Recreation Outreach Center


Ministry through Activity

The ROC (Recreation Outreach Center) is an extension of First Baptist Church of Longview and is looking to promote ministry, community outreach, and assist other churches that may not have access to a large facility, to host events and share the Gospel.

For your convenience, the ROC has a walking track, LifeFitness cardio equipment, WIFI, weight room, locker room with showers and a full-sized basketball court. We have spaces for rent for conferences and organizational or business meetings. In addition, we have areas suited for parties, showers, and luncheons. While the ROC is a Christian facility that caters to individuals pursuing a Christian lifestyle, ALL are welcome to be members as long as they respect the values of the Christian faith. The ROC is a family-friendly facility encouraging families to come and spend time playing together. This is a gun-free and drug/alcohol-free campus.

ROC Hours of Operation

Monday  6am-6pm
Tuesday  6am-7pm
Wednesday  6am-4pm
Thursday  7am-6pm
Friday  8am-1pm
Saturday - Sunday  Closed



All are Welcome


Non-FBCL members: Memberships are $100 per year each January and prorated throughout the year. In addition, there is a $20 one-time processing fee. Spouse membership is an additional $20 fee plus the one-time processing fee of $20.

Children under 18 are free, accompanied by a parent or adult with a paid registration. Your children between the ages of 18-24 that are living at home are $20 added to the primary membership and each must pay the one-time $20 processing fee.

Birthday Parties & Rentals


Birthday Parties

Parties are booked only on Saturdays and include use of the ROC Café, Gym and Kitchen area for the following times and a fee of $150 per 2-hour block:

10:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
4:00pm - 6:00pm

*Bounce houses and games are available for an additional fee.

Please contact Alicia @ 903-758-0680 and get your party booked today! Classrooms are also available for weekly rental and on Saturdays. Prices vary according to room and times of need.

Thrive Longview + First Baptist Church Longview



Sports Ministry

ROC360 is a collaboration between Thrive Longview and First Baptist Church Longview that offers the youth of Longview multiple sport opportunities while instilling God’s message in their daily activities. Our vision is to build partnerships within the community to bring opportunities in basketball, football, volleyball, and soccer to the youth in the community.

Our mission is for each participant to grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. We will surround them with coaches and administrators who care about their athletic development and their relationship with God.

Upcoming Events


ROC360 Basketball Registration


Registration is Now Open
There is still room for a few more kids in some grades.
Cost:  $60
First game will be Saturday, January 6, 2024
Game schedule will be posted soon!

Please contact Alicia at 903-758-0680 for more information.



First Roots

Wednesday Evenings 6pm - 7pm

Babies: room 121
Walker: room 119
3-4 years: upstairs, 204
Kindergarten: room 203
1st - 3rd Grades: room 217
4th - 6th Grades: rooms 223/224

1st - 6th Grades: Pick up in rooms 219/220
*Send money for concession stands! Snacks and drinks are $1 each. Proceeds go to Rainbow Room.


L.I.T. Mission Trip

Leaders In Training 2019

Join us this year on the L.I.T. Mission Trip. Witness God work in powerful ways. Kids are trained, and on the mission trip, they grasp a heart for the Great Commission. The trip is open to kids that have completed 5th - 6th grade