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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"Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of Heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need."  Malachi 3:10 ESV

Your financial gift to FIRST ODESSA enables the many ministries of our church as we strive to reach Odessa, the Permian Basin and the World with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ways to Give Your Tithes and Offerings

1.  NEW!  Text to Give

You can use your cell phone to give!  Simply text the amount you would like to give to 432-201-3292.  You will be prompted to visit a secure URL to enter your debit card or checking account information.  If you text an amount only your gift will be attributed to General Tithes and Offerings (ex. 50) or you can give to designated accounts.  Just text the word "Funds" to the above number and you will receive a reply text listing all of the funds you can choose to donate to.  Then text the amount + the fund name (Ex. 50 Building) and your donation will be attributed to that fund.  Your card/account number will be saved for future use in a secure server that is PCI compliant.  If your card information changes, simply text "Reset" and your information will be removed.  You can then register your new information with your next gift.

2. Using The New E-Give Link below

By using E-Give, you can remain faithful in your stewardship no matter where you are or what time of day it is. Begin today by clicking on the link below to access your account.  In an effort to lower our processing fees, we have changed our payment processor.  If you have not already done so, be sure you follow the link and register your account with us.   If you have setup a recurring gift in the past, please re-submit it so that you can continue being faithful with your tithes and offerings.

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3.  Check or Cash

Of course, you can place your offering in the offering plate on Sunday, drop by the church office Monday-Friday, or mail to First Baptist Church, 709 N. Lee, Odessa, TX  79761.


Rest assured that your data is protected by 128 bit SSL encryption and your data is kept on our secure servers behind a hardware firewall.  In addition, this site is tested by McAfee as Secure.


If you need help with your contributions, contact Dana Reed at 339-0721 or email her at  If you are having technical issues with the site or text to give, please contact Rhonda Short at 339-0722 or email her at


Thank you for your support of the ministries of First Odessa!


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