In 1901 a group of eleven people gathered to form a body of believers that would eventually be known as First Baptist Church. As the community of Dalhart grew, so did the ministry of First Baptist Church. They began in a small building on Conlen Ave and after growing out of that building, they relocated to a building on Rock Island. In 1927 they built a new facility on the corner of 7th and Denrock to accommodate continued expansion.
In 1980, the church again outgrew the facilities, and began a campaign to relocate. In 1988 they moved into the new facility located at 1000 E. 16th St, in Dalhart. They added additional education space a few years later and opened a new recreation center in 2008. For over one hundred and fifteen years, God has continued to bless the ministries of First Baptist Church.