“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.
Our adult classes offer two primary series for cohesive, structured Bible study – The Gospel Project or Explore the Bible. Both are by Lifeway.
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!
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|
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 John
led by Art Wilson
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Men's Bible Study
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 Man Summit
October 28-29, 2016
First Baptist Church Keller
225 Keller Parkway, Keller, Texas 76248
Men of Valor
The Brave Who Protect the Unprotected
We live in a dangerous world. Some communities are cultures of violence and depravity. But thanks to God, there are men who carry out tremendous acts of bravery in embattled circumstances. They are fearless when facing fierce enemies. They save lives and serve citizens. These are men of true godly grit. They posses a spirit of boldness. They hold a sincere love for God and exhibit a dauntless determination to keep people safe. The Scriptures reveal such men. They were great men of valor. We will learn about them at The Man Summit 2016.
Dr. Biff Gore — Guest Worship Leader and Bible Teacher
Biff Gore serves as Worship Leader and Associate Pastor at Highline Community Church in Denver, Colorado. Biff is also the President of Colorado Right to Life. Biff and his wife Marilyn are the parents of six wonderful children. Biff appeared on season 6 of The Voice with Team Usher and Blake. Dr. Biff Gore and Dr. Michael Wright served together at Cornerstone Church in Lone Tree, Colorado where Dr. Wright was Senior Pastor.
Brian Fisher — Speaker
Author, speaker, and business leader Brian Fisher co-founded Human Coalition after years serving in executive management. Brian is the author of four books, including the release, Deliver Us From Abortion: Awakening the Church to End the Killing of America’s Children. His columns have appeared in publications such as FoxNews.com, the Washington Post, Crosswalk, and CBN.com. Brian and his wife, Jessica, have two sons.
Tony Richmond — Bible Teacher
Tony Richmond has been serving First Baptist Church Keller for eight years. He began his work as an intern, but today is the Student Minister overseeing ministry to families with students grades 5 through college. Most recently, Tony has been the team leader for a growing work called OrphanCare, a ministry which helps inform, train, and support people desiring to serve as foster or orphan parents.
The Man Summit is an annual gathering of men designed for biblical teaching, training and strong encouragement. Cost for The Man Summit is $29 per man, $19 per student, and includes dinner Friday, breakfast Saturday, workbook, and the now “famous” The Man Summit golf shirt and hat.
Registration opens Sunday, September 25, in the main foyer of FBC Keller or online at www.TheManSummit.org.
Friday Night — October 28
6:00 . . . Check-in — Greeter Team
6:30 . . . Barbecue Dinner — Team Bershers
7:15 . . . Worship — Dr. Biff Gore
7:30 . . . Message — Tony Richmond
8:15 . . . Closing Prayer — Dr. Michael Wright
Saturday Morning — October 29
7:00 . . . Coffee and Conversation — Team Bershers
8:00 . . . Breakfast — Team Bershers
8:30 . . . Bible Devotional — Jim Flick
8:45 . . . Recognition of First Responders — Pastor Keith Sanders
9:00 . . . Worship — Dr. Biff Gore
9:15 . . . Message — Brian Fisher
10:00 . . Discussion Groups — Group Leaders
11:00 . . Message — Dr. Biff Gore
11:45 . . Final Word — Dr. Michael Wright
11:55 . . Closing Prayer — Lance Wyatt
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, but usually include a Beth Moore study as well as a Precepts study.
Childcare is provided if requested in advance. Please click here for Tuesday Morning Ladies' Bible Study only.
To sign up there are sign-up sheets at the Women’s Ministry Table area (across from the gym). For additional information, please contact the church office.
Sermon on the Mount
led by Janie Gatewood
What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? The Gospel of Matthew opens with three chapters containing Jesus' longest recorded message, a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? What is the nature of true righteousness?
In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right a study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord s Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification? This 9-week study by Jen Wilkin does just that. Seat yourself on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus. Ask for ears to hear and a heart to respond to the teaching of our King.
Precepts: Revelation – Part 4
led by Gary and Karen Floyd
9:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m.
First Place 4 Health
Led by Joy Huber
Most people would like to be known as kind, gentle, loyal and loving, but many do not know that developing these traits is also the key to living a balanced life mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually! The Bible says that love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are the fruit of the Spirit that grow in believers lives as they submit to Christ (see Gal, 5:19-23).
In this Bible study, First Place 4 Health members will discover how growing the fruit of the Spirit will transform them into the whole and balanced creations God intends them to be.
This First Place 4 Health Bible study contains 12 weeks of daily studies 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, a coordinating Scripture memory music CD, and two complete weeks of menu plans with grocery lists, recipes and detailed nutrition information.
Mom to Mom
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 email@example.com.
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
|Women's Bible Study – Sermon on the Mount||9:30 a.m.||150||September 12||Janie Gatewood|
|Women's Bible Study – Precepts:
Revelation – Part 4
|9:30 a.m.||245||September 12||Karen Floyd|
|Men's Bible Study
|1:30 p.m.||135||Ongoing||Art Wilson|
Revelation – Part 4
|7:00 p.m.||245||September 12||Gary and Karen Floyd|
|Men's Bible Study||3:00 p.m.||147||Ongoing||Jim Flick|
|DivorceCare||6:00 p.m.||227||September 6||Mike Hawkins
|DivorceCare for Kids||6:00 p.m.||221||September 6||Leanna Reynolds Peggy Gholston Brenda Mahon|
|Rooted||6:00 p.m.||136||September 6||Tony Richmond|
|Financial Peace University||6:30 p.m.||243||September 6||Blake Wofford|
|First Place 4 Health Bible Study||7:00 p.m.||249||September 6||Joy Huber|
|Explore Missions||7:00 p.m.||243||September 6||Lawrence Duhon|
|That the World May Know||7:00 p.m.||242||September 6||Jack Gatewood|
|The Essentials: 7 Simple Disciplines||248||October 18|
|Mom to Mom||9:30 a.m.||150||September 21||Carolyn Cain|
|Men's Bible Study||6:00 a.m.||150||Ongoing||Larry Clark|