What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer


  • Live- Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  
We want everyone to know how to have the abundant life God has offered through Jesus.
  • Hope  - Psalms directs us, “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? in God; for I shall again praise Him, my salvation and my God.”   
 As believers we are blessed twofold, our hope has been fulfilled and is yet to be. We have so much hope anchored in Christ.
  • Live Hope  -  Recognizing this abundant life He has provided and the exorbitant hope we carry allows us to thrive in a life full of expectation.  
FBC is fully convinced and fully engaged in sharing our hope with those around us.


The following are the core beliefs of West Plains First Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible.
 All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of
these biblical doctrines.


There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday,
today, and tomorrow.


God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures,
and through all of creation itself.


Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God.
This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured
all of creation ever since that time.


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God.  He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found
in Christ alone.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth. 

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