What We Believe

The Bible:

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error, for its matter.


There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. 


Man was created by the special act of God in his own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by His Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. 


Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. 

The Church:

A New Testament Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, committed to His teachings, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. 

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Our Story

First Baptist Church Galveston is the oldest Southern Baptist Church in Texas. Founded in 1840, First Galveston has a storied history and bright future of impacting Galveston Island. We believe that our core values and our unique understanding of ourselves as people set the stage for First Baptist to lead a gospel centered charge into the future. 

We Are…   

A church for real people. We pride ourselves in being a place of authentic community where everyone can know and be known by one another, and that everyone has a place to belong. 

We Used to Be…

Individuals who were completely broken, but now we are grateful for the amazing grace that allows us to unite to God and one another.

We Serve… 

We serve a good and perfect God, and we believe that our mission as First Galveston is to

"Live out God's word into His world."