160 Blessings
Celebrating the 160th Anniverary of FBCSA

160 Blessings

As we celebrate the 160TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of the First Baptist Church of San Antonio, you are invited to join us in our mission to give back to the community (our neighborhood and beyond) with gifts of service, time, money, and support throughout the year. Individuals, families, small groups and congregations can join in through a monthly church-wide initiative or you can come up with your own.

The idea is that whatever we do adds up to 160. Examples could include writing 160 thank you cards to local school teachers throughout the year, making 160 telephone calls to home bound members of the church throughout the year, inviting 160 people to church or to your small group throughout the year. The ideas are endless and can change throughout the year.

If possible, it would be wonderful to document these blessings with photographs and video so we can report back to the church all we are doing as a whole for our community.

Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.  - Luke 6:38 (The Message)

Church Wide Volunteer Opportunities:



Senior Citizens:
Emphasis on those in long-term residential and care facilities.

Community “Gifts:”
Christmas Care, Christmas at First, etc.

We want to hear how these initiative are impacting the lives of those being helped and for those helping. Please take a moment and send us an update with photo if available:


160 Blessings Report



Organizations that work with the Homeless, Food-Insecure:

Christian Assistance Ministries, Haven for Hope, Meals on Wheels, San Antonio Food Bank, Salvation Army, SAMMinistries.

Children and Youth Organizations:
AVANCEChildSafe, The Children’s Shelter, The Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas, Family Services, Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, St. Peter’s and St. Joseph’s Children’s Home, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Voices for Children, House of Neighborly Service, David’s Legacy Foundation (anti-cyber-bullying), San Antonio Threads, Baptist Child and Family Services, STCH Ministries

The Business Community:
Prayer Walk around: AT&T, CPS, DPT Laboratories, Indigo Hotel, Oasis Mexican Restaurant, Pete Tako's Restaurant, San Antonio Express News, Tobin Center, Tropicana Hotel

The Faith Community
Baptist Student Ministries, The Faith Based Initiative, Unicity, The Ecumenical Center, No Need Among You

The Medical Community:
Juvenile Diabetes Association, Christus Friends of Hospice (provides free care for uninsured), Project Mend (non-profit provides medical equipment for those unable to afford it), Lifetime Recovery (mental health and substance abuse), Alpha Home.

Recreation, Environment, Nature, Outdoor Activities:
Provide scholarships for Still Water Christian Ministries Camps, downtown beautification/clean-up work for parks or playgrounds in low-income areas.

Veterans’ organizations, VA Hospital.

City Education Partners, Communities in Schools, City Year (Americorps), Teach for America.

City and County Leaders:
Mayor, County Judge, City Council, etc., and First Responders.


Chester Wilkes - 50 Years of Television Ministry

Amy Hogan

Tera Kouba

Pauline Voss

Rex Shannon

Don Guthrie

Robert Huff

Letha Crouch