Memory Care Support

We have cancelled until further notice.  

Our Memory Care Support Group exists to support and encourage those in need. We are made up of people from all walks of life and welcome you to join us. This group is facilitated by two exceptional professionals in the field of Memory Care and normally meets on the fourth Monday of each month.

For more information and to RSVP for respite care, please contact Melissa Fernandez in the Church Office at 972-276-7194, x239.

Parenting the Second Time Around

This is a ministry providing information and support to adults who have had to resume their parenting role—including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and others.  The ministry launched on 1/28/14 with an “info meeting." 

Regular meeting times will be 5:00-7:00 pm on Sunday evenings in MAC Room 293.  These meetings will be scheduled four times each year. There are church activities for children and teenagers during each meeting time. Contact Doug Powell at the Church Office with any questions.

Hope Clinic

Hope Clinic of Garland was incorporated in 2002 as a 501(C)(3) organization to provide urgent medical care and offer health education, personal encouragement and Christian ministry to the underserved and uninsured residents of Garland. Beginning with one night a week in a borrowed space with an all-volunteer staff, Hope Clinic of Garland has grown to a full-scale operation facilitating approximately 8,000 patient visits each year.

Through a network of over 35 Volunteer Physicians, our specialty services now include Cardiology, Dermatology, Optometry, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Pulmonology, and Rheumatology. We are also able to refer patients for Surgical, Nephrology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic, Podiatry, Urology, and Dental services.

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Friendship House

Friendship House is a relief ministry sponsored by FBC Garland, in conjunction with local churches and community organizations. It was organized in 1977 to help meet the physical needs of those who were out of work, physically disabled, or receiving low income for a variety of reasons. With the help of many volunteers, it reaches out to as many as 175 families per week.
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We will begin live-stream GriefShare on Sunday, September 13, at 3:00 p.m. The website to sign up is:

This ministry exists to support and encourage those who have experienced the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Meets online Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Parlor for 13 weeks. 

For more information, please contact Melissa Fernandez in the Church Office at 972-276-7194, x239.


The ministerial staff at First Baptist Church is available for short-term counseling by appointment. For more information, please contact Jim Witt in the Church Office at 972-276-7194, x233.

In the event long-term or special counseling is needed, we recommend licensed counselor, Teri Holamon. Our pastoral staff can make other referrals as well.

Teri Holamon, 
M.A., L.P.C., R.P.T. 
 Marriage & Family Counseling
 Certified School Counselor
 Registered Play Therapist
 Sand Tray Therapy
 Animal-Assisted Therapy
 Work with Gift Children & Adults