Esperanza First Del Rio
We are a contemporary church with conservative values; a blend of cultures in the Truth of God.
is to make Christ centered disciples of all ages and ethnicities, equipping them to make disciples of others.
Since it began in 2005, Esperanza has grown so much! In 2019 Esperanza merged with First Baptist and became Esperanza First. We’ve seen God do amazing things in our town through us, as well as other local churches. Here at Esperanza First we have a passion for missions! Esperanza First strives to be a center for impacting the Border Region and beyond with the Gospel of Christ. We are a diverse group of believers from all different ethnicities, backgrounds, and walks of life, united in our faith.
Dr. Jim Wilson is the senior Pastor at Esperanza First. The Wilson family moved from Raleigh, NC under the supervision of Open Door Baptist Church to plant Esperanza in April, 2005. Pastor Wilson received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Wilson also holds the rank of 4th Dan/Master in Taekwondo and he is the Senior Instructor of our Taekwondo ministry. In addition, Pastor Wilson teaches Ethics and History of Philosophy at SWTJC in Del Rio.
What are the service times?
We have Sunday School at 10am and worship at 11am. We also have a community group that meets at 6pm on Sundays and small groups for all ages on Wednesdays from 7-8:15pm.
What should I expect at service?
You will be greeted at the door by some of our regular attenders. We sing about 4 songs and always have our words up on the screen so you can sing along and then our pastor will give about a 40 minute message. We also have coffee and snacks available before service starts.
What should I wear?
Esperanza is a contemporary church full of diversity so on any given Sunday you’ll see a range from jeans and t-shirt to a suit. You will be comfortable in anything!
Where is the church located?
We are located at 301 Avenue G. There’s a Border Federal Credit Union and True Value on one side of us and CVS on the other.
What about my kids?
Here at Esperanza First we feel that children are the future of our church. During service we have classes for children from infants through 5th grade. To learn more about our children’s ministry click here.