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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Here at PULSE we believe that church doesn't have to be boring! We offer fun events, engaging services, and transformative small groups designed to help students encounter Jesus. There are so many ways to get involved at PULSE! From large weekend and midweek services to smaller, more personal groups that meet on Sunday mornings, PULSE offers all kinds of opportunities to get plugged in!

PULSE midweek/weekend services are meant to be a place where you can belong, learn about Jesus, and bring your friends. Every Wednesday we teach from the Bible and we believe that the Bible addresses topics that affect the lives of students. We use scripture to form our views on topics like dating, stress, depression, partying, identity, parents, friendships, and more. Our hope is that these services expose you to who Jesus is and help you fall more in love with Him.



Youth Services


9am - The Tailgate: Our Pre-Service Student Experience

10:30am - Main Service

6pm - LifeGroups (located in private homes.; contact the church office for addresses)



6pm - Junior High Service

7pm - Food and Fun

8pm - High School Service



Shawn Smith
Pastor of Student and College Ministries
Clayton Bennett
Student Ministry Associate
Shawna Ashburn 
Middle School and High School Student and Recreation Assistant



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