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 Fun!!

 Join the Men’s Outdoor Fellowship as we head out to “The Fishing Spot”, a floating fishing barge located on the Rockwall side of Lake Ray Hubbard on Saturday, July 19th. Sign up in the foyer between services on June 29th, July 6th, and July 13th.

Ages 16 and up must have a current fishing license. Cost to fish the barge is $8 per person. We will leave the MAC parking lot at 5:30 a.m. or you may meet us there later. The Outdoor Fellowship has a small supply of fishing poles and tackle available for use.

You will be charged $1 per extra fishing pole you bring to the barge. Snacks, drinks, bait, and tackle are available on site.

The Fishing Spot is located at Harbor Bay Marina, 3701 Windjammer Drive, Rockwall, TX 75087

You may call the marina at (972) 771-0071 if you have questions regarding their facilities.

Call Randy King at 214-564-9309 for event questions.

Events & Activities

In partnership with Man in the Mirror Ministries, we have entered a long-term commitment to helping men on their "Journey Toward Biblical Manhood."  This emphasis includes many different components, including quarterly weekend seminars, weekly Tuesday night Bible studies, and small group interaction to encourage men in their walk with God.

The first step in the Journey was a weekend seminar in September 2013.  The seminar title was "Success That Matters" and focused on the following four areas:

  • Finding the Purpose of Your Life
  • Finding Respect and Honor at Home
  • Finding a New Best Friend in Your Wife
  • Finding a Deeper Personal Relationship With God

Does it ever feel like you're never going to be "good" enough? Men often get caught in the performance trap. We can't escape our own and others' expectations. It's easy to find ourselves living a life of obligation, quiet frustration and futility.

True Christianity is not about "acting good." God offers more than behavior modification. He offers heart transformation! Our next weekend seminar will show you how God rewires men's hearts to build a passionate faith.

2014 Men's Retreat 
Our first men's retreat in modern history was September 5-6, 2014.  18 men gathered at Lakeview Camp & Retreat Center in Waxahachie for fellowship, fun, and a chance to "get away."  Scot Cressman, a former NFL player and member of the Power Team was the main speaker.

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.  
  • About recent and upcoming rides....

  • Click here to review information on 2013 motorcycle ministry rides.

    2014 Rides

  • Saturday, November 1
    Lunch at "The Shed" in Edom.
    Depart Whataburger in Rowlett at 9:30 am  (SE Corner of Dalrock Rd. & Hwy 66)

  • Saturday, December 6
    Lunch at Hickory BBQ in Bonham
    Depart Whataburger in Rowlett at 10 am (SE Corner of Dalrock Rd. & Hwy 66)

  • As of June 2014, our Motorcycle Ministry is now an official chapter of the national FAITH Riders Motorcycle Ministry!   

  • 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
           2014 Dates: Super Bowl Breakfast (February 1), April 5, June 14, & October 4

Where: McDonald Activity Center - MAC 281

Cost: $5.00 

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

October Men’s Breakfast & Workday      Saturday, October 4    8-9 am

Stu SchlakmanAuthor, speaker, and business professional, Stu Schlakman, is our speaker. In business, Schlackman uses his “Four People You Should Know” Personality Perspectives Process to help companies build high performance teams and increase sales through understanding the four different personality styles. Spiritually, he has a fascinating story of coming from a traditional Jewish family and converting to Christianity.  Tickets are $5 each and go on sale September 14 in the Atrium and through the church office.

Our semi-annual workday will follow the workday, doing projects for our church’s widows and widowers.

2015 Super Bowl Breakfast   Saturday, January 31    8-9 am

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 and through the church office.

Men's Workdays

Spring & Fall (annually)
October 4, 2014 is our next Workday.
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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