First Baptist Church, Garland
FBC Men’s Ministry
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”
Proverbs 27:17
“Men do not become men in the company of women; we become men in the company of other men.”
           -- From Every Man, God’s Man by Arterburn, Wendorf, & Luck
As Christian men, we were never intended to go it alone. We were designed by our Creator to connect with other Christian men – to encourage, support, and inspire each other in the adventures we live, through the battles we fight, and for the others we serve.
“And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him.
A cord of three strands cannot be broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12
With these ideas in mind, the FBC Garland Men’s Ministry will empower and equip men through…
  • Missions and outreach activities
  • Ministries to meet the physical needs of others
  • Fellowship opportunities
  • Support programs for families and youth
  • Teaching and education, focused on men’s needs
The FBC Men’s Ministry is led by the Men’s Ministry Council. If you have input, feedback, or other information for the Council, simply click on the Council member's name below to send an e-mail.
Bruce Hanby              Phillip Killion            Randy King  

Kelly Leonard             Mike Poor                             


Men's Outdoor Fellowship

Ministry Purpose
To promote Christian outreach and fellowship through various activities for men with similar interest in the outdoors.

The FBC Garland Men's Outdoor Fellowship will involve men and boys in hunting and fishing experiences of various kinds.  Hunters and fishermen of all ages and all skill levels will be invited to participate.  You don't have to be a FBC Garland church member to participate.  Events will be varied based on required skill level and cost.  There will be something for the novice and the expert over time.

Questions?  Contact:
Phillip Killion
Randy King

David Todd

Jack English

Family Fishing Trip ***date has changed***. NEW date is March 8 
Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015
Meet at Towne Lake in McKinney, Texas 

Bring the whole family and join us for an afternoon of great fishing. Also, visit the Men’s Outdoor Ministry table in the Atrium after worship services to see what the Men’s Outdoor Ministry has planned for the upcoming hunting and fishing season. 

Contact Phillip Killion, phil.kil@verizon.net; 214-732-7766, for more information.

Events & Activities

FBC Motorcycle Ministry All riders welcome
This is a ministry for motorcycle riders - both men and women (age 18 & over).  The coed ministry is for both casual riders and those with more serious cycle commitments.  Kelly Leonard is the ministry leader.    

  • All participants in the ministry need to file an insurance waiver form with the church.  To download a copy of the waiver form, click here.         
  • Our Motorcycle Ministry is now an official chapter of the national FAITH Riders Motorcycle Ministry!   

  • 2015 Ride Dates
    (most locations yet to be determined - check back often)

    March 7    Ride to Sweet Berries Cafe in Sherman
    Meet at 7:30-7:45 am.  Kickstands up at 8:00 am
    Meeting location: McDonald's in Wylie - NE corner of Hwy 78 & Hwy 544

    April 4
    April 30-May 4  Annual Spring Trip
    Branson, MO
    June 6
    August 1
    August 29 (to avoid Labor Day weekend)
    September 25-27
    Hope for the Heart ride to the Texas Hill Country
    November 7
    December 5

  • If you have any questions or concerns about the FBC Motorcycle Ministry, call Kelly Leonard at 972-834-8409 or send an e-mail to him.

Men's Breakfast

When:  8 am - 9 am on select Saturdays
           2015 Dates: Super Bowl Breakfast (January 31), April 11, June 20, & October 10

Where: McDonald Activity Center - MAC 281

Cost: $5.00 

What: a gathering of men for food, fun, and fellowship. Come and bring a friend.

2015 Super Bowl Breakfast   Saturday, January 31    8-9 am   
LOCATION: Fellowship Hall

Our speaker for the the 2015 Super Bowl Breakfast will be Dr. Nate Hearne.  Before retiring, Dr. Hearne was very active in Texas High School sports, most notably as an assistant coach on the famous Permian High School team featured in the 2004 hit movie, Friday Night Lights.  He has also been an executive in the DFW Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and currently serves as President (and Founder) of the Euless Loaves and Fishes Foundation. 
$5 tickets go on sale January 11 in the Atrium,
online, and through the church office.

April 11    Breakfast & Workday (following breakfast)

Speaker: Steve Cook, Greater Garland Habitat for Humanity

Steve has been part of the Garland Habitat for Humanity chapter since its inception.  As one involved in the local building industry (as an indepdent inspector), he has many insights and skills related to Habitat's work.  Steve will be sharing the latest Habitat news and giving men information about how they can get involved.

June 20        Speaker: Angel Ibarra, Hispanic Ministry Associate at FBCG

Angel and his wife, Sandra, joined the staff at FBCG in Summer 2006.  He is a vital part of the church's ministry and connection with the Hispanic population in the Garland area.  You don't want to miss this, since Angel will be sharing his story (testimony) of how Christ has changed his ife and the potential fame and fortune he walked away from to follow Christ.


Spring & Fall (annually)
April 11 & October 10, 2015
Workdays begin immediately following the Men's Breakfasts on scheduled dates (normally in April & October). These workdays provide men in the church with the opportunity to do various jobs to assist our widows, widowers, and single moms - jobs like yardwork, light construction and plumbing, and other "handyman" tasks.


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