Thank you for your interest in our Church. It is my privilege to Pastor the First Baptist Church of Pineville, Missouri. I am an Illinois native that after being saved at the age of 9 years, felt the Lord's call to preach at 13. After Bible College and Seminary education, serving in IL, AR, OK, and of late in New Mexico, God has led my wife and me here to this area in the Southwest Missouri Ozarks. For my wife Terry, this was truly was a homecoming as she is a Powell/Pineville native. Terry can also recall as a young child when she and her sister were brought to the very Church we now serve, by a concerned Church member. We hope to continue that concern for each child, youth, family, and of course, our older generation in this area of "God's Country." Ranching, cows, horses and rural life are deeply ingrained in our lives so we feel right at home here already.
Let me say that the FBC is a church with a BIG HEART that will reach out and embrace anyone at anytime. Our church has a BIG FUTURE that has yet to be seen, but mind you, will be seen as we follow our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, we have BIG OPPORTUNITIES for you to join in and serve with us. Last but not least, our First Baptist Church has BIG BLESSINGS in store for everyone daily as we fellowship with one another, and weekly in our Bible Studies and worship services.
If you are looking for a Church that experiences God's blessings and His presence come join us as we are "speaking the truth in love" to one another, our friends, and our family in this little corner of the four-states. So, no matter which state you are from, the drive is worth the difference you'll find here!
If I can be of any assistance to you in any way at any time please feel free to contact me, or our Church family.
Painting: "Stepping Out on Faith"
See Ya Here or Up There!
Dr. Larry Crawford, Pastor