Missions

Giving Our Lives

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Our church strategy is built around three objectives. Gathering our hearts (worship); Growing our souls (growth); and Giving our lives (service). Giving our lives is the missional dimension of our church which includes prayer, volunteering, giving, service, and missions.

We desire to see the gospel advanced throughout the city, our nation and the world.

We are committed to doing three things through our mission endeavors:

  • First, making disciples by planting churches in global cities.
  • Second, carrying the name of Jesus to nearly 3 billion unreached people.
  • Third, doing justice in dark places.

Local Missions

Faith Centers

The Faith Centers are extensions of the ministry of Houston's First Baptist Church. There are three primary locations: Spring Branch, The Grove, and Harwin. Through many diverse programs, the Faith Centers serves thousands of people every month to meet their needs physically and spiritually.

Houston 1:8

Each year, for a few evenings in July, the Houston's First family focuses their hearts and efforts on sharing the love and truth of Jesus with people at locations throughout the greater Houston area. We call it Houston 1:8 and each of our campuses reaches out in different ways.

Houston's First Baptist Church partners with various ministries around the Houston area. Click here to browse other Partnership Opportunities.

Trainings

Below are a list of milestones courses to help you grow your faith and engage the world.

Share Your Faith Workshop

The Share Your Faith workshop is a comprehensive tool condensed into a one-day training session. In the workshop, you will learn and practice how to share the Gospel in five easy steps. …

Sat, Oct 15 @ 9a–2p

Loving Muslims

Over these six weeks, we will look at culture and worldview and how the Gospel rightly fits in this context. We will go over how to communicate the truth of Scripture and “best practices.” We will lean into partnering with the Holy Spirit in this endeavor, and share many stories of how each of these things have played out in our own lives. We will conclude by sharing established and organized opportunities to get involved with partners who are already working in this community. …

Wednesdays, Aug 31–Oct 5 @ 6:30–8p

Good Faith: Being A Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme

How do you live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to the Christian faith? This study will help you respond with compassion, clarity, and confidence to the most toxic issues of our day; examine significant cultural trends, and know what you believe and why it doesn’t make you judgmental or extreme. Book distribution will take place on Sun, Sep 11 during the Fall Milestones Preview Lunch at 12:45-1:30p inside the 1010 Lamar Auditorium. Chapters 1-4 should be read in advance of the first study. …

Wednesdays, Sep 14–Oct 26 @ 7–8:30p

Engineering Missions

Engineers, architects, drafters, managers, logistics specialists, professors, artists and other skilled professions are all needed in God’s Kingdom. Engineering Missions is a class focused on using individuals’ technical and workplace skills to serve others and make a long term difference in the developing world. Invite friends and colleagues to help develop a College of Engineering at Northrise University in Zambia. …

Wednesdays, Aug 31–Nov 16 @ 6:30–8p

Embracing "Glocal" People Groups

Embracing “Glocal” (Global+Local) People Groups is an introduction to the international people groups in the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area and an exposure to practical tools to connect with them and share Christ with Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and others in the local context. More than strangers next door, the many foreign people groups that live in our city are our neighbors. …

Wednesdays, Oct 12–Nov 16 @ 6:30–8p

Meet Our Staff

Missions
William Taylor
WT

William Taylor

Missions Pastor
Jerrell Altic
JA

Jerrell Altic

Minister of Mobilization
Russell Minick
RM

Russell Minick

Missions Consultant
Kevin Spivey
KS

Kevin Spivey

Missions Associate
Charlotte Nease
CN

Charlotte Nease

Executive Assistant
Toni Steere
TS

Toni Steere

Missions Associate
Caroline Johnson
CJ

Caroline Johnson

Missions Associate
Ameer Omar
AO

Ameer Omar

Missions Associate
Skyler Womack
SW

Skyler Womack

Missions Associate
Jonathan Huegel
JH

Jonathan Huegel

Evangelism Associate
William Taylor
WT

William Taylor

Missions Pastor
Jerrell Altic
JA

Jerrell Altic

Minister of Mobilization
Russell Minick
RM

Russell Minick

Missions Consultant
Kevin Spivey
KS

Kevin Spivey

Missions Associate
Charlotte Nease
CN

Charlotte Nease

Executive Assistant
Toni Steere
TS

Toni Steere

Missions Associate
Caroline Johnson
CJ

Caroline Johnson

Missions Associate
Ameer Omar
AO

Ameer Omar

Missions Associate
Skyler Womack
SW

Skyler Womack

Missions Associate
Jonathan Huegel
JH

Jonathan Huegel

Evangelism Associate