First Baptist Azle has a long history of striving after God. For the better part of a century, we have been reaching people for Christ and making them into disciples.
THE HISTORY OF FIRST BAPTIST AZLE
Throughout its history, First Baptist Azle has sought to further the kingdom of God and to minister to the needs of the surrounding community. The church was founded in 1904 as “West Fork Baptist Church” in Peden, TX. Its first pastor was S. M. Edwards
In 1956, due to the creation of Eagle Mountain Lake, which was to flood the church’s location, the church moved to 1016 Boyd Road in Azle, TX. The church changed its name to First Baptist Church of Azle. A used building was purchased and moved onto the property in 1957 (Seen in the background at the left of this picture). The West Fork facility was demolished prior to the flooding of the lake.
First Baptist Azle has continually been active in community ministries, food ministries, nursing home ministries, as well as numerous mission projects. The church has a thriving Children’s ministry, Youth ministry, and Men’s and Women’s ministries. The church has various Bible study groups. In addition, the church is annually involved in North American and International mission trips.
First Baptist Azle is affiliated with the Tarrant Baptist Association, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and the Southern Baptist Convention. Our strategy is to be conservative in doctrine, yet progressive in ministry. Understanding the growing challenges of the 21st century, we strive to meet the needs of others through the good new of Jesus Christ. As the population of Azle has become increasingly diversified, FBC is seeking to meet the spiritual needs of all people in the area, regardless of cultural, ethnic, or economic background.