You shall receive power when The Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Who we are

First Baptist Church in Midland, Texas, was organized over 135 years ago. Over the years, we have grown into one of the largest single Christian congregations in the Permian Basin; during the typical week, over 3,000 Midlanders and guests will worship, study and fellowship at our main campus or as a part of our outreach ministries. Thousands more throughout the region will tune in to our weekly television broadcasts.

Of course, bigger isn't necessarily better...even in Texas! However, in our case, we believe that our size is a definite benefit, in that our resources and diversity allow us to provide a tremendously wide range of ministries, activities, and programs designed to help people in every aspect of their lives.

If you are new to Midland or First Baptist, we hope you'll feel free to visit us at your next opportunity. We're interested in You! We've designed this website with you as our focus. We want to give you the answers to many of your questions about our church and help you feel acquainted with our fellowship. However, there's just no substitute for the first-hand experience.

As long as you are here, you might want to know more about how we function as a congregation. Take a look through our website to find activities and opportunities to connect.

How To Become a Member

Membership provides special opportunities such as: personal growth, leadership opportunities, avenues for service, and participation in the decisions concerning the future of our church.

We welcome people into membership in the following ways:

Profession of Faith by praying to receive Jesus Christ as your personal savior and committing to being baptized.

Transfer of Letter by the promise of a membership letter from another Baptist church transferring your membership to our church.

Statement by individuals who:

  • Have prayed to receive Christ as their personal Savior and were baptized in a Baptist church but have since belonged to a church of a different tradition.
  • Where a member of a Baptist church that has disbanded or lost their records.
  • Were baptized in a church whose beliefs are identical to ours about: salvation, baptism, and security of the believer.

There is an opportunity at the close of each service to come forward and become a member. Contact Rhonda Carroll if you have any questions.