FBCC currently has an opening for a full-time Student Minister.

First Baptist Church of Castroville is seeking a God-fearing, God-seeking, energetic individual to serve full-time as Student Minister. All interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and letter of interest to ypt@fbccastroville.org.

Inside Youth House

Castroville is 15 minutes west of San Antonio and draws members from San Antonio and the towns around Castroville. Most members live within a 15-mile radius of Castroville.

FBC-Castroville moved into a new Worship Center that seats nearly 500 in November 2015.

Game Tables

The former Chapel was turned into the Youth House where they have a large meeting area with chairs, a stage, game tables, and a sound system in the balcony. The pews have been removed.

You can visit the church’s Facebook page at First Baptist Church Castroville. You also can see recent newsletters on our website.

 

 

CHURCH PROFILE

Statement of Faith
The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the basis of our beliefs. This Church subscribes to the “Baptist Faith and Message” as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1963. We band ourselves together as a body of believers in Jesus Christ, personally committed to sharing the Gospel of salvation to lost mankind. We hold that the ordinances of this Church are believer’s baptism by immersion and partaking of the Lord’s Supper. We believe the word “marriage” means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. Marriages outside of these parameters will not be performed by church ministers or on church property.

You can review a brief history of our church here and our recently adopted Constitution and Bylaws, which explain our ministry structure, here.

Organizational Chart
Senior Pastor – full-time
Student Minister – full-time
Missions Minister – full-time
Children’s Minister – part-time
Administrator – full-time
Administrative Assistant – part-time

Deacon Body – There are eight active deacons.

Congregation Statistics – 2015-2016
Average Worship Attendance: 417 (2 worship services, blended and contemporary)
Average Bible Study Attendance: 182
21 Baptisms and 41 Other Additions

Description of present church facilities
The FBC-Castroville campus is highly visible on Hwy 90. There are three buildings – a Worship Center opened in November 2015, and a Chapel/Youth House and an Education Center, both built in 1987. The Worship Center is 14,000 square feet with seating in the sanctuary for nearly 500 and with 11 classrooms. The Chapel/Youth House has been re-designed with chairs and game tables; it is still used for weddings and funerals.

FBC-Castroville’s facilities include a Worship Center opened in 2015, a Chapel/Youth House, and an Education Center.


BRIEF HISTORY OF CASTROVILLE
Castroville is a historic small town with a rich cultural heritage nestled in the Medina River Valley just 15 miles west of San Antonio. It is known as “The Little Alsace of Texas” because of its origins. The town was founded in 1844 by Henri Castro, for whom the town is named. The first European emigrant settlers in this area were mostly Catholic farmers from Alsace, a region of France, brought over to fulfill Castro’s contract to colonize vacant Texas land. Calling themselves Alsatians, they were mostly of German descent speaking a dialect of German and French.

The first town colonized on the Medina River and west of San Antonio, Castroville and its fertile Texas land and invigorating climate were seen as having endless possibilities to the Europeans. Land in Europe was expensive and hard to come by and usually only promised to the first born son. Henri Castro and his “Free Texas Land” were a dream to these settlers.

Mostly a farming community in the early days, the city of over 3,000 people now boasts agriculture, civic, commercial and industrial advancements. Castroville still has strong cultural ties to Alsace as many of its citizens are descendants of the original settlers who journeyed here from Alsace in 1844. It’s the home to many who can trace their ancestry back to their sister city, Eguisheim, Alsace, France.

Profile of Community
Distance to San Antonio is 22 miles, Austin is 105 miles, Corpus Christi is 167 miles, Houston is 220 miles, Dallas is 300 miles.

San Antonio International Airport is 30 miles.

There are nine churches in Castroville: 4 non-Denominational, 1 Assembly of God, 1 Lutheran, 1 Methodist, 1 Catholic, and 1 Baptist.

Castroville Regional Park with access to the Medina river, walking trails, swimming pool, and picnic area.

Alsatian Golf Course – 18 holes.

Description of the Educational Schools
Castroville area public and private schools are ranked among the top educational choices in South Texas and are accredited by their respective organizations. The Medina Valley ISD is a recognized school district and encompasses 296 square miles (286 in Medina County and 10 in Bexar County).

Websites
FBC-Castroville: www.fbccastroville.com

City of Castroville: http://www.castrovilletx.gov

Castroville Visitor’s Guide: http://www.castrovilletx.gov/2165/Visitor-Information

Medina Valley ISD: mvisd.com.

If you are interested in serving the Lord at our church in this capacity, please send your resume and a letter of interest to ypt@fbccastroville.org

 

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