Our Story

How it all started. . .

Midland is known throughout the oil industry as the "Headquarter City of the Permian Basin," which is a vast geographical area covering most of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. Growing activity in the oil and gas industry has led to several boom cycles over the years which has led to an increasing population in the area. First Baptist Church of Midland started a mission church in what was then the Northern part of the town in 1960.

The first service of Fannin Terrace Baptist Church was Sunday morning, February 28, 1960, meeting in the James Fannin Elementary School.  Rev. Clinton L. Dunagan, a native Midlander, was chosen as the first pastor this new flock.

1962 - On October 28th, 1962 Fannin celebrated its first service in the new church facility.   Fannin had its first Mission trip to Oregon in Summer of 1962.
1981 – Fannin expanded by adding a two-story wing to house the new Fellowship Hall and 10 Bible Study Class rooms.
1992 – Douglas Lamb was called as Pastor on April 5, and continues as the pastor today.
1994 – Fannin added a contemporary service which grew rapidly.
1996 – Fannin took a mission team to Eastern Europe.  This was the beginning of a relationship with the Kishinev Bible Church that is still active today.
1997 – Fannin added a third service and second Bible Study hour to accommodate growth.
2001 – Discussion for a new worship building began.
2003 – A new Worship Center opened in June.  Through the faithfulness of God and His people, the debt was paid off in three years.
2011 – A new Fellowship Hall and Student ministry building was opened in February.  Through the faithfulness of God and His people, the debt was paid off in three years.
2011 - Celebrated 50 years of FTBC.
2015 – Mission work continued to expand into the Middle East, North and South Africa and Asia. 
2019 – Discussion for the final phase of construction began.

Where we are headed. . .

Fannin's goal is to fill up our existing facilities and then begin planting other churches around the Permian Basin.

We anticipate doing this by pursuing three things:
  • Continuing to reach the lost.
  • Discipling existing believers.
  • Casting the vision to reach our community.

Be A Part Of Our Story

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9:30 am and 11 am.