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On July 27, 2014, the congregation of First Baptist Church of Blanco, Texas, heard prospective pastor Dr. Bill Gernenz speak. Following the service, the members voted to call Dr. Gernenz to be the pastor of our church. Dr. Bill's first sermon as pastor was September 7, 2014.
Bill Gernenz is the husband of one and the father of six, and most significantly by the grace of God has the privilege of being a child of God. Born August 21, 1973 in Chicago, Bill moved to Texas in 6th grade, and considers himself an official transplanted Texan now. He holds three degrees; a Bachelor of Arts with a Theatre Arts major from Baylor, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth and a Doctorate of Ministry in Expository Preaching from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.
It's truly a joy to serve the Lord Jesus in this growing area of Texas, and our church is eager to help you in any way we can. If you are new to this area, or if you do not have a church home, let's get acquainted soon.
At First Baptist Church you will find a warm and friendly, welcoming congregation of ordinary people who have met an extraordinary Savior in the person of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to see people come to Christ as Savior and then become more and more like Him as we learn to love God, love people, and serve both. Our worship services consist of a blend of timeless gospel hymns and songs of praise, followed by preaching and teaching from the Bible that has practical applications for our daily lives. Our people generally dress casually and comfortably.
Our Sunday services begin with a graded Bible study for all ages at 9:30 AM. The worship service begins at 10:45 AM. Our facilities are located at 1200 4th Street across the street from Blanco High School. Office hours are generally 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please feel free to call for more information at 830-833-4632.
The Mission of First Baptist Church of Blanco is to make disciples who will love God, love people, and demonstrate this love by serving both. This is based on Matthew 22:37-40 where Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
The Confession of Faith held by FBC is "The Baptist Faith and Message" as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention.
Our church has voluntarily chosen to affiliate with three larger groups of Baptist believers: