Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Austin: First Colored Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church)

Although the First Colored Baptist Church (now known as First Baptist Church) began as a slave congregation, it was officially organized after the Civil War in 1867 by the Rev. Jacob Fontaine, a former slave. Today, the church is considered to be one of the oldest African American Baptist churches in Austin. The current building is the fourth home for this congregation.


  • 4805 Heflin Lane
  • Austin, Texas
  • 78721


  • Phone: 512-926-4759


  • This is an active church, please be respectful of services.