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Welcome to First Odessa.

Reaching Odessa, the Permian Basin and the World
with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

WHEN

Worship Services at First Odessa are Sunday Mornings at 10:30AM. We have Bible Study Groups for all ages starting at 9:00AM on Sundays. Wednesday nights includes Bible Study with the pastor at 6:00PM with activities for the whole family going on simultaneously.

WHERE

We are located in Downtown Odessa at 709 N. Lee. Call the church office at 432-337-1524 for more information.

WHAT TO EXPECT

First Baptist Church is a church made up of people just like you! You will not find a perfect church with perfect people but a body of hurting, broken, and searching people who have been set free by the blood of Jesus Christ and have been given the greatest mission of sharing in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE.

First Baptist Church started in 1896. During these 100 plus years, we have had twenty-six pastors help us minister to and care for the people in the city of Odessa. God has blessed us in every way, with pastors, staff and lay people serving the Lord and touching the lives of people.  We invite you to become a part of this great history of First Baptist Church.

CONTACT US

709 N. Lee
Odessa, Texas 79761
432-337-1524

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Our Beliefs

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, divinely inspired; that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God for us; that it is authoritative for this church and each of us for every age.

God

We believe that God exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are one God. We believe God created the universe by His Power and Word. We believe that God is all knowing, all powerful and ever present.

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ was sent by God the Father into the world to save sinners. We believe that Jesus Christ was virgin born, sinless in life and mighty in words and deeds. We believe Jesus was both God and man, that He was crucified for our sins, and was bodily raised from the dead. He then ascended to His Father's side where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers. We believe Jesus Christ is coming again personally, visibly and bodily to reign as Lord.

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is a person, is God, and has all the divine characteristics. He indwells all believers, baptizes and seals them at the moment of salvation. He fills them in response to confession of sin and surrender to Him. He provides understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing the will of God.

Salvation

We believe that Jesus, through His death on the cross, provided salvation for all. However, to receive salvation one must repent of sin and trust Jesus Christ alone. The true believer is eternally secure and cannot lose his salvation. He may, however, lose his joy by sin and bring the loving discipline of the Father upon himself. Through this salvation, all who have received Christ will at death depart to be with Him in their spirits and at Christ's return receive a new body which will be like His glorious body.

The Church

We believe a New Testament church is a local body of baptized believers who have agreed together to worship Jesus Christ, edify the believers, evangelize the lost and minister to others.

The church has two ordinances: Baptism and The Lord's Supper.

  • Baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the new life we have in Him.
  • The Lord's Supper is a reminder of Christ's death and anticipates His Second Coming.
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