The Church

First Baptist Church of Joplin is a 100+ year old institution.  Our average total attendance for the two Sunday worship services is 350.  We are currently in a building program with Phase 1 (Family Life Center) completed and Phase 2 (Education Center) nearing completion.  Our Sunday Worship Services are now held in a temporary facility but we anticipate having all services at our new campus upon completion of Phase 2.  Phase 3 of our building (Worship Center) is in the future.

The Community

Joplin was originally established as a lead and zinc mining center in Southwest Missouri.  The mining industry is gone but Joplin is now the economic leader of the area.  With a population of 52,000 it is the home of a variety of educational, business, and industrial institutions.  For more info, visit