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                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


Date to be determined: Boating Safety at Texas Parks & Wildlife 346
                                      Oaks Trail Suite 100
                                      Garland, TX 75043-4095

June 13                        Dallas Gun & Knife Show
                                    Dallas Convention Center
                                     650 Griffin St
                                     Dallas, TX 75202

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)

    April 4 - Ride to Caddo Lake
    Meet at the Whataburger at the corner of Hwy 66 & Dalrock in Rowlett at 7:30 a.m., kickstand's up at 8 a.m. 

    April's ride will be an all-day ride to Caddo Lake.  We'll ride through the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas and eat some great catfish on the lake. This will be a good ride to prepare you for the upcoming Spring ride to Oklahoma, Arkansas & Missouri, as it will be a lot like our daily mileage on the trip.  Make plans to join us on both rides.

  • April 30-May 3  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
Where: McDonald Activity Center - MAC 283

Cost: $5.00 

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

$5 tickets go on sale March 22 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 independent 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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