A Local Church with a Heart for the World

Thank you for visiting our site to find out more about us. Our goal as a church is to make sure that everyone that we come into contact with, whether outside or inside the church, hears the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the most important thing we could ever give any one! 

And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled

Luke 14:23

A Friendly Place to Worship

We are a local Bible-believing, Bible preaching church committed to fulfilling the Great Commission in multiple ways, including door to door soul-winning and visitation, the support of missionaries around the world and around the corner! We have several new and young ministries for you to be a part of. There is also something for the children! There is Children’s Sunday School Classes @ 10am and Children’s Church for ages 4-12 @11am.

You’ll find a traditional service when you attend services with us. We sing the old hymns and have preaching that is Biblical and truthful from the King James Version of the Bible. We would love to have you come as you are, no matter who you are or what you’ve done. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about our church!


Bible Preaching



Meet Our Pastor

Our pastor is Gary W Evans. He was born and raised in Austin TX in 1950. He has been in the ministry since 1976. He graduated from Texas State Univ. in 1973 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1976. He earned a Master’s degree from Pensacola Christian College in 1992.

Pastor Evans has been married to his wife Nancy since 1978. They have five children and ten grandchildren.

Our History

Open Door Baptist Church
Open Door Baptist Church Service

Our History

Our church was originally started in 2013 when Pastor and Mrs. Evans went to visit a church in San Marcos one Sunday morning. No one was there, and the doors were locked. It was a beautiful building and a great location.

After some research and a lot of prayer, they were able to obtain help from several former pastors and decided to restart the church. Some former members and some new people got involved.

The former church was called Lighthouse Baptist Church, but it seemed like a new name was needed. Open Door Baptist was chosen because the pastor was convicted to make certain that the church doors would never be closed again for those who desire to worship the Lord.

Church Meeting Times

Sunday School/Bible Study: 10am 

Sunday Morning Service/ Children’s Church: 11am

Sunday Evening Service: 6pm

Wednesday Evening Service: 7pm

Open Door Baptist Church
3800 HWY 123 | San Marcos, TX 78666


Are You Going to Heaven?

Please consider these words after watching the above video.

Realize that God loves YOU

John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Realize that everyone is a sinner.

Romans 3:23: For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

Realize that sin has a price that must be paid.

Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Realize that Jesus Christ died and rose again to pay YOUR price.

Romans 5:8: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Pray, ask Jesus Christ to be your Saviour, and claim His promise of eternal life.

Romans 10:9,13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”