Pecan Grove Baptist Church started on September 13, 1981 as a mission of First Baptist Church, Richmond, Texas. A group of members from FBC Richmond responded to God’s calling to plant a new Baptist church in Pecan Grove, a new and rapidly growing community just outside of Richmond, Texas. For the first year and a half, meetings were held in a member’s home, as they began the process of organizing a church. In the Spring of 1983, a new building was completed. The congregation was officially chartered on September 18, 1983 and affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
In 1984 Pecan Grove Baptist School was started to meet a need in the community for Christian based education and as an outreach ministry of the church.
Over the years, PGBC has sought to carry out Jesus’ command to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). Members have been on numerous mission trips to New Orleans, Mexico, and Nicaragua. We’ve been honored to plant Hebron Baptist Church in Jinotega, Nicaragua. Further, we continue to support and visit the work of Christ in southern India through Emmanuel Ministries Inc., where brother Sam George runs an orphanage and Christian school in India.
Our greatest growth in size and ministry came during the mid to late 1990s. During this time, we built a new Christian Family Life building, completed on Dec. 9, 2001. This new building has enabled us to hold larger services, further expand Pecan Grove Baptist School, and hold other community events.
As we continue in our ministry, we seek to know Christ more and more every day and to make Him known however possible.