First Baptist Church is an independent Baptist congregation.

We strive to be loving and obedient disciples of Jesus Christ and to make new disciples of Christ in the Woodville area and around the world.

Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
9Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
10Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
11Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore! 1 Chronicles 16:8–11 (NKJV)

Dr. Walter Olsen

Does one’s character make a difference in the outcome of his life? Yes! Character determines destiny. King Solomon said, “As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death” (Prov. 11:19). It must be seen that Godly character comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. One does not have or produce Godly character on his own. Of course, many people are basically good people in that they live socially acceptable lives. They love their families,  are helpful to others, and keep the laws of the land. But that is not the same as righteous character given by God when one trusts Christ as Savior.


Walter Olsen



Most people, it would seem, enjoy the season of Thanksgiving. It is a time for family gatherings, good food, and fellowship with those we love. Those are all good things and are important in the enjoyment of life.

But I wonder about the spirit of thanksgiving, the reasons why we really have a day set apart special to give thanks. Is it possible that we enjoy the outward aspects of the season without comprehending the reasons behind such a time? Our culture, unfortunately, makes little place for God, His Person and His blessings.