First Baptist Church, A Brief History
Southwest City,Missouri is located where the borders of Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma come together.
First Baptist church of Southwest City was organized by A.M.T. Zook of the Shoal Creek Baptist Association on April 9, 1876. The church has been in continuous service since that date. The church now occupies its modern facilities and recently completed a Family Life Center at its new location.
With the establishment of this website the church is further extending its effort to take the Gospel"to the ends of the earth."
FirstBaptist Church of Southwest City proudly bears the standard of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Missouri Baptist Convention, and the Shoal Creek Baptist Association.
*Our first service in this building was held on November15,1998.
*Dedication Service, January 17, 1999 at 2:00 p.m.
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rule of our Saviour to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
Our Service Schedule
Please join us during any service. We welcome visitors and hope you will return.
Sunday Morning Worship Service
Sunday Evening Service
May 1 - September 30, 7:00 p.m.
October 1 - April 30, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening June - August - "Summer In the Son" 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening September - May - AWANA 6:30 p.m.
Our Youth Group is 7th - 12th grades and meets Sunday evening before the evening service.