welcome to first baptist joplin


Groups @ 9:00

Worship @ 10:00

We are a steadily growing church in Joplin that started in 1889 and continues to flourish and grow, with the goal of worshipping Jesus, equipping believers, and engaging the lost.

One of the great things about visiting a church with consistent growth is that you are rarely the only new person. Please know this if you visit: You will NOT be singled out, asked to stand up and introduce yourself, be forced to read a portion of Scripture aloud, recite verses from memory, lead the congregation in prayer, tell us where you are from, introduce your friend, sing a special, balance a hymnal on your nose or know the name of every book of the Bible and how to pronounce it and where it is located.  

Click HERE for FAQ's about our church.

Click HERE for info about Children's Ministry

Click HERE for info about Middle School/High School Ministry

The dress is casual so don't let that keep you from being our guest. When you walk into the doors, you can expect:

  • To be greeted and guided to your location. 
  • To find info at a Welcome Center.
  • If you have children, to be shown where to check them in. 
  • A safe, secure check-in station, where you will receive information regarding picking up your child.
  • To have an opportunity to get coffee, tea, or water.
  • A greeter to show you where sanctuary is located. 

Service Info

Celebration begins Sunday at 10 am in our renovated family life center.
You can expect to find an exciting environment when you

step into the auditorium for any of the Celebration services.
The worship is tailored to provide an atmosphere of worship for a very diverse community of believers.  

Jason, our Minister of Worship, directs the worship team and musicians.  Pastor Jamie strives to share applicable, relevant messages that are communicated in a clear, understandable way. 

Children's classes are available Sunday mornings for babies through 5th grade.  We offer a secure and safe environment and an opportunity for kids to learn about Jesus.

Wednesday Evening at 6:00 is reserved for the Pastor’s Bible study and is open to all adults in our East Room on the 2nd floor.

Our Children's Ministry is very active on Wednesdays, where K-5th graders learn about Jesus and serving the community.  

Our Storehouse Student Ministry for Middle School and High School students on Wednesdays starts in the worship center at 5:30 pm, with food, worship, Bible Study, and games.