First Baptist Church of Clovis has one of the richest heritages of any church in the state of New Mexico. It was at First Baptist that the first state convention for New Mexico Baptists was held. It was the first church to be organized in the city of Clovis. In fact, almost every Baptist church in the city owes its own heritage to First Baptist. First Baptist raised the money and built the first real hospital in the community. Later, the church turned the hospital over to the New Mexico Baptist Convention. And, the church may be the first Baptist church in the state to see one of its members become governor of New Mexico (A.W. Hockenhull).
While First Baptist of Clovis is a church possessing many firsts, it is also a church that has had many great pastors and has been responsible for helping to produce some great missionaries. The number of men who have grown up in the First Baptist and later have become pastors, missionaries, evangelists, or great lay leaders are too numerous to mention. However, perhaps the greatest witness of First Baptist Church has been its consistent and faithful witness of Christ to the community of Clovis the last 75 years. First Baptist church has placed in the top ten churches of the state for baptisms for several years. It is committed to ministering to its own as well as others. It is committed to teaching the Word and disciplining its members. This commitment to evangelism, discipleship and ministry is growing within our people month by month. These are just a few of the many reasons the future of First Baptist will be even greater that its great past. For First Baptist Church whatever has been or will be accomplished in the church in the future, we give Him the glory.