First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff began with thirty members in 1949 when the population of the area was approximately 1,500 people. There was not a Baptist church in the community at that time. It was never a mission of any other church, but was from the beginning an independent self-supporting church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
The first church building was completed on October 27, 1949, with Bro. Stafford Hebert serving as a part-time pastor. Two years later, the church called Bro. Ben A. Hatfield as the first full-time minister. In 1953, the church building was moved to the present site, and a long-range building program was begun. The first project was an educational building and was completed on September 6, 1955 and in 1960, the church voted to build a new, larger sanctuary and on September 11 of that year, services were held in the new building (now the office complex).
Eventually, other developments were made not only structurally, but also with outreach and ministries. Today, the church membership is around 1,400. We hold three Sunday morning worship services, along with Small Group times and Mid-Week in the Bluff on Wednesdays.
At FBCMB, we stress the importance of Jesus' words in Acts 1:8, "...you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." We believe that this command was to take Jesus' message to our community, state, nation and the entire world and arrange mission opportunities, both locally and globally, throughout the year.