Houston’s First Baptist Church

    Houston, TX
    FAST FACTS
    Senior Pastor Gregg Matte
    Twitter @GreggMatte
    Website HoustonsFirst.org
    Founded 1841
    Affiliation Baptist - Southern Baptist
    Locations 4
    Attendance 7,454
    LISTS (Since 2015)
    Largest 2018 (63)2017 (64)2016 (51)2015 (52)

    We are a thriving and diverse community of real people experiencing real life together. Sundays are a time where we gather together to grow and give of what we have, but our lives consist of much more than attending church on Sunday. We want to be the church every day of the week.

    Our church bustles with activities during the weekend. We have four campuses and several Sunday worship hours to choose from. Each service is intentional in ushering attendees into the presence of God through authentic worship, relevant messages and real relationships.

    Our multisite model brings together the best aspects of large churches and small churches. This strategy is missions-focused. It extends the ministry of our church rather than expanding our brand. Across the nation, the multisite strategy has experienced an 80 percent success rate as compared to a 30 percent success rate for traditional church plants.

    The Path to Becoming a Difference Maker

    By Gregg Matte

    God has to do something in you before he can do something through you.

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    Gregg Matte: Difference Makers

    By Gregg Matte

    How to Live a Life of Impact and Purpose

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    Difference Makers Point to Their Savior

    By Gregg Matte

    How one man's faithfulness led to transformation in a tribe in Africa.

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    Hurricane Response: 'When the Waters Recede, the Love Will Rise'

    By Jeff Chaves

    Houston's First Baptist Church offers physical and spiritual aid in the wake of the historic natural disaster.

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    Experience Speaks: Gregg Matte

    By Meredee Berg

    Gregg Matte: "It is never going as good as people say or as bad as people say."

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