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First Baptist Church of Olney, Texas

for Christ
for the gospel

for each other
for Olney
 
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---Upcoming Events

Men’s Bible Study
Every Friday at 6:00 a.m. at the Refuge
 
Deacon Spring Friendship Banquet March 28 @ 6 p.m. Fellowship Hall.
 
Parenting Conference April 4 w/ Warren and Mary Robbins of Parent Reform.  
 
Secret Church Simulcast April 24, 2020 @ FBCO

FBCOU Matthew 1-13 Study

Sunday Evenings 5:30 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.
Youth meets at C.J.’s 
Childcare provided
 
 

 

---About

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of First Baptist Olney is to make disciples by loving God, loving others, and magnifying the name of Jesus Christ in all that we do.  We believe The vision of our church is to see each member of our fellowship growing in Jesus, serving Him, and sharing His unconditional love with others.  We place a high priority on the preaching and teaching of the Bible because the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ guides our actions and builds within us a common desire to glorify God.

FBC Olney has served the Olney community since it was founded in 1898.  We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention, the Bi-Fork Baptist Association, and the Brazos River Ministry Association.  We also support many other mission endeavors in our nation and around the world. 

Our two guiding documents are the FBCO Statement of Faith and Church Covenant.  
We are a congregational-ruled Baptist church as specified by our Church Constitution. We operate by various committees which serve at the pleasure of the congregation.Our pastors lead and equip our congregation primarily through the teaching and preaching ministry.  
Our deacon body serves the physical needs of the congregation and assist the pastor in his pastoral work. 
We seek to be a church that practices “meaningful membership.”  In other words, it means something to be a member of FBCO.  We care for each other’s souls through encouragement and accountability.  We find great joy in worshiping and serving Christ together.

 
Church Membership

On April 15, 2018, the congregation of FBCO approved the following process for receiving new members into the church:
Anyone desiring baptism or membership will attend a class that covers baptism, our church statement of faith, the biblical expectations of members which are outlined in our church covenant, Baptist distinctives (how we are different than other denominations), and other pertinent information about our church. 
 
If you are interested in taking the class, please contact Brother Chad and he will schedule a class for you.  If, upon completion of the membership class, you still desire to be baptized and/or join the church, you  will attend a brief meeting with the pastor and at least one other member of the congregation (most likely a deacon and his wife). The purpose of the meeting is to allow those desiring membership to share their Christian testimony, which is just the story of how a Christian person came to trust in Jesus for salvation. Those who meet with the candidate will be the ones who recommend the candidate for membership at the next Church Reporting Fellowship.
 

During the Church Reporting Fellowship, a vote will be taken on candidates for membership. Candidates who have been baptized according to scripture (immersion following a profession of faith) will be admitted into membership immediately. Those who have not will be admitted once they have been baptized in accordance with our understanding of scripture.

As stated in our constitution and bylaws, if a candidate is joining by letter from another church of like faith and order, they will be admitted upon receipt of a letter of recommendation from their former church.  Following the church vote, those received by promise of letter shall enjoy the full privileges and responsibilities of membership.

On May 28, 2017 and June 4, 2017 our Pastor, Brother Chad, preached two messages on Church membership.  If you are interested joining First Baptist Church of Olney, Texas, these are great messages that will give you an introduction to how we think about church membership at First Baptist Church.  You can listen to these messages by clicking below!

Sermon: Why Should I Join Your Church, Part 1 – Pastor Chad A. Edgington (5.28.2017)

Sermon: Why Should I Join Your Church, Part 2 – Pastor Chad A. Edgington (6.4.2017)


You may also find this article by Erik Raymond Helpful:
Why Church Membership by Erik Raymond

At First Olney we practice covenant membership.  When we join the church we commit to Christ and to one another.    The Church covenant outlines the way that all members of First Baptist have agreed to live in light of what we believe the Bible teaches.  Brother Chad and Brother C.J. spent time developing an annotated version our church covenant.  The annotated church covenant document explains how each part of the covenant applies to our lives.

---Leadership & Staff

Our pastoral staff recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Chad Edgington & Family

C.J. Frazier and Family

Chad A. Edgington, Senior Pastor

Brother Chad has served as our Pastor since August 2013. He and his beautiful wife, Melissa, met while they were students at Howard Payne University, in Brownwood, Texas.  They married while Chad was pursuing a music career in Nashville.  While in Tennessee, they taught middle school at a private school operated by the Park Avenue Baptist Church where Chad also served as youth minister. Chad is a 2004 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law and a 2016 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to joining our church staff, Chad served as the Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church Wake Village, Texas. Chad is a licensed attorney and spent time practicing criminal and family law before entering full-time pastoral ministry. Chad served as a deacon at First Baptist Church Eastland, Texas, and has held other ministry positions at FBC McCamey and FBC Blanket. Melissa is a stay-at-home blogging mom. You can follow her at yourmomhasablog.com. Chad and Melissa have three wonderful children, Adelade, Sawyer, and Emerald. The Edgingtons enjoy spending time together and with friends. Chad enjoys playing and writing music and following the Cowboys, the Rangers, and the Texas Tech Red Raiders!  The Edgingtons have made a couple of records you can listen to on itunes or Spotify.  

