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 community since it was founded in 1896.  We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and the Baptist General Convention of Texas.

Church 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.

Brother 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 their alma mater, Howard Payne University, in Brownwood, Texas, and married while Chad was pursuing a music career in Nashville.  While in Tennessee, they taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at a private school and Chad served as the Youth Minister at the Park Avenue Baptist Church located in the historic Sylvan Park Neighborhood.  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 also 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 www.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!


CJandMcKC.J. Frazier, Youth Pastor

 C.J.’s main responsibility is overseeing the discipleship of our students in grades 6-12. Prior to joining the FBCO staff in August 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.  C.J. is married to the lovely McKenzie and they have two sons, Brylen and Brayden and one daughter, Brittany.  C.J. and McKenzie have a heart for relational student ministry, emphasizing the importance of each member of the youth group and their unique personality and gifting.


Jan Simmons, Ministry Assistant

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.  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.


Sandy Grubbs, Ministry Assistant

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.  In addition to keeping the books for FBCO, Sandy also keeps track of the finances for the Olney Ministerial Alliance.  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.


What we believe:

On June 12, 1898 the First Baptist Church of Olney was organized by 13 original charter members.  On that day the church “read and adopted the Articles of Faith and Covenant as found in the Pendleton Church Manual.”  The Articles of Faith can be found here.   A copy of the Church Covenant may be viewed here.