Service Times
Sunday Morning Sunday School:   9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship:   10:30 AM
Sunday Evening Worship:   5:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Worship:   7:00 PM

About Us

First Baptist Church of Mission, KS is an independent, fundamental body of believers. Our central focus is the preaching and teaching of Jesus Christ as found in His Holy Word. The King James Version of the Bible is the official and only translation used during Church services.

We believe that the main purpose of any true biblical church is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to "every creature." We can accomplish our part of the Great Commission as we preach the Word, reach out to those in Kansas City, and support other churches and missionaries in America and around the world [Acts 1:8].

First Baptist has been in existence for over 85 years and while others have followed the fads and appeal of the latest ideas, we are still preaching the same message from the same old blessed Book! We still use the great old hymns and songs that have blessed souls down through the ages. We still preach against sin while seeking the lost. The Bible declares that "for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" [Romans 3:23]. Yet God so loved the world that "while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" [Romans 5:8]. You see when God saw that no man could ever pay the price of his sin debt, Jesus died, "the Just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God" [1Peter 3:18]. By shedding His precious blood on the cross, Jesus made peace between sinful man and holy God [Ephesians 2:11-19]. The Bible says, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” [Romans 10:9].

Pastor Larry Scupham Pastor Larry Scupham

Meet The Pastor

Why does a church in Kansas City have a lighthouse as our symbol?

Though I was born and raised in the Midwest, I have been fascinated by lighthouses. The lighthouses were built for troubled times, for the darkness of night and for storms. Many lighthouses have a testimony of surviving both hurricanes and wars. In a spiritual sense, the lighthouse is a standard that survives the changes and influences of time. It is a beacon to lead the wanderer back to safety. The lighthouse: It is still the same through the calm or through the storm. It is more than a historical landmark. It is built upon a solid rock. It is a constant that can be depended upon in the storms of life.

• Luke 6:48 “He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.”
• 1Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

Jesus said, “... upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” [Matthew 16:18]. The church cannot be built upon the waves of public opinion. It must be built upon the truths of God’s Word. The local church must be stedfast and unmoveable or it will not be a help when the storms of life come upon us.

What We Believe

The following is a summary of what we believe as a church family. We believe the Bible to be perfectly true and it is the basis for our beliefs. For a more detailed list of our Statement of Faith, please contact the church office.

The Bible
We believe the Bible, from Genesis 1:1 to the end of Revelation, to be the verbally, and fully inspired Word of God. We believe the Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed, and therefore the final authority for faith and life. We believe that God not only inspired every word, but has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used during church services. [Psalm 12:6-7; 2Timothy 3:15-17; 1Peter 1:20-21; 2Peter 1:19-21].

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. [Deuteronomy. 6:4; Matthew 28:18-20; John 10:30; 14:10,26 2Corinthians 13;14].

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, was virgin born that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men [Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2; 1:14; 2Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8].

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead [Acts 2:22-36; Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 1:7; 1Peter 1:3-5; 2:24].

We believe that the Lord Jesus ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate [Acts 1:9,10; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 9:24; 1John 2:1-2].

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural agent in regeneration, that He indwells, seals, and guides the believer [John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9-14, 26; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1John 2:26-27].

We believe that God is sovereign in the giving of spiritual gifts to every believer. We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary [Romans 12:3-8; 1Corinthians 12:4-11; 28; 13:8-10; 14:21-22; Ephesians 4;7-12].

Sin and Salvation
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition [Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19].

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins [John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9; 1Peter 1:18-19].

The Local Church
We believe that the local church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons [Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:41; 1Corinthians 12:12-14; 2Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:12-14; 22-23; 5:25-27].

We believe that the only prerequisites for membership is a clear testimony of faith in Christ's finished work on the cross and believer's baptism [Acts 2:41] and their purpose is found in the Great Commission: first, to make disciples; second, to teach them all that God has commanded [Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8].

We believe the church is to be independent and self-governing, the only officers are the pastor and deacons as the Head of the church is Christ. The only two ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord's table. By believer's baptism we mean the immersion of one who confesses faith in Christ, and that baptism is done in obedience to Christ and is a picture of the believer's identification with the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord. Baptism is a pre-requisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord's supper; in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of the bread and the fruit of the vine are to remember the Lord's death till He comes again [Acts 2:41-42; 8:36-39; 13:1-4; 20:28; Romans 6:3-5; 1Corinthians 5:11-13; 6:1-3; 11:2; 23-34; 16:1-2; Ephesians 4:11-12; Colossians 1:18; 1Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5].

We believe that God created the universe in six literal, 24-hour periods. We believe the Genesis account of the creation, is to be taken literally, and that man was created directly in God's own image and after His own likeness. We reject humanistic evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age theory, and Theistic Evolution as unscriptural theories of origin [Genesis 1,2; Exodus 20:11; John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-16; Hebrews 1:2].

The Future Events
We believe in the future, literal and personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who will rapture [catch away, "caught up"] His Church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. Then, at the end of the seven years, He will personally and visibly return with His saints, to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel. After the great white throne judgment of the lost, God will make a new heavens and a new earth where the saints will dwell with God for eternity [Psalm 89:3-4; Isaiah 65:17; Daniel 9:24; Zechariah 12:6-10; 13:1; 14:4-11; Matthew 24:29-31; Philippians 3:20-21; 1Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; 2Peter 3:3-14; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-15; 21:1-27; 22:1-5].

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