 

 

cedgington@fbcolney.com

C.J. Frazier, Associate Pastor

Prior to joining the FBCO staff in February 2013, C.J. served as the Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church, Throckmorton, Texas. He is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and is currently pursuing a degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  Texas. C.J. is married to the lovely McKenzie and they have three sons, Brylen and Brayden, and Ben. They also have one daughter, Brynn. C.J. and McKenzie have a heart for relational ministry, emphasizing the importance of each church member and their unique personality and gifting. C.J.’s main responsibility is overseeing the discipleship of our families with students. It is C.J.’s goal to serve and equip our families with strategies to be disciple-makers. The Fraziers work with our students on Wednesday evenings at the Refuge. They also host students in their home on Sunday nights for youth group time.   
C.J. enjoys spending time at home with his family, studying Hebrew and Greek, and playing the guitar.  

 

 

cjfrazier8@gmail.com.
 

Anna Rogers, Preschool Minister

Anna stepped into the role of Nursey Minister in August of 2019. Prior to serving in this capacity, she has been an active member of the church. Anna is a Team Kid Leader on Wednesday nights and taught Sunday School to the Jr. High youth. Anna graduated from Texas Christian University in 2014 and has taught kindergarten for 5 years. In 2016, she married Rue Rogers and the couple moved to Olney. Together they have two beautiful children, Ross and Audrey. Anna has a passion for serving and loving on children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

anna.s.livingston@gmail.com

Jan Simmons, Church Administrator

Jan Simmons is FBC Olney’s secret weapon.  The answer to most questions that come up in the church office is “Ask Jan!”  It is an inspiration to see how Jan shows love and attention to every person who comes into the church office with a need.  Jan can whip up a meal in the church kitchen faster than anybody.  She is deeply committed to Christ and this church.  In addition to being the greatest church secretary in the world, Jan is also the wife to Rodney Simmons.  Jan and Rodney have three sons, three wonderful daughters in-law, and seven incredible grandchildren.  Jan is a longtime member of the church and has been the church secretary at FBCO since August 1992.

fbcjan@brazosnet.com

Sandy Grubbs, Financial Secretary

Sandy serves as the financial secretary and the Pastor’s secretary. Sandy has worked at FBC Olney since November 2013.  She has an incredible heart for the people she serves- not simply as an employee, but as an ambassador for Jesus Christ.  Sandy is sees people the way Jesus sees them, not matter who they are she treats them with dignity and compassion.  In addition to keeping the books for FBCO, Sandy also keeps track of the finances for the Olney Ministerial Alliance.  She teaches in our TeamKid program, helps with our multi-media ministry, and often helps cook meals in our kitchen.  Sandy lives in Jean, Texas, and is member of First Baptist Church of Olney, Texas. She is a member of the Hamilton Hospital Auxiliary and is an animal lover.

fbcsandy@brazosnet.com

 

 

Shannon Moses, Preschool Ministry Assistant

Shannon serves as the preschool ministry assistant at FBC Olney. She loves to work with children. She teaches a class in our Wednesday night TeamKid program. In addition she coordinates the story time program at the Throckmorton Depot Library and works at Throckmorton Collegiate ISD. Shannon is married to John Moses. The Moses family has five children, four incredible boys and a sweet little girl. They are also blessed to have an amazing nephew who also lives with them. She enjoys spending time with her family. Shannon is a member of the First Baptist Church of Olney, Texas.

mosesshannon01@gmail.com
Laura Dillard, Benevolence Coordinator
Judy Mankins, Children’s Church Coordinator
Martha Flores, Housekeeper

---Plan a Visit

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at FBCO a great one!
 

What You Can Expect When You Visit:

An FBCO church service lasts about an hour and fifteen mintues. Services begin with the FBCO band leading the church in music. Song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. After the music portion of the service is complete, our pastor will preach an message from the Bible.Our services and Bible studies are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to be welcomed as a friend.

Bringing Children?

“We believe that kids should enjoy church every single week – and at FBCO, we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a detailed check-in process for our nursery program the first time that you visit. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get little ones signed in.

We offer an extended-nursery during the worship service. All children are also welcome in the worship service. Our “cry room” is the sanctuary foyer, where a television screen displays the service so you can hear the sermon. If you have to leave with a fussy baby, please come back!We also have a “Children’s Church” program for children ages 4 years-old up to 2 grade.

SERVICE TIMES
• Sundays @ 10:45 AM
• Sunday School @ 9:30 AM

CONTACT INFO
• 940.564.5594
• contact@fbcolney.com

ADDRESS
• 201 West Main Street
Olney, Texas 76374

---Sermons


Mar 1, 2020
Evangelism 2 Cor. 2:17
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  • Mar 1, 2020Evangelism 2 Cor. 2:17
    Mar 1, 2020
    Evangelism 2 Cor. 2:17
  • Feb 23, 2020Conversion Acts 2:32-40
    Feb 23, 2020
    Conversion Acts 2:32-40
  • Feb 16, 2020The Good News 1 Cor. 15:1-4
    Feb 16, 2020
    The Good News 1 Cor. 15:1-4
  • Feb 2, 2020Biblical Theology Luke 24
    Feb 2, 2020
    Biblical Theology Luke 24
  • Jan 19, 2020Go Your Own Way, Daniel Daniel 12: 1-13
    Jan 19, 2020
    Go Your Own Way, Daniel Daniel 12: 1-13
    Series: Daniel
     
  • Jan 12, 2020The Anti-Christ Daniel 11:36-12:4
    Jan 12, 2020
    The Anti-Christ Daniel 11:36-12:4
    Series: Daniel
     
 
 

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