A New Community of Faith
On May 18, 1890, a group of Baptists came together under the conviction that God wanted them to start a new church in Lott, Texas. At the end of that meeting, a new church was born with its first 8 members from all corners of Falls County and it was to be called: First Baptist Church, Lott.
On Sunday, November 30, 1986, tragedy struck the church. The original chuch building, built in 1892, was devastated by fire, consuming the entire building. The fire burned so intensely that it melted picture frames in nearby homes but, throught the work of firefighters from all over the county, those homes were saved.
Out of the Ashes
As we've witnessed over and over again, the community of Lott came together to help FBC in our time of need.
The church continued to worship together through the kindness of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, who graciously allowed our church to meet in their sanctuary for worship.
Even as the fire still smoldered, donations and commitments to help poured in from around the state. Partnering with the Texas Baptist Men, the people of our church and the surrounding community rasied the funds and poured their efforts into raising a new building.
It became clear that the Lord was going to create something new from the ashes of the old!
Over 10,000 hours of volunteer labor were poured into the building in just over a year's time.
The Church God Built
We call our current sanctuary and education building "The Church God Built" because, well, He did! On Sunday, November 29, 1987, a year after the tragedy, a brand new church was dedicated to the Lord! As evidence of God's provision, the church was complete, debt free!
125 Years of Ministry and More to Come!
On the weekend of May 16, 2015, our church celebrated 125 years of ministry with a weekend of worship and fellowship. Over 280 people from all over the state and across the decades joined us that weekend. There were many special moments as new and old alike reminisced about the past and looked forward to the future.
To God Be the Glory!