History and Vision

We are excited to introduce to you the ministries and people of Bayou Drive Baptist Church.  We're here in this community because we love Alvin and its people.  More importantly, Jesus loves the people of Alvin and is using His Church to spread the message of His good news.

A Little History...

Bayou Drive Baptist Mission began on July 27, 1965 as a mission of Southview Missionary Baptist Church of Houston. Bro. Horace Hobbs was the mission's pastor, and the first service was held in Horace and Mary Hobbs' home with ten people present. The first soul saved at the Mission was Mrs. Patricia Garrett. Mrs. Garret was saved in the morning worship service on August 1, 1965, just two weeks after The Mission began.

The first baptism of The Mission was also Mrs. Garrett, for which Central Baptist Church in Texas City gave the use of their baptistry on September 5th. The Mission's heart for missionaries began beating on March 6, 1966 as they voted to begin supporting home and foreign missionaries. The Mission was renamed by vote on November 6, 1966, and became Bayou Drive Baptist Church. The church was formally organized on June 18, 1967.

Who Are We Now?...

Our church consists of several different nationalities as well as a membership of people across all age groups. We maintain a strong emphasis in text-driven (expository) Bible preaching that is relevant to the lives and circumstances of all who gather for worship. We are continually working to hold fast to the traditions that are healthy while following the leadership of the Holy Spirit to make us flexible to change in areas that make us more like Christ.

We have an intentional process to fulfill the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20) to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We call this process our Road to Discipleship. It starts with salvation and culminates in becoming a witness leading others to faith in Christ. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, Bayou Drive is prepared to partner with you as your grow and progress.

Our Road to Discipleship:

History and Vision


We give our first and best of the week for the sole purpose of glorifying God. Through enthusiastic music and expository Bible preaching, we desire to proclaim Christ as Lord, God, and King. Soli Deo gloria!


The work of sanctification is a process in which God grows His people into the image of Christ. We encourage one another in small intimate groups to grow in His grace. Learn more about our Bible study fellowship groups. Sola gratia!


Our obedience to Christ also involves reaching others with the gospel of Christ's redemptive sacrifice. Through visitation and evangelism we pray that many will come to the knowledge of salvation. Sola fide!

We want you to feel welcome at Bayou Drive Baptist Church.  Others have told us that Bayou Drive is one of the friendliest churches they have ever experienced.  If you find that to be true, and we hope you will, it is because we love the Lord Jesus, and we love those He sends us to watch and care for.  If you are looking for a church where believers are challenged in the practical issues of life, and a church where Christ is preeminent, please accept this invitation to worship with us and to pray about joining us in membership.

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