First Baptist Church of Boerne was established on Sunday, August 14, 1898, when J.M. Mizzell met with six charter members to organize the church, which would begin meeting in each other’s homes. The church joined the Medina River Association on October 14, 1899.
In 1900, W. H. Price became the pastor. After Pastor Price’s term came the first of two long pastor-less periods.
On October 28, 1906, when J. B. Cole became pastor, he felt the church needed to be reorganized. Seventeen members were present for that meeting. The church then joined the San Antonio Association. In 1907, the San Antonio area missionary, J. J. Maurer, appointed a local property committee. Services were normally held Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening. Occasionally, two services were held on Sunday morning.
After John H. Pool was called as pastor on October 11, 1908, the church met regularly two Sundays each month in the Methodist church located at James and Pecan Streets. In good weather, baptisms were held in the old mill lake on Cibolo Creek, east of the Main Street bridge. In 1909, the church purchased a lot at 210 East Blanco Street. John Pool resigned on September 26, 1909. W. B. Herndon pastored the church from November 14, 1909 to August 6, 1912. He appealed several times to the state Baptist Missions Board for financial aid for the struggling church, but his request was denied because aid was only available to foreign missions at the time. After Pastor Herndon’s term, the second longest pastor-less period started. Area missionary W. H. Price and others served as supply pastors.