On Saturday, October 20, First Baptist Church will be the host location for the San Angelo [un]Apologetic Conference, which is sponsored by the Texas Baptists Great Commission Team.
[un]Apologetic Conferences address current ways to remove obstacles to evangelism. In the conference, participants hear biblical truth backed up with logic and evidence expressed in gentleness and respect. General speaking sessions and workshops are provided to help individuals strengthen their faith and learn how to engage others with the Gospel, for which we do not apologize. Our hope is for attendees to leave the conference strengthened, inspired, and prepared to share the exciting news about Jesus Christ!
For more information and online registration, please visit [un]Apologetic San Angelo
A Word From the Pastor Search Committee
A praying church generates a church-going conscience, a church-loving heart, and a church-supporting spirit. With a oneness in love and prayer let us seek our next pastor. Thank you for your support for the Pastor Search Committee and for Chuck Gartman, as he faithfully serves us each Sunday. (Martha Gerber)
We have set up an email address for the Pastor Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of you have already taken advantage of this and sent emails that are greatly appreciated. This email address is sent to the Pastor Search Committee and does not go to any staff member. Please use this to send recommendations, encouragement, thoughts, or any information you would like to pass on to us.
Dr. Jerold McBride’s Sermons Posted Online
Hardin-Simmons University has acquired the complete sermon collection of Dr. Jerold McBride, FBC San Angelo Pastor Emeritus, and has posted them on their university website at http://library.hsutx.edu/mcbride
Dr. McBride gave the sermons to his alma mater to be used for sermon preparation by students at Logsdon Seminary, housed on the HSU campus. By posting the collection online, Hardin-Simmons has made the entire collection of sermons available to pastors, seminary students, and laity all over the world, free of charge.
During his sixty years as a pastor, Dr. McBride was meticulous in his sermon preparation. He was also meticulous in keeping records of when and where he preached each sermon, along with responses to each sermon, specifically the numbers of professions of faith and of people joining the church. He wrote this information on an envelope, into which he placed each sermon. He also kept a card file of all sermons, listing them by topic and by scripture. The Hardin-Simmons librarians called the collection “a librarian’s dream!”
The physical collection will ultimately be housed in the archives of the Texas Baptist Historical Collection.
Dr. McBride was pastor of First Baptist Church San Angelo from 1970 until his retirement in 2001. He was president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas 1993-1995, some of the most turbulent years in Baptist life. He was known for his deep and steadfast faith in times of uncertainty.
The sermons that sustained the members of First Baptist Church, San Angelo, for the 31 years of his pastorate here can now touch the lives of millions. The Word is out.
New & Interested Members Monthly Gathering
Tom Dufresne leads this class designed to help new members and guests get to know FBC and how they can be equipped to do ministry. The class meets in the Hospitality Room on the first Sunday of each month and it’s open to people of all ages or life stages who have just joined the church, are looking for a church home, or are curious about their spiritual formation.
Childcare is available in both our nursery and various Sunday School departments.
(Check the current issue of The Equipper for possible changes in the meeting schedule due to holidays, etc)
The Equipper is a bi-weekly publication of First Baptist Church. A link to the most current issue may be found at the bottom of each page of this website. Links to archived issues are below: