First General Baptist Church
We began our journey as a church in 1950 at the corner of Drew and Oak street in Willow Springs. In 1997 the church stepped out on faith and built a 10,000 sq ft facility at our present location. The congregation grew from 50 to 250 over the next 7 years. In 2004 we started construction on our family life center, affectionately known as "The B.A.R.N." (Born Again Red Necks) Construction was completed and we began utilizing the new space in the fall of 2005. We are very pleased to say that there is no debt on the facility.
Our Senior Pastor is Scott Williamson. Pastor Scott and his wife Jackie have two children. Nici is married to Coatney Wiese and are active members of our church. Nici and Coatney have four boys, Joshua, Jacob, Jase and Jensen. Chelsea is married to Gary Bittick and they have three children, Zoe, Cooper and Aria. They are active members of our church as well. Scott and Jackie have been married since 1980 and have been life-long members of FGBC. Pastor Scott become the Senior Pastor in 1998 after having spent 10 years as a mission pastor from FGBC, starting the Cabool General Baptist Church.
Our Associate Pastor is Rodger Adkinson.
Kids On The Move is led by Dee Dee Stolba. She and her staff have the most dynamic children's ministry in the area. From the launch of Kids On The Move on Easter of 2006 to Easter of 2007 her team saw over 150 children give their hearts to Christ.
"Turn Life" is our Junior High Ministry. This ministry is geared toward 6th through 8th graders.
"Real youth" is our ministry to High School Students and meets on Sunday's at 10:45 and Wednesday's at 6:30.
We are located at 2507 Railroad Drive.
Our PO Box is 222
Our Phone number is 417-469-2709
We are part of the General Association of General Baptists headquartered in Poplar Bluff Mo. www.generalbaptist.com