Church History

Originally known as Pecan Grove Baptist Church, this fellowship was organized in 1873 by the Rev. M.V Smith, the Rev. H.I. Kimball, and the Rev. G.W. Baines, great-grandfather of United States president Lyndon Baines Johnson. In 1884 the church was moved to Bartlett from the Pecan grove community (3mi.w) and the congregational name was changed. Members built a one-room frame sanctuary which was shared with a local Methodist fellowship during the 1890s.
When the membership outgrew the facility a new wooden structure was built at this location in 1900. The property here was donated to the fellowship by German immigrant J.E. Pietzsch (1844-1924) and his wife Margaret (1848-1929), pioneer area settlers and members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Continued growth led to the construction of a larger sanctuary here in 1930. Built by the Brownwood firm of Moore and Hale, the brick sanctuary was finished during the pastorate of the Rev. W.M. Lanier. Six years after completion of the structure, church members had contributed the funds to pay the total cost of construction. The event was celebrated with a special note-burning ceremony here on Sunday morning, December 13, 1936.


First Baptist Church of Bartlett

We’re a friendly group of people in Bartlett, Texas and neighboring communities, sharing a faith in Christ.

We are excited about what God is doing and will continue to do here at First Baptist Church Bartlett. Even though the daily grind can be cumbersome, our community at FBC is here to support and uplift you on your journey. Our church is firmly rooted in God’s Word. Our mission is One Heart One Purpose to advance God’s Kingdom. We invite you and your family to experience what God has to offer through First Baptist.

What We Believe

  • We Believe in God
  • We Believe in The Bible
  • We Believe in Jesus
  • We Believe People are God’s Treasure
  • We Believe in The Holy Spirit
  • We Believe in Salvation
  • We Believe in The Church
  • We Believe the Future is in God’s Hands


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Immediately following Bible Fellowship at 10am

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Sunday Sermon: 6/4/2023