Welcome to First Odessa.

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


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.


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


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.


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.


709 N. Lee
Odessa, Texas 79761

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Simply Jesus

simply JESUS.

This has been a theme of our church for the past few years. T-Shirts with this simple message of who JESUS is can be seen around our community as well as the many places around the world we have ministered. Now it is a book written by our pastor.

In Simply Jesus, author Byron McWilliams provides a clear and compelling picture of the gospel of Jesus Christ and why it’s important to follow him wherever he leads. Writing from a twenty-first-century perspective, McWilliams takes the unchanging truths of God’s Word and lays them over modern culture. Each chapter clearly sounds a call to adventure with God—carrying out God’s mandate of seeing the gospel spread throughout the world. Simply Jesus closely examines the reality of eternity and discusses the importance of the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man. It challenges followers to overcome complacency, apathy, and boredom by reengaging in a vibrant walk with Christ. By examining the life of Jesus and the lives of those who have followed him throughout history, McWilliams demonstrates how Christians can break out of their comfort zones and follow Jesus to excitement and lives of purpose.

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