Houston's First uses a secure and convenient platform to support our online giving option — enabling you to make your generosity intentions a reality. Through our online giving platform, you can make either one-time or recurring contributions. When you give, you can designate your gifts for any of the giving purposes listed below.
If you have questions about online giving, please contact Mary Roberts, 713.957.5804 for assistance.
The official Houston's First Baptist Church app enable you to give conveniently and securely directly from your mobile device. Download the app for iOS or Android and tap on GIVE to make your contribution.
Previous giving records and any recurring donations you established on our previous online giving system (ServiceU) are still accessible. Log in there to end that recurring donation before establishing a new recurring donation in our current system. The church will continue to use ServiceU for event registrations.
Click here to give to specific mission trips sponsored by Houston's First or to individuals going on one of our trips.
Previous mission trip giving records and any recurring donations you established on our previous online giving system (ServiceU) are still accessible. Log in there to end that recurring donation before establishing a new recurring donation in our current system.
The gifting of stock to the church is a “win-win” situation for both the donor and the church. Since the church is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, the gift will qualify as a charitable contribution and is tax deductible. This is a very simple and easy process that can be coordinated through the Financial Services office of the church.
If you would like to donate a gift of stock, or desire additional information, please contact Amber Willet, 713.957.5807. On all tax questions, it is advisable to consult with a tax advisor or CPA.
Great Commission (Tithes and Offerings) — Donations to Great Commission Giving impacting our city, our nation, and our world for Christ. (If you currently receive offering envelopes in the mail and you sign up for recurring donations, the envelopes will no longer be sent to you.)
Local Missions — Direct financial support to the Faith Center and numerous mission churches preaching the Gospel in multiple languages in the city of Houston. (If you're wanting to give to a mission trip to destinations outside of Houston or to an individual team member, click here.)
Benevolence — Funds used to provide financial assistance for those who apply through the Benevolence Ministry at the Faith Center.
Fifteen years of steady employment gave way to two rounds of layoffs in three years, and a Houston’s First couple had a change of heart about where their hope is found. …
By little more than faith, young newlyweds began giving, setting a pattern of generosity. Forty-two years later, the fruit of obedience continues to bless them — and others. …
Walking their talk characterizes one couple at The Loop Campus: shedding some of the “stuff” allows a streamlined approach to living a life of freedom and generosity. …
The ability to be generous begins with preparation. Houston’s First members learned that near painless preparation brought a great deal of peace and the knowledge that their Kingdom building would continue for generations. …
A member at the Downtown Campus is finding greater freedom and purpose in life, career and ministry as she gives God permission to call the shots. …
Wes and Brenda Jackson thought they would have to cut back on their giving — and then MISSION 1:8 launched. Not to their surprise, God provided exceedingly above their expectations in the months ahead. …
Estate planning may be the most important act of stewardship any of us will ever undertake. It is, at its core, the process of determining to whom we should transfer the stewardship of all that has been entrusted to us when we are called to step into eternity.
Houston’s First partners with PhilanthroCorp to provide formal estate planning year-round for church members at no cost to them. Following a phone interview, PhilanthroCorp provides tools to guide your decision making within the privacy of your home. For more about PhilanthroCorp, visit their website, email Amber.Willet@HoustonsFirst.org, or call 713.957.5807.
Houston's First provides a monthly financial report summarizing contributions to the church and expenses incurred by the church. Find the latest report here, along with information about our budget process, auditing practices, and accountability measures.