Welcome Military Families!

If you are new to our area, or looking to connect with a church, we would love for you to visit First Baptist Church!
We are located just minutes from “The Great Place,” Fort Hood. We have many military families and we believe that you will feel at home in our church.  We dearly love military families and are proud to serve those who serve our country. That’s why our church feels so strongly about maintaining a dynamic, attentive military ministry designed to minister to the many challenges faced by service members and their families. We appreciate the sacrifices, the moves, the deployments, and all that pertains to military life and service.

This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.

Components of Our Military Ministry

Fellowship Events

Whether at FBC or in a home, military members and families are provided opportunities to get together and feel welcomed. It’s not a program or sales pitch, just good food, fun activities, fellowship, and some words of encouragement. Children are always welcome to attend with their parents as these events are family friendly events and activities are planned for them also. Our hope is that a network of military believers is developed and are committed to mutual encouragement, support, friendship, and outreach not only with each other, but also within First Baptist Church.  If you haven’t attended one contact us and we’ll  make sure that you are on the next invitation list!

Honoring Active Duty and Veterans

On several occasions during the year, we recognize and honor the service of active duty and their families as well as those who have served. We highlight military service on Sundays in conjunction with Memorial Day, July 4th, and Veterans Day.

Connection Groups

We believe that the best way to grow in your faith and in service is to be a part of a Connection Group. They are small, regular gatherings of people in a similar stage of life. Groups provide community, biblical teaching, and plenty of opportunities for service. Visit the Welcome Desk on Sundays, talk with a staff member, or contact the Military Ministry for info about how you and families can get plugged into one FBC’s various adults, youth, children, and preschool groups.

Deployment Ministry

We strive to stay in touch with deployed service members and their families. We would like to send small care packages to our deployed as well as others who share some connection with our church family. If you are currently deployed, soon to deploy, or have a friend or family member deploying from our area let us know so we might send a little bit of home.

Serving to Change Copperas Cove and the World

It is a wonderful privilege to love and care for those serving in our country’s Military. We seek to practically address the needs of military members and families. We are devoted to serve all military in Copperas Cove and beyond through our unconditional love and support. Our passion is to share God’s love and be the hands and feet of Christ.

Our focus is to train and equip Warrior Saints living within the military culture. We joyfully embrace and invest in them, so that by the end of their tour in our community, they see with a gospel-centered world-view and regard the military culture and their careers as God-ordained platforms for ministry.  

Our intent is for relational discipleship, the one-on-one and small group mentoring and discipleship, to be at the core of all we do. With God's favor, we seek to constantly build and foster a viable disciple-making awakening within our church and extending beyond.

Our church exists to glorify God by planting the seed, being fishers of the people, and leading all within our scope of influence to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. The purpose of our Military Ministry is to fulfill the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40) by meeting the needs of military people and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) by equipping military believers to live as fully devoted followers of Christ wherever they are stationed.
If you have questions, a specific need, or are looking for opportunities to get involved in fellowship and ministry with fellow soldiers, we would like to get to know you and talk with you!  Please visit, call, or get in touch with us by filling out the form below.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or specific needs, contact Wayne Knutson (Military Ministry Coordinator) or fill out the form.