What to Expect

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"Come As You Are"

Yep. We’re a mess. One of our core values says, "We are broken people discovering healing together. We embrace messy ministry". The people you will meet when you visit Padre Island Baptist Church will be nice and friendly. But we want you to know that we’re a bunch of broken messes.

We’re a community of people who no matter how it looks, don't have it all together. We are constantly figuring out what it means to find true life in Jesus and you follow him fully. That’s who we are. Read more about our core values, our beliefs, and our staff.

Read more about our core values, our beliefs, and our staff.

What to expect when you visit

We care about you, not what you’re wearing. We don’t care who you’re voting for in the next election or how many tattoos you have. We’re a church full of imperfect, broken people who are coming to know Jesus, serving others and spreading the Gospel. Regardless of your story, we want you here!

If you’ve never been and you’re considering coming, here’s what you should expect…

Nice people.

We LOVE it when someone visits our church for the first time. Sometimes we don’t always recognize the first-time visitors because so many of the people who come are still fairly new, so feel free to introduce yourself and we’ll welcome you in!

A casual atmosphere.

We care about YOU, not what you’re wearing, so feel to come in shorts and flip-flops or whatever is comfortable. Our dress code is simple: wear something you like. Grab a hot cup of coffee and sit wherever you’d like! We will never single you out or ask you to give financially to the church.

A fun, safe environment for kids.

Kids love it at Padre Island Baptist Church! If you bring your kids, you’ll check them in and out each Sunday in our check-in desk at the computer at the side entrance to the church. Babies, toddlers and preschool aged children are cared for by our loving staff and volunteers.

Practical teaching.

Practical teaching that connects the words of the Bible to everyday life. We have two services with different worship music. Our 9:00 service features bluegrass hymns while our 11:00 service features a more contemporary worship service with guitars, piano and drums. Check out both and figure out which one is best for you!

We take risks in faith and stay fast, fluid, and flexible in our approach to church. We do whatever it takes, short of sin, to find people who are far from God. We’re crazy about broken people and we’ll get our hands messy to serve others. Everybody belongs – every color, every shape, every personality, and people with every kind of story imaginable. We trust the Bible completely even when we don’t fully understand it. And we value Kingdom growth and invest in multiplying new churches locally, nationally, and globally. And we do everything for the name and fame of Jesus Christ!

Bible Verses

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Isaiah 43:2 NIV

For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Romans 5:10 NIV

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Isaiah 43:2 NIV

For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Romans 5:10 NIV