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Sundays: Sunday School: 9:30 AM, Worship: 10:30 AM
Wednesdays: Prayer & Bible Study: 7:00 PM
First Sunday of the month: Family Night: 6:00 PM
The mission of Brazos Bend Baptist Church is to help people in the surrounding community experience abundant life by coming to a saving knowledge of Christ Jesus.
Brazos Bend Baptist Church holds the following as truth:
The church's pastor, Brother Bob Freeman, is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University in 1978 and did undergraduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Houston. Brazos Bend Baptist Church is Brother Bob's 4th church to serve as pastor. The Lord has blessed Brazos Bend with a pastor who delivers messages in a dynamic style deeply rooted in Bible truths that have practical applications for living today. A spiritual leader of this caliber is rare in this size church and more evidence that the Lord intends Brazos Bend Baptist Church to grow.
Brazos Bend Baptist Church members come from a wide range of backgrounds being raised in many different Christian and non-Christian denominations. They span the spectrum of people in the community but there is a higher proportion of young families than most churches. There is a great sense of fellowship at this church which goes beyond superficial conversation to genuine concern with members ministering to each other. Visitors are always welcome at Brazos Bend Baptist Church whose members strive to make everyone feel at home. We encourage an informal atmosphere at Brazos Bend, only the Pastor wears a tie and all people are encouraged to "come as you are". The church has also maintained a tradition of dressing casual at all services.
Each Sunday beginning at 10:30 am the church praises the Lord Jesus Christ through music, prayer, testimonies, and listening to an inspired message giving insight to God's Word. We also make an active effort to avoid falling into routine religious activities "according to the tradition of men" (Colossians 2:8).
The Lord has blessed Brazos Bend Baptist Church with a great music director in Ken Collins and several outstanding instrumentalists to accompany praise songs. The Brazos Bend Baptist Church choir is open to all who what to sing, come join us! For more about the music program at Brazos Bend Baptist Church, click here.
Biblical education is a top priority at Brazos Bend Baptist Church. Bible study classes are conducted from 9:30 to 10:30 am each Sunday. There are five classes for children and youth. Adults have two classes, one just for women and the other for both men and women.
Adults meet each Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM for prayer and Bible study led by the pastor. Participants are regularly blessed through witnessing the Lord's intervention in the lives of those for whom prayers are made.
The church has a great youth leader in Joey Gerke. The church youth meet Wednesdays at 7:00 PM to fellowship, plan and practice mission projects that glorify Christ. Special activities for youth are conducted at various other times throughout the year.
A nursery is provided for Sunday School and worship services each Sunday morning and for most special events. A sound-proof "cry room" is also available for parents who want to be with their infants during worship services and are concerned about disturbing others.
The church has a vested interest in the spiritual condition of the Brazos Bend area. Direct mail campaigns are conducted to keep people appraised of opportunities to get involved with the church through special events. Members conduct lifestyle and friendship evangelism to help others see what it means to have Christ in us.
Special programs are conducted throughout the year like Vacation Bible School, music programs, fellowship meals, and spiritual revivals in which extra effort is made to encourage visitors.
The church had its beginning in the manner of the early New Testament churches, by first meeting in private homes when Pastor Orville Roberts started a home Bible Study September, 1986. On January 18, 1987 the church began to meet in two mobile homes on land donated by Mary Belle Day. The church purchased a historic chapel building from the George Foundation which was originally built 1917 in Beasley. The first services held in the chapel at its present site was on Easter Sunday, 1987. Later that year, Bob Freeman was called as pastor. The church became self-supporting in 1988.
The church replaced the two mobile homes in 1988 with an education building constructed by the Texas Baptist Men, a missionary group of retired men who travel around the country in RVs helping to erect church buildings. In 1994, the Texas Baptist Men returned to Brazos Bend to help with a new building that seats 250 people and adds more classrooms. The Lord had blessed Brazos Bend Baptist Church with growth to the point where the chapel's 90 seat capacity was not sufficient. The new building was constructed with growth in mind so that it can be remodeled to seat 450 total by converting classrooms to expanded auditorium space.
The Lord's will was clearly seen in the construction of the new building through a donation of the exact number and size of pews needed from the New Gulf Baptist Church, the raising of funds, and many other providential occurrences. The original chapel was sold to a private party and moved to its present location on Sawmill road.
The church has since then completed a new fellowship building as well as a youth building and converted the previous fellowship hall into much needed classrooms. All this construction was done in phases using faith financing to avoid debt.
The Brazos Bend Baptist Church is part of an association of churches that make up the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). This association provides a cooperative program to support local and foreign missions, teaching materials, and other services to assist its member churches. All Southern Baptist churches are autonomous and not governed by the SBC or any authority on earth. The head of the church is Jesus Christ. Decisions are made at Brazos Bend Baptist Church by members voting on committee recommendations.
If all this sounds good to you and you're thinking, "but I'm not a Baptist"; think again, our interest is not in making Baptists. Our goal is to bring people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. ...So come check us out, we do love the Lord!
The Brazos Bend Baptist Church serves people in rural subdivisions around the Brazos Bend State Park in Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties. It is located on FM 762 just South of the Brazos Bend State Park entrance, 25 miles Southwest of Houston, Texas.
Brazos Bend Baptist Church
22311 FM 762
Needville, TX 77461