“We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” Colossians 1:28
It is our goal at First Baptist to help people progress in the lifelong pursuit of becoming like Christ. We desire to lead you to a growing and more vital faith. The purpose of our ministries is not just to give out information, but to lead people to transformation. It is our joy to help people fulfill God's calling in their lives. Thank you for investigating our ministries — we feel it will be a place that you (and your family) can grow and mature as a part of a larger “family.”
We have small group Bible studies for all ages each Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:00. Class listings are below.
Many of our Sunday morning Bible studies (including preschool, children, and students) are studying through The Gospel Project. The Gospel Project is a Christ-centered and Gospel-focused Bible study. The children will study the Bible chronologically while our students and adults will look at the doctrines God gives us in His Word and how they all point to Christ. The objective of The Gospel Project is to equip believers with a strong knowledge of the Gospel which leads them to a greater commitment to live out the truths of God's Word every day! You can also visit their blog at www.gospelproject.com/Blog
Some of our adult classes opt for the Explore the Bible series. “Explore the Bible provides book-by-book Bible studies for groups of adults, students, and kids. Each session takes participants deep into Scripture, revealing context essential to understanding the text's original intent, and promoting transformation through God's Word in everyday life.” Lifeway
Class Listings – 9:30 a.m. Classes
|Adult B11||135||80's||Patty Stallons||Patty Stallons|
|Adult B12||134||70's – 80's||Valerie Rowe||Valerie Rowe|
|Adult B13||136||70's||Claudia Perrigo||Claudia Perrigo|
|Adult B14||145||60's – 70's||Randy Richmond||Rodney Smith, Vernon Ball, Roger Venable|
|Adult B15||222||60's – 70's||Richard Pettigrew||Rod Snead, Gary Goodyear|
|Adult B16||141||60's – 70's||Monte Neece||Jerry Poston|
|Adult B17||243||70's – 80's||Ruel Garner||Jim Flick|
|Adult B18||140||30's – 60's||Lou Srncik||Lou Srncik|
|Adult B21||244||50's||Brent Barker||David Farmer, Ken Nicholson|
|Adult B22||224||40's – 50's||Charlie Calogero||Jim Riddle|
|Adult B23||241||40's – 50's||Doug North||Scotty Mullins|
|Adult B25||150||40's – 50's||Richard Harris||Daylon Cranford|
|Adult B26||240||30's – 40's||Dave Thurber||Lance Wyatt|
|Adult B31||248||40's||David Meyers||Coy Bershers|
|Adult B32||245||20's – 30's|
|Adult B33||218||20's – 30's||Chris Martin||Scott Ferguson|
|Adult B35||216||20's – 30's||Arden Huffstutler||Ed Glasgow|
|225||30's & above||Janette Owens||Steve Owen|
|226||All ages||Floydean Richmond||Debbie O'Toole|
|141||All ages||Diane Chace||Ladessa Foshee, Sue Haas|
|138||All ages||Christi Taylor||Dee Smith, Joy Huber, Megan King|
Class Listings – 11:00 a.m. Classes
|Adult C13||139||60's & above||Cecil Hill||Jim Perry, Ken Gardner|
|Adult C15||134||60's – 70's||Joe Estes||Vince O'Grady|
|Adult C20||224||50's – 60's||Bill Woodruff||Russ Adams|
|Adult C21||219||50's||Brent Rauscher||David Carmical|
|Adult C23||242||40s' – 50's||Butch Golden||Brian Goble|
|Adult C25||218||40's||Fred & Amy Pratt||Karen Anthony|
|Adult C26||145||40's||Mike & Carolyn Dougherty||Dale Pfrimmer, Ron Piwetz|
|Adult C27||141||40's||Stephen Gosart||Robert Gopffarth|
|Adult B27||248||40's||Matt Porter||Darren Pyfer, Mack Zimmerman|
|Adult C30||245||All ages||Jeff Footer||Michael Wright|
|Adult C33||222||35 – 40's||Dewey Stoffels||Paul Chastain|
|Adult C34||150||30's – 40's||Scott Pleasants||Justin Jones, Trey Lansford|
|Adult C35||244||30's – 40's||G.H.Cain, Jim Finke|
|225||All ages||Danny Wright||Jill Carroll, Nancy Carr|
|249||20's||Blake Wofford||Blake Wofford|
|136||All ages||Fredda Peterson||Sidi Davis|
Adult Bible Communities Social Nights
|September 8||B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
Register for childcare for September 8 Social Night.
|September 15||B32, B33, C26, C33, C34
Register for childcare for September 15 Social Night.
Register for September 15 Preteen Social Night.
|October 13||B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35|
|November 10||B32, B33, C26, C33, C34|
|December 1||B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35|
|December 8||B32, B33, C26, C33, C34|
|January 19||B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
Register for childcare for January 19, 2018 Social Night
|February 2||B32, B33, C26, C33, C34
Register for childcare for February 2, 2018 – Social Night
Register for February 2, 2018 – Preteen Social Night
|March 2||B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
Register for childcare for March 2, 2018 – Social Night
|April 6||B32, B33, C26, C33, C34|
|May 4||B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35|
|May 11||B32, B33, C26, C33, C34|
Please notice: Childcare for Preteens, 5th & 6th graders, is available only to those departments listed in blue.
|August – No meeting|
Register for childcare for September 24 Life Groups.
|November – No meeting|
|December – No meeting|
Register for childcare for January 28, 2018 LiFE Groups
Register for childcare for February 25, 2018 – LiFE Groups
Register for childcare for March 25, 2018 – LiFE Groups
|July – No meeting|
One of the keys to a man's growth in Christ is to find men of like heart and become brothers, moving together toward the goal of Christ-likeness. The men's ministry at First Baptist Church encourages men to develop vital relationships with other men that will help each man to walk with God and grow in his Christian life; to be a pacesetter at home and at church, and to share the Gospel with the lost and un-churched.
Additionally, We host The Man Summit annually in October. This event is led by Dr. Wright, and all men of every age are invited to attend.
Men’s Bible Study Classes
The Book of James
led by Art Wilson
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Men's Bible Study – 1 Corinthians
led by Jim Flick
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Men's Bible Study
led by Larry Clark
6:00 – 7:15 a.m.
The purpose of the women's ministry is to encourage every woman to maintain a vital relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The women's ministry scriptural focus is found in Jeremiah 24:7 which says “And I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.”‘
Ladies' Bible Study Classes
The Women’s Ministry offers Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday mornings during the school year. Topics of study vary from semester to semester.
Childcare is provided if requested in advance.
Please click here for Tuesday Morning Ladies' Bible Study only.
Sign-up sheets for the individual classes are located at the Women’s Ministry Kiosk (across from the gym). For additional information, please contact the church office.
Becoming a Woman Whose God is Enough
led by Janie Gatewood
Tuesdays beginning January 16 and continuing through April 3, 2018
Becoming a Woman Whose God Is Enough will help you understand how God desires to bless you with His fullness and will teach you to depend on Him completely. Through this 11-session Bible study, you will learn to turn from worldly satisfactions to a life of contentment, from selfishness to humility, and from unbelief to rich fellowship with God.
No matter where you are in life, bestselling author Cynthia Heald will help you lay aside your self-sufficiency and embrace the woman God created you to be. As you grow to depend on the Lord, you’ll learn the joys of giving God control, waiting on Him with contentment, and humbly trusting Him.
Precepts: Revelation – Part 4
led by Karen Floyd
Tuesdays beginning January 16 and continuing through March 6, 2018
9:30 a.m. (women only) and again at 7:00 p.m. (co-ed, with Gary & Karen Floyd)
We will be studying passages concerning biblical prophecy, especially from the Old Testament, are included in this final study of Revelation to complete your study of eschatology. You don’t have to have done Rev 1, 2, &3.
First Place 4 Health
Led by Joy Huber
Wednesdays beginning January 10 and continuing through April 11, 2018
Do you want to make lasting changes in your life? Changes that others will notice and that will change you from the inside out? All of us want to be stronger and more physically fit, but if we have any experience with diet and health programs, we know changes that stick over the months and years have to begin with character transformation. In Training for Success, you will study about Jesus Christ, the ultimate personal trainer. Each week you will study a characteristic of Christ, such as faithfulness and devotion, and will be challenged to become more like Him.
All-new and easy to use, each First Place 4 Health Bible study contains 12 weeks of daily study to help you put Christ in first place, as well as weekly Live It Trackers to document your progress. Also included are Scripture memory cards, an inspirational CD, and two complete weeks of menu plans with grocery lists, recipes, and detailed nutrition information.
Mom to Mom
Thursdays starting January 18, 2018
9:30 a.m., Room 150
led by mentor moms
Mom to Mom Ministry is a biblically-based parenting program rooted in God’s Word. It is a safe place for Christian, as well as non-Christian, married and single moms. M2M’s mission is to educate, encourage, and equip women for two of the most important jobs in the world — being a wife and being a parent. We use practical, biblically-based teaching and supportive interaction in small groups, led by experienced moms. We wish to foster growth as a wife, parent, and woman.
You will be directed to a sign-up page.
Our Cards of Encouragement Ministry is also sponsored by our Women’s Ministry. This group of women meets quarterly to create cards that are then sent weekly to various members with needs. Valerie Rowe (817-360-4620) leads this group.
