Missions & Church History


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations….
Matthew 28:19

Here at First Baptist, we believe that you enter the missions field by simply walking out your front door. Our community, state, country, and world is full of hurting people in need of the Good News of Jesus Christ. With this in mind, we at FBC, try to make a point to reach any and all for Christ’s sake. Starting with our own community by doing outreach projects, VBS, and simple community helps. To outreach at the state and national level by giving of our time and resources through the Missouri Baptist Convention and Southern Baptist Conventions. We also reach out on a world level by giving through the SBC and a local outreach called Project Hope, which does evangelical missions and humanitarian relief in Nicaragua and Haiti.




 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20

First Baptist is a community founded Southern Baptist Church, first founded in 1908, by a handful of believers in the small town of Rogersville, Missouri. Over the next year, the church had out grown their place of meeting, and put into effect the construction of a permanent building. In 1909, the construction was completed and the members rejoiced at the bounty that God had blessed them and the community with. Over the next 100 years, this same church has expanded several times, and marveled at the wondrous things that God has accomplised with and through them.

Through God’s faithful blessings, First Baptist has been able to stand as a beacon of light, life, and hope, to the community of Rogersville, and the surrounding areas. We have been blessed with the godly leadership of many over the years.

Just as God has been faithful to us, we strive with our utmost to be faithful to Him and His call for our church; to spread the good news of the Gospel of Christ, and to be living examples of His love and instruction to our community.



First Baptist Church   •   101 W Center Street   •   Rogersville, Missouri 65742   •   417-753-2926   •    firstbaptistchurch79@yahoo.com