Southern Baptist Convention

Recently relocated in 2003 to new facilities on the loop, First Baptist Church is able to celebrate our heritage of 150 years while concentrating on our future hope. The DNA of FBC is missions. Members are following Jesus, making disciples, serving others, and changing lives. Ministries include all ages and ethnicities to reach Palestine and our region with the Good News.

Year Founded: 1851

Mailing Address:
5700 N LOOP 256
Palestine,  TX  75801-4836


Church Staff:

Senior Pastor: Jay Abernathy, (903) 729-0204

Content last updated: 9/17/2015

Worship Times

  • SUNDAY
  • 10:45 am - Church Family Worship, come as you are and leave to live transformed!
  • 06:30 pm - Evening Worship - casual, yet reverent opportunity to study the Scripture and praise God. Once a month the Youth lead a service too.
  • WEDNESDAY
  • 06:05 pm - Bible Study and Prayer Meeting - Experience a group of believers eagerly learning more about the power of prayer.

Church Ministries

Basics of Life Storehouse

Tuesdays-Fridays from 10:00 to noon - trained volunteers work to meet basic needs (food, utilities, etc.) while ministering to the deeper spiritual one.

Youth Celebration

Wednesdays at 6:30 - Youth grades 7-12 gather for worship and study and fun!

Map & Driving Directions

Located in a new, yet traditional looking building on a hill, we're easy to find. First Baptist Church is located on the northeast side of Palestine on Loop 256 between US 84 and US 79, next door to the YMCA.


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