Port Worker Ministry


Seafarer Ministry

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Truck Driver Ministry

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Online Donations                          button donate red
You can now make an online donation using your credit card, checking account, or savings account.  You can also sign up to be a regular monthly contributor.  Regular monthly contributions are the most beneficial way of collecting donations since it ensures that we will have the needed financial resources each month.  It also allows us to focus on ministry rather than fundraising.

Donations by Mail
Checks can be mailed to Texas Port Ministry at 1103 Cherry Street, Freeport, Texas 77541.

New and gently used men's clothing in small, medium and large sizes are needed. Deliver the clothing to the Center at 1103 Cherry Street, Freeport, Texas 77541 during our business hours.

Christmas Gift items
Cash donations are needed to help with the purchase of Bibles and other Christmas gift items to be used in reaching seafarers, truck drivers, longshoremen, and others we come in contact with in the Freeport Harbor Community.  Please note "Christmas at the Port" on any donations given to help with this need.

Gift Cards 
Gift Cards from Wal-Mart are always needed for Center supplies and gasoline purchases. Mail gift cards to 1103 Cherry Street, Freeport, Texas 77541.

Welcome Bags
The following items are placed in bags provided by Texas Port Ministry:
Men's white crew length Socks
Disposable Razors
Family-sized bars of Soap
Family-sized tube of Toothpaste
Individually packaged Toothbrush
Small package of Chewing Gum
Safety Pins
Pocket-sized package of Tissue
Ball Point Pen
Emery Board
Lip Balm
Homemade Bookmark
Homemade "Welcome to Freeport" card

The following are items are provided in each Welcome Bag through your monetary donations:
Men's pocket-sized combs
Sewing Kits
Evangelistic Tract
New Testament


Shipping the Good News Around the World

Texas Port Ministry of Freeport provides ministry to over 10,000 seafarers from 50 different countries of the world; over 150,000 truck drivers from across North America; and nearly 20,000 port workers in Freeport, Texas.  The work of the ministry is done through the volunteer efforts of over 40 individuals representing 20 local churches.


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Transportation Shuttle for Seafarers

  • To Texas Port Ministry

  • To shopping

  • For personal needs


  • Email

  • Free High Speed Internet Access available

  • Telephone Service

  • Prepaid Phone Cards for sale

Reading Materials

    • Magazines & Books
    • Bibles
    • Newspapers


    • Free Pool & Table Tennis

    • Free Air Hockey

    • Free Table Hockey

    • Free Television & Movies

    • Free Wii & Nintendo


    • Free snacks are available

    • Soft drinks are available for purchase

Chapel on Site

    • Chapel for prayer and worship

    • Prayer support

Miscellaneous/Other Services

    • Free clothes closet

    • Welcome Bags available




Volunteer Oppurtunities

You and Your Group are key to furthering the message of hope and salvation

– bring your skills, your willingness to help, and your heart for people who need to meet Jesus.  You are an essential asset to furthering the mission here at Texas Port Ministry.  Contribute your time and talent as little or as much as you are able.

Prayer Intercessors

– to pray for this ministry, our Board, our Staff, the Freeport Harbor Community, our center contacts and for specific prayer requests received from all. 

Ship Visitors/Truck Visitors

– those volunteers that board ships/visit truck drivers in our port.

Van Drivers

– those volunteers transporting seafarers to our center and to shopping.


– those volunteers fielding calls for our services and coordinating transportation needs.

Monday Meals Partners

– those volunteers who sign up to provide a meal for port workers.


– those volunteers helping visitors to our center with services offered.

Campers on Mission and Others

– those volunteers bringing their RV and staying for two weeks to one month at the center.


– those volunteers with experience in generating and spreading a well branded message that communicates the Texas Port Ministry's message through multi-media channels and networking.


– those volunteers who love to organize and simplify the storage of resource materials, gift bags for travelers, clothing for the men, women and children who utilize the ministry for respite and fellowship.

To volunteer contact Bobby or download and print out the application.  Send the completed application to 1103 Cherry Street, Freeport, TX  77541.



texas port ministry history The Gulf Coast Baptist Association's Executive Board, voted on January 7, 1974 to establish a harbor ministry in Freeport, Texas. Baptist laymen in the Brazosport area felt a need for a service to seafarers while their ships were docked in the Freeport harbor. An appointed committee made a further detailed survey of the need and recommended Rev. Gordon Johnson as the first Chaplain/Director. The ministry started functioning in March of 1974, at which time the ministry was named THE SEAMAN'S CENTER. A former missions building owned by First Baptist Church of Freeport was secured as the ministry's first home. On May 15, 1994 the ministry held Dedication and Open House celebrations for its present location. This facility sits on property that Port Freeport has generously leased to us long term. On recommendation of the Seaman's Center Board of Directors, the Gulf Coast Baptist Association, at its annual business meeting held on October 11, 2007, approved the name change to TEXAS PORT MINISTRY. And so the ministry continues to serve seafarers and prepares to launch into new areas of service to the Freeport harbor community.

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We are always in need of volunteers to help spread the good news!

Volunteer Application (PDF, 954k)

Our Hours

PHONE: 979-233-5641

Weekdays: 9am-10pm
Weekends: 5pm-10pm

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