Why We exist

Vision: to be a people who reach people with the Gospel.

Mission: we equip followers of Jesus to reach their Oikos with the good news of Jesus Christ.

What is the Oikos Challenge?

OIKOS n, extended household, sphere of influence (Gr.)

  • God has given each of YOU, on average, 8-15 people whom He has supernaturally and strategically placed in your relational world.
  • God wants to demonstrate His love and grace to them all through you.
  • Jesus didn't ask you to change the world. He only asked you to change YOUR world, the world you're already in.
  • The church is a strategy, not an objective. The church is here to help you fulfill your mission.
  • Prayer is at the center of every great movement of God and every movement is made up of everyday people.
  • Our church will prioritize personal ownership of the Great Co-Mission (Matthew 28.18-20) as we each intentionally pursue people with the hope of the Gospel.

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Ministry Team

Our ministry team works together to equip the Church family to connect people to Jesus Christ and one another. Our ministry team, assembled by God through His people, is truly a family.

  • Patrick Hamilton - Pastor

    Patrick has served at First Baptist since 2010. He and his wife Melissa have three children: Taya, Cooper, and Sawyer. He loves all sports and appreciates a good book. His hope for First Plains is that we would be a family who walk humbly with Jesus as we share the Gospel to all generations.

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  • Chris & Lisa Seaton - WORSHIP Leaders

    Shepherds to the core, Chris & Lisa serve our church family with humility and compassion. They have served our church family since 2015. Their passion for worship and their God-given talent are a powerful tool at FBC Plains.

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  • G. Eric Kaiser - Youth Pastor

    Eric has served as Youth Pastor since 2016. He lives in Plains, TX with his wife Erica and his son Gus. He enjoys yard work and movies. His prayer is that he will equip all people to live out God's dream for their lives.

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  • Kristi Downs - Ministry Assistant

    Serving since 2018, Kristi works with the Finance Team to ensure our finances are handled with integrity and good stewardship. Further, she serves our entire church family through organization and communication.

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What We Believe


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has existed eternally in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14


Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18

The Bible

The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.

2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 12:6, Proverbs 30:5


Humanity is made in the image of God. Although God designed us to have fellowship with Him, we became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2


You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven.

John 3:16, 1 John 2:25, John 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15


Salvation is God's gift to you if you'll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith.

Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, John 1:12, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26, Romans 5:1

Eternal Security

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and eternal power of God that gives this security.

John 10:29, 2 Timothy 1:12, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 10:10-14, 1 Peter 1:3-5

For more info about what we believe, take a look at the Baptist Faith and Message of 1963.