First Baptist Church, Sherman – Origin:
Sherman, in 1869, was struggling under the Reconstruction era following the Civil War. With a population of only 500, it was an important North Texas town – the site for the sale of cotton, vegetables, cattle, and buffalo hides.
During that year, First Baptist Church, Sherman was organized under the direction of the Rev. R. C. Buckner, General Agent for the Home Missionary Board of the Baptist General Association. The Rev. T. B. McComb was the first pastor of the fledgling church whose members held their meetings in the Odd Fellows Hall on North Walnut Street.
First Baptist Church, Sherman – Mission:
To exalt Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and to lead all people into a life changing, ever growing relationship with Him.
First Baptist Church, Sherman – Core Values:
1. Proclaiming His Word
2. Worshiping in His Name
3. Connecting within His Body
4. Serving His People
5. Reaching His World