At First Baptist Church, you’ll find welcoming people, a message of encouragement, refreshing music, and great programs for the family. We are a church of people like you who care about loving God and loving others, while reaching the community, city, state, and around the world for Christ. We are a Bible teaching church of Prayer and Missions. We look forward to meeting you. Come enjoy the morning with us.

Sunday Services

9am Traditional Worship Service
- Adult, Children, and Youth Bible studies
10:45am Contemporary Worship Service
- Adult and Children Bible studies
- Choirs; Adult and Youth Bible studies

Wednesday Services

6pm Intercessory Prayer
6:15pm Encounter: Corporate Worship & Prayer
- Kids In Action (grades 1-5)
- Youth LifeSource

Our Ministries 

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of First Baptist Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community and spreads overseas to every nation. In order to help accomplish this, we offer a variety of ministries for a variety of ages. 

adult ministry

Our adults enjoy a rich time of Bible study and fellowship on Sunday mornings in conjunction with corporate worship. Our classes are open to everyone, so you're encouraged to try different ones until you have found the class that's right for you. Classes cover a variety of materials from Beth Moore studies, Explore the Bible, Bible Studies for Life, Masterworks, and others. Read more… 

children's ministry

Children are very important people at First Baptist Church. Much time and thought is devoted to making sure each child has a memorable experience at our church. Our preschool meets downstairs and children’s programs are upstairs in KidsZone for grades 1-5. Read more…

music ministry

Words of praise and worship fill the Scriptures and it’s our responsibility and privilege to worship our great God through music. Read more…

senior adult ministry

They bring a wealth of experience, wisdom, and energy to the whole life of the church. Some people may retire from their jobs, but they never retire from serving the Lord. Read more…

stephen ministry

Our congregation equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Volunteers go through 50 hours of training to be equip to become a Stephen Ministry Caregiver. Read more…

youth ministry

We are here to create a safe and vibrant environment where all students can feel welcome and grow in their faith together. Read more…

Come, let’s sing out loud to the LORD! Let’s raise a joyful shout to the rock of our salvation!
Psalm 95:1 


Amazing Things Campaign

Check the progress on our land purchase and its development and payoff. Learn how you can contribute to the future of First Baptist Church in Las Cruces. 

camps and forms

Need to find info about summer camps or turn in a form for an upcoming activity? You’ll find what you need on our Camps/Form page


We publish each Sunday sermon on our Sermons page in mp3 format along with any outline materials, so you can easily listen to it whenever you want and wherever you are.

Social Media

Using media to spread the gospel is a requirement in today’s world. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. In following with this, we provide a Twitter feed and these Facebook pages to help share information with you: 

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12 


EncounterEncounter – Wednesdays 6:15-7:30pm

Come and experience a whole new way of approaching our Lord. Wednesdays at 6pm starts a time for personal reflection and devotion to intercede on behalf of others and to pray with one of the ministers of the church. At 6:15pm the corporate time of prayer begins. Together we praise God. We ask Him to us how to walk closer to Him. We lift up our needs and the needs of others. This is followed by a time of spiritual preparation to face the world. Finally, we return to a closing time of praise and adoration. This is a worship-based approach to corporate prayer. Childcare provided, along with Kids In Action for grades 1-5. 

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Matthew 28:19

About Us

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOrganized in 1899, First Baptist Church has grown from meeting in people’s homes and rented buildings, to having its first church building in 1913. We have helped several churches throughout the valley get their start and we maintain a mind for missions.

What We Believe

We follow The Baptist Faith & Message statement as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention.


Leadership Team

Dr. David Burrows 
Senior Pastor
Mike Edwards
Music & Worship Minister
Richard King
Adult Education Minister
Larry Henson
Interim Senior Adult Minister
Traci Mayers 
Interim Children’s Director
David Wilson
Youth Minister

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Hours & Directions

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Church Location & Address: 106 S. Miranda St., Las Cruces, NM 88005 (map)

Telephone & Fax: Tel: 575.524.3691 | Fax: 575.523.6994

After hours emergency: 575.526.9321


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