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.

Rodger Ballinger      Bruce Hanby              Phillip Killion           

Randy King                 Kelly Leonard             Mike Poor

Doug Townsend


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


June 13                        Dallas Gun & Knife Show

                                     Dallas Convention Center
                                     650 Griffin St
                                     Dallas, TX 75202
                                     9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                     $10.00 Admission fee at the Market Hall
                                     Meet in the MAC Parking Lot at 8:30 to carpool                                             

August 22                     Clay Shoot
                                     Rhome, TX (an hour west of Garland, off 114)

September                   Dove Hunt (Date to be determined)

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)

    June 6

    This will be a lunch ride to The Buffalo Grill Café in Lone Oak, TX.  We’ll meet at the Whataburger, corner of Dalrock Rd. and Hwy 66 in Rowlett. Riders meet at 9:45 am. Kickstands up at 10:00 am.

       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
Where: McDonald Activity Center - MAC 281

Cost: $5.00 

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

$5 tickets go on sale May 31 in the Atrium and through the church office.

June 20
Speaker: Dr. Houston Greenhaw, Spanish Language Ministry Director, FBC Garland
Our speaker for June 20 will be a treat for every man and boy to hear.  Houston's experiences are far-reaching, including missionary service in Brazil and Angola, Bible teaching at the seminary level on several continents, and joining with his wife, Charlotte, in leading the vibrant Spanish language ministries at FBC Garland.

Oct. 3 Breakfast and Workday (following breakfast)
Outdoor Fellowship Featured
Our speaker will be professional fisherman and Lake Fork bass guide, John Tanner.  He is the president of LakeForkBassGuide.com , and has been
featured on the Outdoor Life Network, BassMasters Magazine, Texas Sportman, Texas Fish and Game Magazine and Fresh Water Angler.  He is also a follower of Christ, whose ministry theme verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."



Spring & Fall (annually)
April 11 & October 3, 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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