About FBC Goliad

Our Past

Historical Marker at the Baptist Oak

The Baptist Oak (Downtown Goliad)

Historical Marker outside FBC Goliad

The church was Founded in Goliad, TX on May 7, 1849 under the Chilton Street Oak Tree. A group of 12 Baptist met under the tree and organized the First Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. John Freeman Hillyer. The Church met in several different locations over 50 years until the original building was constructed in 1899. That building was destroyed by an F4 Tornado that killed 114 people in 1902. The church worshiped at the Christian Church until the completion of their new facility in 1907. Only to have that building destroyed by a Cat 4 Hurricane in 1919. The church has occupied other locations before finally settling in it's present location on the corner of Ward St. and Hwy 183. The current building survived Cat 4 Hurricane Harvey in 2017 with very minimal damage.


The Present

Entrance off of Ward & Hwy 183

FBC Goliad Sanctuary

FBC Goliad Campus

Today the congregation continues to be active in community outreach and missionary work. With sponsored youth activities like G.Y.M and affiliation with Goliad High Schools Tigers for Christ we are helping to encourage future adults to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the last few years our church has spearheaded the Goliad Youth Mission or G.Y.M. project in Goliad. This is a service based project that offers home repairs to at least two home owners in our community who may not have the means to make the needed repairs themselves. Our Children's ministry has a strong AWANA Club program which offers elementary aged students a place to go and have fun with Christian based curriculum and games. We offer many different Bible studies for both Men and Women that will strengthen your own walk with the Lord.