Welcome to the online home of First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Texas!
Thank you for visiting our home on the Web. We invite you to take a few minutes and explore the pages of our web site where you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. At First Baptist Church you will find a body of believers committed to being salt and light to Petersburg and the greater South Plains area. Ours is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need.
If you are considering visiting or relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest for Sunday School and worship.
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Watch for an announcement soon about the annual See You At The Pole event for our youth.
Greetings Church Family,
I wanted to take this chance to provide a brief background about us for you to get to know us a little better. Shelly and I both grew up in Colorado until the age of 12 or so (yes, we are Denver Bronco fans and always have been. You know, the team that won the Super Bowl this year!). My dad is a rancher and building contractor, and my mom is a retired elementary principal. Shelly’s dad is a retired pastor, and her mom is a retired nurse. Our families moved to Texas where we attended junior high and high school. Shelly and I met at Tarleton State University. We have been married for 15 years and have a 3 year old son named Blake.
Shelly has taught elementary and junior high for 15 years. I have taught 7-12 grade history for 13 years. I have also coached football, basketball, cross country, and track at every level. Youth ministry was my first call from God. I served as a youth pastor for 7 years in Colorado and Stephenville.
Seminary keeps me quite busy, but in our limited free time we enjoy outdoor activities. Shelly and I compete in archery (Blake is almost ready), spend our vacations in the Colorado mountains fly fishing and camping, and always look forward to hunting season.
In my sermon on April 17th, I spoke of two types of water in first century Jewish culture: dead and living water. Dead water is stagnant and lifeless. Living water is moving, dynamic and powerful. Living water was also considered a gift or blessing from God. My general goal for my personal ministry in the community of Petersburg and for that of FBC is to be living water to everyone we come in contact with. This can mean many different things. Each situation is unique. Ultimately, being an extension of Christ’s love and grace in each situation will result in living water flowing out and transforming the community and the world.
We are so thankful for the welcome and support we have received from the great people of FBC. I do not think it is possible to make us feel more welcome and at home than you did when we came in view of a call. I look forward to sharing life and walking with Christ with each one of you.