The Women’s Ministry, through our Women on Mission, has a Quilting Group that meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 9:30 in room 224. These women make quilts for babies at a couple of hospitals, for a shelter in Ft. Worth, and to be taken on mission trips. Please contact JoAnne Sheppard for more details (817-431-9505).
First Baptist Church has an active group of senior adults.
“I searched for a man among them who would repair the wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land…”
God’s Active People (GAP) ministry is based on Ezekiel 22:30 where people were called to stand in the GAP. Our Senior Adult ministry has many different factors that reflect spiritual ministry and social ministry.
We have ongoing events that meet every month.
Our group meets the first Thursday of each month to enjoy a hot breakfast along with fellowship. Please join us!
The JOY Club meets on the third Thursday of each month to play games, enjoy desserts and have a time of fellowship. We hope to see you there!
We take day trips several times a year to events like the Artisan Theater, George Bush Library, Southwestern Seminary, SBT Evangelism Conference, and Camp Copass. We have taken several longer trips to Branson, Albany and Amarillo. Additionally, we have taken cruises and land tours to the Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, and Europe.
A highlight each year is our annual Senior Adult Summer Bible Conference where we have a three day preaching and singing conference with a luncheon each day.
Missions and Ministries
Our seniors have taken mission trips to St. George, Utah, and Alaska.
Weekly, our Nursing Home Ministry ministers and has services in eleven nursing homes that impact about 200 people each week and touch those who no longer can be involved in their home churches.
Our Homebound Ministry touches the lives of our members that cannot attend our worship services by visits each week to bring them a DVD or CD of our Sunday worship services along with other materials.
If you would like more information about how you might serve in either of these ministries please contact our Senior Adult Minister, Ted Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, we host a Summer Bible Conference featuring guest speakers and live music for all. This year's conference was a huge success. Please watch for details on next year's conference. Below are the highlight's of this summer's past conference.
August 7-9, 2017
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Please join us for three days of worship and celebration. Each day will include a free lunch.
Speakers will include:
Music will feature Rodney Smith & Dave Cox.
“Heritage of Hymns” Kick-off Concert
We will kick off this year's event with a concert featuring “Heritage of Hymns” with famed composer and pianist, Dr. Don Wyrtzen, as he teams up with long-time friend and pastor-singer, Dr. Bruce McCoy. You will hear inspiring hymns, stories behind the songs, and a spiritual challenge to strengthen your heritage of faith. And yes, Don and Bruce will take requests! For more information, go to swbts.edu/alumni/partnership-opportunities/heritage-hymns-concerts/
Fall 2017 Discipleship Classes
|Share Jesus Without Fear||11:00 a.m.||243||January 7||Jimmy Jackson|
|Scripture Memory||4:00 p.m.||224||January 7||Val Rowe|
|Share Jesus Without Fear||4:00 p.m.||140||January 7||Jimmy Jackson|
|Becoming a Woman Whose God is Enough||9:30 a.m.||150||January 16||Janie Gatewood|
|Women's Bible Study – Precepts:
Revelation – Part 4
|9:30 a.m.||245||January 16||Karen Floyd|
|Men's Bible Study
|1:30 p.m.||135||January 9||Art Wilson|
Revelation – Part 4
|7:00 p.m.||245||January 16||Gary and Karen Floyd|
|Men's Bible Study
|3:00 p.m.||249||January 10||Jim Flick|
|1 Peter: Winter Bible Study||6:00 p.m.||WC||January 3||Ted Eaton|
|Single & Parenting||6:30 p.m.||248||January 10||Marcie Stanley|
|First Place 4 Health – Training for Success||6:30 p.m.||249||January 10||Joy Huber|
|Share Jesus Without Fear||7:00 p.m.||245||January 10||Jimmy Jackson|
|Christian History Made Easy||7:00 p.m.||242||January 10||Jack Gatewood|
|7:00 p.m.||243||January 10||Jack Peddy|
|7:00 p.m.||241||January 10||Vernon Ball|
|Mom to Mom||9:30 a.m.||150||January 18||Carolyn Cain|
|Men's Bible Study||6:00 a.m.||150||January 5||Larry Clark|
Lifeway offers our Adult Bible Study teachers 5-minute podcasts about upcoming Sunday School lessons. Please explore the links below for resources that can help you with your next Gospel Project or Explore the Bible lesson.
Explore The Bible
Click below to access resources for this week's Explore the Bible lesson as well as links to previous and future lessons.
Explore the Bible
The Gospel Project
Special Event – Elder Care Conference 2018
Saturday, March 24
8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
First Baptist Church Keller
Join us as we approach important, often ignored topics regarding the care and support of your loved ones. Trusted experts will be sharing their knowledge with you and your family. We will have representatives from financial planning, estate law, hospice care, Lucas Funeral Home, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation presenting each session.