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.



All are Welcome


Non-FBCL members: $100 per year each January and prorated throughout the year. In addition, a $25 one-time fee is charged to run a background check.

Children under 18 are free, but must be accompanied by a parent or adult with a paid registration. Your children over 18 who live at home or are in college may come for free, but must pay for a background check.

Membership for your spouse is an additional $10 membership fee plus a $25 fee for a background check.

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

In person registration November 5th

ROC360 Basketball registration is now open!!! Fee for participation will be $50 per child (includes cost of Jersey).

In person only registration at The ROC through November 5th. 
Evaluations/Registration will be:

  • October 25th between 5:30 & 7:00
  • October 26th between 5:30 & 7:00
  • October 28th between 5:30 & 7:00

Practices will begin on Monday November 15th. For information contact The ROC @ 903-758-0680 or


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