Obituary for Dr. Manuel G. Ortiz Jr.

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Our History


Rev. Manuel C. Ortiz

The founding Pastor was the late Dr. Manuel C. Ortiz and his loving wife, Belen, who both faithfully worked together for 33 years in this ministry. Their son, the Dr. Manuel G. Ortiz, Jr. was called as pastor on May 27, 1976 after the death of his father.


Iglesa Bautista San Jacinto

The church’s humble beginnings began and founded in February 28, 1943, the small wood frame church was originally in the Westside of town on West Durango and San Jacinto Streets in San Antonio, Tx. Dr. Manuel C. Ortiz was the founding pastor and his loving wife Belen of this First Mexican Fundamental Baptist church and actively grew from 5 to 500 members in the west side during his 33 years in the ministry. In 1973, God led the church to be relocate to it’s present location 455 Avant Ave., on the Southeast side of town. The church later was sold, and Sidney Lanier High School was expanded on site. Their son, the Dr. Manuel G. Ortiz, was called as pastor when his father past away in May of 1976. The father and son have been the church’s only pastors in its history. For the past 44 years, God has provided faithful servants, Pastor Ortiz and wife Mrs. Diamantina to continue this work of love together along with its congregation. The church is a beacon to its community. Some of the various church ministries have included a supporting world-wide missions, community youth services, and “good news” gospel programs. The church has also played a vital role in the organization of many missions and hispanic fundamental baptist churches in the United States and Mexico and Central and South America. Many of those churches comprised the “Compañerismo Bautista” fellowship a group of Hispanic Independent Fundamental Baptist churches. that was organized by the founding Pastor in 1954. By his vision, his dream became reality through the hands of many. The church continues to preach the gospel and give all the honor an glory to Jesus Christ. Amen!

Prayer Petitions List

Oraciones Especiales (4/10/2021)

Hna. Diamantina Ortiz Rev. Daniel Casares & Familia Misioneros y Obras
Compañerismo Bautista Lorena Lopez Eleana Luna
Natividad & Tim Sandoval Antonio & Silvia Rodriguez Christina Ortiz-Embarazo
Mara Oviedo-Embarazo David & Janie Casares Rev. Jose Martinez
Dr. & Mrs. don Self Victoriz Salinas Carmela Briones
Mayo Silva, Sr Rosa Rodriguez Sofia Otero
Juanita Buentello Anastacia Gonzales Delfina Morales
Seth Gallegos Miguel & Emily Moran Omar Romo (Reserves) Jose E. Romo
Juan Romero Bailey Hernandez Daniel Casares Aarón M. Ortiz
Arturo Moreno Gilbert Tover Rick Baker Scotty Brown
Jacob T. Hernandez

Our News

Effective Nov. 14, 2021

The Use of Face Mask is Optional

Dear Church Family: Unless CDC guidelines require or we see best in interest of the welfare of our church fits best we will contact our members. Continue to consider others in regards to feeling covid symptoms or you’re amongst individuals or come in contact please refrain from attending the services.

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Dec 16, 2021

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February 28, 2021

78th Anniversary

The Primera Iglesia Bautista Fundamental Mexicana will commemorate reaching a historical milestone this year as they celebrate its 78th anniversary in Gods ministry. The special thanksgiving worship service gets under way, Sunday 28 of February at 10:30 at the church, 455 Avant Ave., corner of Palmetto St.

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455 Avant Ave
San Antonio, TX 78210

Phone: (210) 534-3400