Church planting is a vital part of the mission strategy at First Baptist Church Keller.
Our vision is to plant churches in underserved areas where residents don’t have ready access to a gospel-preaching church, especially in the western U.S.A. The first church that FBC Keller planted in the west was the Blue Mountain Baptist Church in Baker City, Oregon in 2007. The second one was the Desert Ridge Baptist Church in St. George, Utah. Both of those are now on their own and are having a strong impact on their communities!
Now, FBC Keller is partnering with other mission churches in various parts of the country. Foundation Baptist Church in Euless (started in 2014) became autonomous in 2020, and the Creekstone Church in North Richland Hills is also reaching many for Christ. FBC Keller also supports the Open Door Baptist Church in Thompson Falls, Montana, Grace Fellowship in Maricopa, Arizona, City Church in Boulder, Colorado, College Avenue Baptist Church in St. Maries, Idaho, Redemption Church in Portland, Oregon, Ciudad de Gracia in Tyler, Texas, and the Redemption City Church in Benbrook, Texas. We also sponsor Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese congregations in our community.
FBC Keller has a vision to become a pipeline for repeated church planting in the western states by mentoring and sending out church planters year by year through a structured training program. This is paid for through a designated church planting fund that comes from a 10% allocation from the church’s Vision Fund (primarily devoted to future expansion).