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Vision and Beliefs

What do Free Will Baptists Believe?
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Free Will Baptist Church Covenant
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The First Free Will Baptist Church Membership Covenant
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Free Will Baptist Treatise


My Commitment to God!
"The ones who have most fully illustrated Christ in their character, and have most powerfully affected the world for Him, have been those who spend so much time with God as to make it a notable feature in their lives...to be little with God is to be little for God.” —E. M. Bounds

I. Why should I commit to God?

   1. Because God deserves my commitment.

       Because God has bought me.
       Because God lives in me.
       Because God reveals His will to me.

   2. Because He blesses me when I commit.

       I have a hope of eternal life
       I sense His presence in my life.
       I have true joy.
      He gives me the desires of my heart.

II. How can I have fellowship with God?

     1. Confess my sin.
     2. Pray
     3. Read God’s Word
        Pick a time
        Pick a place
        Pick a plan
    4. Serve Christ
    5. Worship Christ

III. How should I pray to God?

     P -- Praise: Spend time praising God for who He is
     R -- Repentance: Repent of sins, seek His cleansing
     A -- Ask: make requests of personal needs and intercession
     Y -- Yield: submit your life to God’s will; commit to obey regardless of His answer.
     E -- Evangelism: spend time praying for lost family and friends and missionaries.
     R -- Rejoice: end your prayer time with a song or time of rejoicing

My Stewardship to God
The Biblical Basis for Tithing
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History of 1st Free Will Baptist Church of Ozark:

The History of First Free Will Baptist  Church of Ozark

From the very beginning of it’s humble start, God’s hand has been upon First Free Will Baptist Church of Ozark in a special way. The church was born out of a vision to start a thriving Free will Baptist Church in one of the fastest growing areas in Southern Missouri. State Missionary Gary Mitchener, along with his wife Brenda and their three children, Christi, David and Rebecca, moved to Ozark in May of 1993. Pastor Gary came to this area with a great burden and desire to establish the church.
Forty-eight people gathered together on July 11, 1993 at 1300 S. Third Street. On this special day, after much prayer, hard work, and direction from the Lord, a new church began. The Missouri State Mission Board provided guidance and financial support; along with other churches, women’s auxiliaries, and individuals. The Lord has confirmed His blessing on the work by sending faithful, dedicated people who have been with the Church from the start, and others who have joined later. Many precious souls have been saved, needs met, and prayers answered.
As the church and ministries grew, the need arose for more space. On April 3, 1994, the church relocated at 201 E. Church Street. By this time, the congregation had grown to 100 in attendance. This location provided a sanctuary that seated approximately 275 with a two story education building and a gymnasium. The church reached self-supporting status on April 11, 1999.
Greg and Kim Smith, along with their two sons, Layton and Daylen, were hired in July 2000 as Associate Pastor of Music and Worship. In 2007, another son, Caysen, joined the Smith family. Several areas of music ministry have grown since then. Other volunteer Ministry Directors and laypeople have been instrumental in the continued growth of the Church.
In January, 2009, the church purchased the former 84 Lumber Company and 6 acres of property (at 2106 W. Evangel Street, Ozark) at the intersection of 65 and 14 hwy. The building was remodeled and services began on March 22, 2015. The church continues to grow with a vision to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the community and around the world. Presently, the church averages about 350 in attendance with plans for continued growth!
Chuck Meppelink, along with wife, Kay, joined our staff in September, 2015 as Administrative Director. Chuck has been a great asset in directing the church with great experience and organizational skills.


First Free Will Baptist Church

2106 W. Evangel Street
Ozark, MO 65721

We are located right off the 65 / 14 interchange in Ozark.
(South of McDonalds)

Phone: (417) 581-5246|Fax: 581-5247
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