102 E 7th St, PO Box 918, Idalou 79329

+1 806-892-2528

 

A Church making a kingdom impact.

Service Times
8:30a or 10:45a


We aim to provide a place for our community to come together in worship, Bible study and spiritual disciplines so that they can grow in their knowledge and understanding of God.

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8:30a or 10:45a

We aim to provide a place for our community to come together in worship, Bible study and spiritual disciplines so that they can grow in their knowledge and understanding of God.

Regardless of your background, baggage, or burdens. 

At First Baptist Church Idalou, we want to create an environment where individuals can develop meaningful relationships with God through prayer, worship and study of the Bible, while also building relationships with others who are on the same journey. We want to inspire our members to explore the depths of their faith and to grow in their knowledge of God and commitment to Him.

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Wednesday Nights

Angel Meal | 6pm

Our Angel Meal is a free meal hosted by volunteers at the Church. The meal is served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday nights, September through April, in the Fellowship Hall.

GA’s, RA's & Mission Friends | 7pm

Children Pre-K through 6th grade will memorize Bible verses and plan mission projects together. Your children will learn what it means to live a missional lifestyle while they participate in Bible study, missions projects and engaging activities. They also have a lot of fun and build lasting memories as they “travel” to various places around the world when they learn about the work of missionaries.

Praise Team Practice | 7pm

Practices weekly the Sanctuary.

Youth Group | 7pm

Every Wednesday night we meet to worship God and fellowship with one another through songs, games, lessons and small groups. Our goal is to know God and to share God with others. We are fun, crazy, and a little weird, but we all want to see Jesus' name be glorified in our community and throughout the world. Come join us as we learn about God and his love for the world. 

Adult Bible Study | 7pm

A place for our Adults to come and study God's word with our Pastor.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH BIBLE STUDY

NURSERY

Our nursery is a safe place with staffed with those called to serve parents, giving them peace of mind durring their Bible studies. 

PreK & Kinder

We meet in the classroom in the east hallway across from the nursery.

1st & 2nd GRADE

We meet in the classroom on the corner of the north and east hallways.

3-4TH GRADE

We meet in the classroom in the south hallway across from the water fountain.

5-6TH GRADE

We meet in the classroom in the courtyard.

7-12TH GRADE

We meet upstairs by the west stairwell.



Regardless of your background, baggage, or burdens. 

At First Baptist Church Idalou, we want to create an environment where individuals can develop meaningful relationships with God through prayer, worship and study of the Bible, while also building relationships with others who are on the same journey. We want to inspire our members to explore the depths of their faith and to grow in their knowledge of God and commitment to Him.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

ADULT 1 CLASS

We are a group of single and married couples with older kids and empty nesters. We love to study God’s word together and encourage each other throughout the week. We also enjoy volunteering and helping other ministries of the church when the need arises. We meet upstairs in the education building and would love for you to come and join us.

ADULT 3 CLASS

We are a mission minded, fun loving group of people. The class is made up of both couples and singles. Most of our members are empty nesters and many are grandparents. Our teachers rotate each week to keep things fresh and we strive to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome.

ADULT 4 CLASS

We are a young adult class made up of singles, couples, and young families, but anyone, of any age is certainly welcome to join us. We meet in the fellowship hall and enjoy fellowship before we start every Sunday.

ADULT 5 CLASS

We are a group of mature couples and singles who love the Lord and feel they are never too old to learn about God and His love, or to continue in serving Him. We would love to have you join us! We meet in the B.Y.K.O.T.A. (Be Ye Kind One To Another) class room.

RUTH CLASS

We are older adult women who enjoy studying God’s word, sharing, and laughing. A group of faithful and strong prayer warriors. We love our church and participating in its activities. We meet in the Chapel.

Come and Serve

Here at FBC Idalou we not only want to reach into people that come through our doors, but we want to reach out to and serve our community, state and others all around the world.  Thorough many different opportunities from mission trips to taking coffee to our local school staff, we invite you to Come and Serve with us.

We love our community and the opportunity we have to serve them in many different ways, from snacks and drinks for our businesses and community leaders to help with Cotton Fest, Light Up Idalou, and other community-wide events.

A Church staff who cares about you.

Chris

Pastor

Chris and Amber came to FBC Idalou in May 2018. Amber is a diagnostician with EPIC Co-Op in Lorenzo. They have two married children. Bryson is married to Tobie and is the Youth Pastor at FBC Abernathy. Dawson is married to Brandon, who is the Youth Pastor at FBC Brownfield.
Chris is a volunteer firefighter in Idalou and also umpires high school and college softball. Together, Chris and Amber love to travel, watch NASCAR, and also compete in archery events in the area. They are looking forward to being “GDawg" and “Gimmie” to Elizabeth soon!

Efrain

Associate Pastor

Students & Communication 

Efrain is married to Jennifer and has 2 children. Lexi is a student at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX, and Jacob is a student at Idalou High School and is involved in football, Powerlifting and Ag Mechanics. Efrain and Jennifer met while attending Wayland Baptist University and both graduated from there.  Efrain with a BA in Religion and Jennifer with a BS is Biology and MA in Psychology.  He and Jennifer have been married for over 20 years and have been serving in full time ministry for over 20 years as well.  His desire is to help students Love God, Love Others and Make Christ Known.

Alan

Associate Pastor

Music & Community Relations

“Sing to the Lord a new song, sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise His name; proclaim His salvation day after day.” Psalm 96:1-2



Alan has a Bachelor of Music in Piano and Voice Education from University of Louisiana Lafayette and a Masters of Music with Voice Concentration from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.

He loves leading the family of God in worship and celebrating all the things God is doing in our lives as we serve Him together!

He has two wonderful kids (Jonathan & Hanna) and two amazing kids by marriage (Susie & Kenyon) and most of all he’s the proud Pea Paw to three amazing grandkids (Aayden, Charlotte & Shirley)! Jonathan works for United Supermarkets and is a professional singer, Susie works for the South Plains Association of Governments. They actively serve at Highland Baptist Church in Lubbock. Kenyon works for Slaton ISD and Hanna is a stay home mom and works for Progressive Insurance. They are also very active and serve at Turning Point Church in Lubbock.

Mary

Church Secretary

Mary is married to Rick and has 3 daughters, Cassidy & Hailey (the twins)
and Madison.  All three girls are 2022 Idalou High School graduates, and all
three girls are attending South Plains College.  Mary's twin daughters are
currently Patient Care Technicians at Covenant with goals of becoming RN's.
Madison is attending SPC to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.
Mary is responsible for the secretarial and bookkeeping duties.  She enjoys
helping in all areas of the church as needed, and tries to keep the guys in
line.  

Vestal

Minister of Senior Adults

Vestal grew up in Idalou, becoming a member of First Baptist Church in 1949.  He graduated from IHS and Texas Tech with Bachelors and Masters degrees in education and administration.  Answering the call to missions, he and his family left for Tanzania  in 1969.  After language school, they moved to Dar es Salaam where they spent their career.  He transitioned a community center to a school to teach skills to those who did not get a chance to go to secondary school.  Living in the capital city, he became Business Administrator for the mission, purchasing needed items, ordering vehicles and taking care of visas and work permits.

But health problems arose and the IMB decided he could no longer live in a third world country with poor medical facilities, so he and his family reluctantly returned to Idalou.  He began ministering to the senior adults - those who had taught and prayed for the family through the years - he calls it  'pay back' time.  Vestal and Carol Jean have two children, five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren