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The mission of FBC Rockport is to lead all people to be shaped by the love of Christ.

The beautiful wind-swept oak trees are a striking and distinctive feature of the Aransas County landscape.  Just as the wind and the salt air shapes the oaks, we believe that the powerful presence of God is shaping us with the love of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose

Our Ministerial Staff

Called to Serve

Our Ministerial Staff does not serve by leading, but leads by serving. They offer their lives to serve Christ and His mission, and in humility and love the follow the example of Christ by pursuing the welfare of their fellow servants.

Rev Scott Jones, PhD


Scott has served as Pastor of First Baptist Church, Rockport since 2008, and has been in full-time ministry since 1993. Scott graduated from Howard Payne University in 1993 with a degree in English and Speech. He received a Masters of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997. In 2016 Scott earned a Ph.D. in Pastoral Leadership from B. H. Carroll Theological Institute. Scott and his wife, Kimberlie, were married in 1993 and have two children: Michael and Kathryn. The basis for Scott’s ministry is found in Colossians 1:28-29, “We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.”

Jeff Lanningham

Minister of Education & Administration

Marcie Peterson

Minister of Choral Worship & Creative Arts

Wes Robbins

Minister to Youth

Our Staff

Maria Seaman

Church Secretary

Patty Albin

Office Manager

Pam Balentine

Finance Secretary

Alexa Dick

Interim Children's Ministry Director

John Jenkins


What We Believe

We welcome all who desire to worship Christ with us! As you join us in worshiping Christ, here are a set of core beliefs that form the essence of our faith and practice.  Our beliefs are in conjunction with the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message.

We believe in the authority of Scripture.  It has God for its author, salvation or its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.  2 Timothy 3:16, Romans 15:4, 2 Peter 1:19-21

We believe in one triune God, eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:18-19, 2 Corinthians 13:14

We believe in the full deity and full humanity of Christ. Philippians 2:5-8, Luke 2:40, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 4:15

We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit who indwells every Christian’s life for the purpose of living a God-reflective life. John 16:7-11, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:30

If you have any questions about what we believe as a church, please call and talk to us.  You can also email using the link on this page.

We believe the human race is sinful and separated from God and therefore must experience the work of Christ by faith in order to have a relationship with God. Romans 3:10-20, Ephesians 2:1-3, Colossians 1:21-22

We believe in the substitutionary atonement of Christ. Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to anyone who accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Romans 5:6-9, Galatians 3:13-14, Philippians 3:8-11

We believe that the church is the body of Christ and is to be about His work of making disciples of Christ in the world. Ephesians 1:22-23, Matthew 16:15-19, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

We believe that water baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper are the only ordinances of the church. Matthew 28:19, Luke 22:19-20, I Corinthians 11:23-26

Our History

Being Shaped by HIS Love

What does it matter that certain things happened at a particular time and place.  Why should we care? Historical records of churches include lists of members, baptisms, financial records, the ministers who served, and detailed records of what was buildings built and what it cost to bring those buildings into existence.

1 Peter 2:4-5 “As you come to him the living Stone – rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him – you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

Your presence in your church matters. God, in his wisdom, love , and grace, assembles us together as His church. Together we worship, serve, make disciples, love deeply, and live with one another year after year, decade upon decade, through life and death, joy and tragedy, in big things, and in small things. From one another we learn to have faith hope, and love.  Together we are shaped by the love of Jesus Christ.  Together we are the First Baptist Church of Rockport, Texas.