God is at work in our midst at FBC Texarkana as we strive to Love God, Love People, and Reach the World for Jesus Christ. If you come to worship with us at FBC Texarkana, our prayer is that you will sense the Lord’s presence in a powerful way and be touched by His love as you witness it firsthand through His people.
HOW DO I GET TO FBC TEXARKANA?
Where do I park?
Parking lots surround our campus and are located at every entrance—the East Foyer, Central Foyer, West Foyer, Children’s Building, Atrium, Gym and Fusion Student Ministry entrances. There are several golf cart shuttles available on Sunday mornings to pick you up at your car and drop you off at the door of your desired entrance. With exception to the Central Foyer, every entrance is covered. At each entrance you will be met by a First Impressions greeter who can help you find a Bible Study Class or the Worship Center for the morning Worship Service. Read below to find the best area to park to access your desired area of our facility.
East Foyer (faces the intersection of Moores Lane and Cowhorn Creek)—Our Church Offices and the Information Desk are located here. Inside the East Foyer, you can take a right into the Worship Center or go straight and access the Atrium or various classrooms.
Central Foyer (faces Moores Lane, Globe memorial out front)—This entrance leads you directly into the Worship Center.
West Foyer (between the Central Foyer and The Ark Children’s Building Entrance)—When you walk in the West Foyer, you can take a left and go directly into the Worship Center or take a right and find Room 182 and other classroom locations.
The Ark Children’s Building Entrance (located at the back of our facility, can’t miss the ark and animals!)—Preschool classrooms are located on the first floor of this building, and children’s and adult Bible Fellowship classrooms are located on the second floor.
Atrium (faces the sand volleyball court and baseball field)—Wednesday Night Services are held in the Atrium, and many people also park in this lot on Sundays to access either the Children’s Building or various classrooms inside the Atrium entrance.
Gym Entrance (faces Cowhorn Creek)—The Crossroads College Ministry is located outside this entrance. Inside the Gym entrance, you will find the Tuller and Element class to your right and the gym to your left. The Student Ministry can also be accessed from this entrance.
Fusion Student Ministries (faces Moores Lane, look for the orange tarps out front)—Adjacent to the East Foyer, this entrance leads you directly to the Fusion Student Ministry worship area, classrooms for Bible Fellowship and the Student Ministry Offices.
Where do my kids go on Sunday morning?
During Bible Fellowship:
Our Preschool and Children’s Ministries are designed to provide a safe, loving place for your children while you enjoy your 9:15 a.m. Bible Fellowship class. At the front desk or Ark Entrance of our Children’s Building, a greeter can help you find the age-appropriate class for your child. Our teachers strive to teach preschoolers and children about Jesus while incorporating fun games and crafts into the lessons. Classes for infants through kindergarteners are located on the first floor, while classes for children in grades 1-6 are located on the second floor.
During Worship Service for Preschoolers:
Every Sunday, we have loving church members who give of their time to stay with your child while you enjoy the morning Worship Service at 10:25 a.m. These Volunteers In Preschool (VIP) trade places with the Bible Fellowship teacher and remain with your child during the worship hour to play games and crafts with them. Children ages newborn to kindergarten are invited to stay in their class with the VIPs during the morning Worship Service.
During Worship Service for Children (Grades1-5):
After Bible Fellowship, children in grades 1st-5th are welcome to join us in kids U for kids Worship. We meet every Sunday EXCEPT for the last Sunday of every month. Our worship service is very much like the adult worship service but tailored to help kids learn about every aspect of true worship.
What are the Worship Services like?
We believe true worship is not just in singing songs or in the words we say; it first begins in the attitude of our hearts and overflows into our worship, teaching and giving. We come to worship here at FBC not for what God can give
us, but for how we can glorify God and give Him praise. This summer, we will have two identical services, 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Our morning Worship Service begins with opening songs led by the FBC Praise team and band. With our eyes fixed on Christ, our concern is not as much in the
style of music or the songs selected but in lifting our hearts to worship our Savior.
At First Baptist Church Texarkana, we want you to feel comfortable and come as you are. In case you are wondering, most people wear business-casual attire. However, don't be surprised if you see a few suits and ties, as well as people wearing jeans. God sees our heart, and that's what He cares about; it's not about the style of clothing we choose.
What happens at FBC during the week?
Church Office hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Can I meet a Pastor?
After the invitation at the conclusion of the service, our pastors are down at the front at the altar and would love the opportunity to meet you and answer any questions you might have. If you are a first time guest, we have a gift bag for your and we would love for you to take one of those with you as you exit the East, West or Central Foyers.