are a fellowship proud to be located in the West Plains area believing that God has a
special plan for south-central Missouri, and hopeful that He will use our
church to live out His purposes here!
Historically Relevant~ This fellowship through notable spiritual revivals in the 1890’s and 1960’s has truly helped shape the spiritual climate of WP and the surrounding area for the last 135 years. We believe that God has a plan for this area and we get to be one of many churches that He works through to accomplish His purposes.
Physically Relevant~ A place of refuge, noted by victims of the flood, our city and even the State Representatives and Governor. It is clear that we serve as a place for refuge during catastrophic moments in our town history. Beyond that we distribute 2 tons of food per week through our Food Bank and provide clothing for many through the clothing share program.
Purposefully Relevant~ We help people in other ways also. We have been equipped to teach, train and prepare people for life. Through our Five Year Plan (5YP) we are intentionally living out the directions of the Bible as we veiw them through the 8 Core Values (8CV) of First Baptist Church.
All of this because we believe that Jesus makes abundant life possible and He is the hope for this community, our families and this church fellowship. We then choose to Live Hope!