First Baptist Church of Abilene

Who We Are

Reaching people for Jesus Christ and together becoming more like Him.

We are a downtown church with a neighborhood feel. We have folks of all ages that are growing together as a family of faith.


Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:00am - Bible Study
  • 10:30am - Worship
  • 06:00pm - Chapel Service
  • 05:00pm - Fellowship Meal
  • 06:00pm - Spiritual Formation Classes

What to Expect

What are services like?
We are a blended style of worship that takes both the traditional hymns and contemporary songs and together we worship God. We are a Bible believing, Spirit led, Christ centered congregation who strives to develop our spiritual lives as we also share the good news with those in our community and the world.

What is the community like?
We are multigenerational and understand that as a family we have a responsibility towards one another as well as reaching out to our neighbor. We are missional in all that we do; striving to meet our local neighbors, but supporting three specific missionary families around the world. We offer Bible study classes for all ages and on Wednesday nights we have music and mission classes for the children. Youth are extremely important to us and we have numerous options for spiritual growth.

What if I'm not a Christian?
As a community of faith, we want everyone to understand the love and support of our family and invite all to participate in everything we do.


Phil Christopher

Phil Christopher

Phil has been pastor of First Baptist since March, 1995. In addition to his many pastoral responsibilities, he also is actively involved in the civic life and leadership of Abilene. Phil has previously pastored churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. While pastoring in Kentucky, he taught at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Phil holds a BA degree from Baylor University, a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Brite Divinity School of TCU.

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