The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has named First Baptist Church of Bridge City as Member of the Month for November.

Hiram Clark, Chairman of the Deacons, accepted the award from Bridge City Chamber of Commerce President Lucy Fields on Nov. 11, at the Monthly Networking Coffee hosted by Bridge City Animal Hospital. Also in attendance representing First Baptist Church were Aaron Little, Minister to Youth; Niki Flannigan, Children’s Ministry; Lynn Ashcraft, Interim Pastor, and Darrell Segura, member. Along with the award, sponsored by Sabine River Ford, First Baptist also received gift certificates from Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Little Caesars Bridge City, and Mary Kelone, LMT.

In 2015, First Baptist Church will celebrate its 75th year of serving the community’s spiritual needs.  It is the longest running organized church in Bridge City. First Baptist has always been mission minded, and has been instrumental in planting Second Baptist and Liberty Baptist churches. They still support local as well as international missions, including a mission for the deaf in Mexico. In 1998 First Baptist began furnishing theBuilding and property for the local Ministerial Alliance, a Christian organizationthat ministers to the needy families of Bridge City and Orangefield. First Baptist Church has also operated a preschool since 1958. While currently without a full time pastor the church continues to minister full time to its members and the community.

Among many of the activities First Baptist makes available for the surrounding community, a few examples are: Breakfast of Champions for the Bridge City Athletes, Real Life for all area youth (over 400 attended this year), hold quarterly blood drives, sponsor area youth winter retreat at Crystal Beach in December and provide meals to Lamar Orange Baptist students.

As well has providing for spiritual needs, First Baptist Church has permitted the Bridge City Chamber Christmas Parade and Toy Drive access to their parking area and church building for the staging of the parade and toy drive.

For more information on First Baptist Church Bridge City located at 200 W. Roundbunch Rd., call 735-3581, or visit their website