First Baptist Church
Fulfilling the Great Commission at home and abroad.
First Baptist Church has a rich 150 year history of being a part of the Poplar Bluff community. Over the years, God has continued to move in the life of this local body of believers. We believe that God has strategically placed us here in this place to be a light and the hands and feet of Christ. We understand that the church in 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.
What We Believe
Statement of Beliefs.
Worship of God should be Spiritual. Therefore: We remain flexible and yielded to the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.
Worship of God should be Inspirational. Therefore: We give a great place to music in our worship.
Worship of God should be Intelligent. Therefore: Our services are designed with great emphasis upon teaching of the Word of God that He might instruct us how He should be worshiped.
Worship of God is Fruitful. Therefore: We look for His Love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshiping Him.
Our Leadership Team
“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12
Student Ministry Director
Children’s Ministry Director
We are unashamedly passionate when it comes praising Jesus.