God set in motion His plan for First Baptist Church of Round Rock more than a century ago. In 1847, two years after Texas became a state, the Baptist Mission Board of New York sent four young men, fresh out of seminary and on fire for the Lord, to Texas to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ “in the wilderness”. The men first settled in an area located on the banks of Brushy Creek. One of the men, R.H. Taliaferro, of Kentucky, participated in a revival in Huntsville. One revival attendee has been quoted as saying, “I heard R.H. Talaiferro again in the great revival . . . at Huntsville. In one of his powerful sermons, General Sam Houston, General Davis, and a number of leading citizens were powerfully convicted, and during the meeting of twenty-five days, over one hundred and twenty souls were saved.” In December of 1847, Taliaferro preached the first Baptist sermon on record in Williamson County. In 1848, a group of ten or twelve families organized a missionary Baptist church in the Round Rock area. Robert Taliaferro became its first pastor.
Over the years, the church had a number of different names: in 1854, Brushy Creek Baptist Church; in 1858, Baptist Church at Round Rock; in 1877, Old Round Rock Baptist Church; in 1891, Round Rock Baptist Church; in 1917, Robertson Memorial Baptist Church; and finally, in 1948, First Baptist Church of Round Rock. The church grew while enduring hardship and change. In the face of frontier living along the Chisholm Trail, meeting in homes and sharing buildings with Presbyterian, Methodist and Church of Christ congregations, enduring the Civil War and the reconstruction that followed, expelling “false teachers”, suffering a fire that resulted in the total loss of the church building, construction of Interstate 35 and the growing pains of a mushrooming Round Rock population; God has been continually at work within First Baptist Church of Round Rock.
Round Rock, TX 78664
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8:30 am Kids Praise, Student Worship, Bible Study
9:45 am Family Worship, Bible Study
11:00 am Family Worship, Bible Study
6:00 pm Evening Worship
5:00 pm Wednesday Supper
6:00 pm AWANA Club, Youth & Singles activities, Prayer Meeting
7:30 pm Adult Choir
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