which are too revealing.  Whether you wear a shirt and pants or a sports coat or dress, you will find the company of many others who wear the same thing.