Tyler Family Assistance Center
The Tyler Family Assistance Center (TFAC) operates as a ministry of First Baptist Church Tyler. The mission of TFAC is to honor God by providing assistance to the people in our community who have physical, spiritual and emotional needs.
We serve over 6,500 families in need annually. That number represents over 23,000 individuals in our community who were impacted by our efforts. We are only able to do this because of the generous hearts of not only our church members who provide financially, but also the volunteers, largely from First Baptist Church Tyler, and others within our community who dedicate many hours of their time each week to serve our neighbors in need. Over and over again our “neighbors” that we serve tell us they are so thankful for the unique ways in which we minister to them, not only through the meeting of their physical needs, but even more so by spending time with them in prayer and building relationships with them.
TFAC is overseen by a committee of 6 elected members plus a designated seat for the Minister of Missions Robert Watson. Each elected committee member serves a 3 year term on a rotating basis. The TFAC Committee operates under the Missions Committee of First Baptist Church Tyler. Committee-appointed leadership oversees the day-to-day operations of the center. Currently, Vickie Osborn serves as the Director of Administrative Services and Kellie Hooker serves as the Director of Food Pantry Services.
TFAC partners with the East Texas Food Bank “ETFB” to procure the majority of our food locally. ETFB is a member of the the Feeding Texas and Feeding America Networks at the state and national levels. All of these organizations are working alongside local partners, like First Baptist Church Tyler, to help meet the hunger needs that so many people experience.
Tyler Family Assistance Center | 412 W. Ferguson
Phone number: 903-526-6757
(Across from First Baptist Church Tyler parking lot and next door to the Christian Women’s Job Corps building)
“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” | Ecclesiastes 9:10