In the Spring of 2001, a vision of “Hill Country Church at Fair Oaks Ranch” was engendered by God to a small group of Believers located in the surrounding area of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. This group responded to God’s calling and partnered with The Southern Baptist Convention, The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, The Bluebonnet Baptist Association, Forest Hills Baptist Church and First Baptist Church Blanco, Texas who graciously extended arms of love by serving as our “Sponsoring Church” and initial support.

In September of 2006 Hill Country Church at Fair Oaks Ranch became an autonomous church and called Eric Hightower to become their Pastor.

In the Spring of 2019 Hill Country Church made the successful transition to our legal entity name of First Baptist Church of Fair Oaks Ranch.


First Baptist Church Fair Oaks Ranch strives to be a seeker friendly, discipleship driven, continually growing body of authentic and biblically grounded believers; accomplished through:
  1. Leveraging our connections within the community to intentionally develop relationship, so our neighbors can observe firsthand a Christ centered difference in our lifestyles and priorities;
  2. Empowering the family unit to be the primary means of evangelism and biblical education within their own home, while laboring to support and equip parents as they train up and prepare the next generation of committed believers;
  3. Striving to meaningfully impact our community and church family with loving service in times and places of need;
  4. Fighting apathy and spiritual complacency with family integrated passionate praise inspired worship, biblically focused teaching, and warm and loving fellowship.


  • In the one true and living God; affirming the Holy Trinity - within the nature of the one God, there exists three Co-equal and Co-eternal Persons. God the Father; God the Son-Jesus of Nazareth, Who is the Christ; and God the Holy Spirit.
  • In His written Word; the Holy Bible - given through divine inspiration as the infallible, inerrant Word of God. As such, the Bible in its entirety is to be the sole and final authority in all matters of belief and practice for Christians of every culture and age.
  • In Jesus Christ; affirming His full Deity and full humanity, His Virgin Birth, His perfect, sinless life, His vicarious and Substitutionary Atonement for mankind's sin, His Bodily Resurrection from the dead, and His personal, visible return to earth in the Second Coming of Christ. In the Deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, Who indwells every believer in Christ.
  • In the existence of a personality known as Satan, who is the mortal enemy of God, and who reigns over personal entities called demons and over unregenerate mankind.
  • In the utter depravity of mankind; as such placing them under condemnation of God, hopelessly lost without being regenerated by the Holy Spirit by God's grace alone and through personal faith alone in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior - this being a gift from God, lest no man boast, resulting in the eternal security of the Believer being held permanently in God's hand. In the after-life; those who have been saved will live in everlasting peace in the very presence of God, while those who die without being saved will live in conscious torment, forever shut out from the presence of God, with no second chance to change this certain destiny.
  • In the Church universal; the Body of Christ, consisting of all the redeemed by receiving Jesus Christ as Savior, and united in the Holy Spirit. The local church being an organization of believers in a given area, called out of the world to assemble to worship God and preach His Gospel. This Gospel being summed up in the death, burial and Bodily Resurrection from the dead of Jesus Christ.


How does one become a Christian?
By accepting Jesus Christ as the Lord Savior of your life.  You can do that by praying the following and believing it in your heart:

Dear God, I know I am a sinner, and that my sin has separated
me from You.  I believe You sent Jesus to die on the cross to pay
for my sin, so that I might have a relationship with You; and that
you raised Him from the dead to show that the payment was
complete.  I ask You to forgive me, and I invite Jesus into my heart
to become my Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me.
In Jesus name, Amen.

If you have just prayed this prayer, or if you would like to talk to someone further about what it means, please contact us using the form below.
Accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life is the only way to be sure of Your Eternal Destination.

Meet the team.

eric hightower


kristy hightower

Music & Worship

Lynn Williams

Business Manager

Jennifer Gentry

IT & Administration

margo everett

Women's Ministry & Discipleship

cayman gentry

Youth Ministry

kaela slusser

Children's Ministry Leader

Holly kallemyn