About Us



First Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Congregation, with a membership of 1,600 and an average Sunday attendance of 725 in worship. We enjoy Sunday School classes for all ages and stages of life, plus numerous special events and activities to enhance fellowship with one another.

The goal of the preaching and teaching ministries of First Baptist Church is to show the greatness and absolute worth of Christ above all, so that people in West Plains and beyond may repent of the sin that separates us from God, receive Christ as personal Lord and Savior, and enjoy fellowship with God and His people, now and forever!

Being saved, or born-again (born from above) is the start of a joy-filled, forgiven, eternal relationship with God. It is our desire to help you establish this relationship and grow in God's grace. Please contact us if you have any questions about being saved or growing in your relationship with Christ.

Contact Information:
Church Office: 417-256-3128.  Hours: M-T, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM, F 8:00AM - Noon

John King, Senior Pastor
Steve Francis, Worship Pastor
Austin Riggs, Youth Pastor
Brandon Harris, Discipleship Pastor
Deanna Simpkins, Church Administrator
Tiffany Burton, Staff Assistant
Judy Hanshaw, Staff Assistant
Cindy Jennings, Staff Assistant 
Debbie Mattingly,
Staff Assistant
Richard Chronister, Facilities Manager
Wayne Sanders, Lead Custodian
Joey Hodo, Custodian
Lela Gunter, Custodian