On December 17, 1881 the First Baptist Church of Abilene was founded just shortly after the town of Abilene was started. 130+ years later, the church is still as strong and vital to the downtown area as it was in 1881. Dr. Phil Christopher currently serves as the 19th pastor of the church and he has been in that capacity since 1995. The church has started 19 different missions and helped start Hardin-Simmons University and Hendrick Medical Center. Currently the church has a fully licensed daycare, Gods Little Ones; a counseling center; a family life center; and City Light Community Ministries which serves as a local mission point to the homeless and those in need in the downtown area and the community as a whole. Our desire is that through this ministry, we will reflect our mission which is to reach people for Jesus Christ and together become more like Him. On this site you will find information about the missions and ministries that we are involved in as a church as well as up-to-date schedules and highlights of coming events. You will also find contact information for the church and all of the staff members.