First Baptist Church 

port lavaca

Loving God

Growing Together

Serving People

Our vision

Jesus is central to everything we do. We sing, pray, and preach in His powerful Name. Our past, present, and future is centered on Jesus Christ. Our purpose on this earth is to make much of Jesus Christ. Colossians 1:16-17 says (when speaking of Jesus), “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” We commit that our church is dedicated to loving this all-powerful, all-loving God with everything we have, and we invite you to join us in this desire.

A place for you: Come as you are

We are a community of people who are in process. We have imperfect messy lives, but we are pursuing and experiencing a transforming relationship with Jesus and with each other. Everybody is welcome here whatever your story, your questions, doubts or struggles. We’re all about doing life together in community, being intentional about our growth as people and serving one another and our broader community along the way.


We want to invite you to our community of Jesus-followers to authentically engage with the God we love and grow with one another! Here are some of those opportunities:


Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday Morning Bible Studies


Sunday 10:15 AM

Sunday Morning Worship


Wednesday 6:30 PM

Wednesday Night Bible Studies

Summer sermon series

Our summer sermon series is titled "God Never Said That!" In this series, we will examine things Christians often say or tend to believe but God never actually said. Here is a rundown of the series:

  • June 25: "You missed My plan for your life." - Jeremiah 29:11
  • July 2: "I'm so disappointed in you." - Romans 5:6-11
  • July 9: "You've got to have more faith." - Luke 17:1-10
  • July 16: "If only you were a better Christian." - Romans 5:1-5
  • July 23: "Try harder!" - Galatians 3:1-5
  • August 6: "I've given up on you." - Ephesians 2:1-10
  • August 13: "Everyone should believe and act like you." - Matthew 23:15
  • August 20: "Forgive and forget." - Matthew 18:21-35; Hebrews 10:17