First Baptist Church San Angelo is working in partnership with First Baptist Church, Abilene to provide professional counseling services on our campus located downtown on the corner of Harris and Oakes. Paul Irby, Licensed Professional Counselor, will meet with clients every Monday from 9am-5pm at the church.

Please help us by spreading the word and referring clients in our community and region. Sessions may be scheduled by calling Becky Powers at the church office at 325-655-4101. Counseling services are available to families, couples, children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. Potential clients will not be overlooked based on ability to pay.

Paul Irby has a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education from Howard Payne, a Master of Arts degree in Religion from Hardin-Simmons, and a Master of Arts in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from HSU in 2013. He is affiliated with the Big Country Counseling Association—where he has served as President, and is also a member of the Texas Counseling Association.


Are you divorced or widowed – grieving the premature
loss of a a spouse? God still loves you and has a plan for your life!

A new Sunday School class begins Sunday, June 7 where you can study God’s word with others who share your life situation. The class will be taught by Jim Bush, who has his PhD in Divorce Studies from Southern Seminary.

For more information, contact the church office at 325.655.4101 or Jim Bush at 325.262.3754


First Baptist Church’s Sunday School Department, Servants by Grace (formerly known as Adult 1) is made up of men and women:

–       who seek a stronger relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit,

–       who crave a deeper knowledge and understanding of God through the study of His word,

–       who desire to become better equipped to serve, and

–       who pursue God’s will and plan for their lives.

This department includes individuals from all walks of life:  single adults, dating couples, married couples; single parents, 2-parent homes, parents and step-parents of college students, teenagers, children, and infants; individuals with different levels of education, from a variety of professions and jobs, full-time moms and dads; and age ranges from 20 to 50-something.

We are blessed as a department and especially as friends to have grown in numbers. As a result, beginning Sunday, June 7, the department will have two Bible study classes from which individuals may choose. Individuals may attend either class and may switch classes anytime.  Classes are not age banded or defined by any specific criteria. No one will be bound to a particular class.

  • One class will be led by Charlie Bonds who brings great biblical knowledge; teaching experience; thorough research and study; and a deep love for God, His word, and His people.  The class format is “lecture-style” with participatory discussion encouraged.
  • The 2nd class will be facilitated on a rotation basis by Griff Griffin, Lara Cooper and Kristen Ray.  The format is “discussion-style” with the facilitator providing the focus of the lesson and guiding the discussion, and participants actively engaged in the dialogue.
  • Kevin Pepper will graciously serve as our substitute teacher/facilitator.

If you’re seeking a fulfilling and fun place to be on Sunday morning, join us!  We serve breakfast and enjoy fellowship at 9:00 am and begin our Bible study at approximately 9:20 am.

I know God has a blessing planned just for you!

Pattie Griffin, Director


Thank you so much for visiting! You will find a variety of helpful information about First Baptist Church on this site, but we hope that your visit here will be only the first step in a journey of getting to know the congregation in a personal way. At FBC, we believe the church is the people—not a building, worship service, or website. In fact, the people of First Baptist have roots in San Angelo and the Concho Valley that date back to the 1880s! We are a loving group, committed to professing publically our faith in Jesus Christ as we live in obedience to His call to missions each day. We hope, then, that this website will be a good introduction to the people of First Baptist and her mission to obey Christ.

After you explore the website, please feel free to contact us with questions that you may have about our ministries and opportunities for involvement. Contact information is included on the site as well as ways for you to connect with us through social media. Nothing however quite beats a personal visit. We gather regularly for worship, Bible study, and fellowship, so there are ample opportunities to come meet us. In fact, after every Sunday morning worship service, the staff and I gather in a welcome area called the “atrium” for conversation with guests. You may even receive a coffee mug out of the meeting! We want to be available for questions, friendship building, and spiritual conversation. You’ll find that we aren’t the “perfect” church, but we are simply sinners saved by God’s grace who are called to share the love of Christ with everyone!


Come Join Us