First Baptist Church
A family of believers seeking to love up and love out.
Our Lead Pastor
First Baptist Church has a rich 150 year history of being a part of the Poplar Bluff community. We believe that God has strategically placed us here to be a light and the hands and feet of Christ. We understand that the church is not a building but a people. It is not an organization but a growing organism. We long to follow God’s call to continue to grow as we seek to reach more people with the gospel. Our prayer is that we will be a part of something that we cannot explain but all we can do is say, “It’s ALL God!” Our prayer is that people will not be drawn to this place because we offer excellent programs but because the Spirit of God is in our midst. We long for people to leave here each week having encountered the One True Living God! We pray that if you come to worship King Jesus with us that you will have a God encounter and your life will never be the same.
Pastor Brandon and Amanda
Noah, Graham and Quinn Spain
What We Believe
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS HAVE PREPARED A STATEMENT OF GENERALLY HELD CONVICTIONS CALLED THE BAPTIST FAITH AND MESSAGE 2000, AVAILABLE ON THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION WEB SITE. IT SERVES AS A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WHO WE ARE. HERE IS A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THESE CONVICTIONS, ALSO TAKEN FROM THE SBC WEB SITE. THE FULL TEXT ON THE ISSUE IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM SBC
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. …He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
Our Leadership Team
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15
Student Ministry Director
Children’s Ministry Director