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Independence Baptist Church is a place of welcome and encouragement. Anyone and everyone is welcome. We don't expect you to get everything fixed up in your life before you can come. That is not realistic. We open the door to a place where healing can take place, a hospital for the soul. Jesus doesn't ask you to be perfect before you come to Him. He  requires us to admit our desperate need for His forgiveness. He came to seek and to save.

Due to the restrictions and guidelines imposed by the CDC, Health Department, and Missouri State, we are practicing physical distancing in our services. As we open for Sunday School the main class will meet in the sanctuary, providing adequate space to respect everyone's space. If parents allow children will be able to go down to the fellowship hall to have a group study and activities. Masks are welcome but not required. Hand sanitizer will be provided in the foyer. At this time we are using every other pew to allow adequate space for the safety of all attendees.

We will continue to provide virtual study through FaceBook Live for those wishing to continue to participate without coming in to the building. 

We want to be the place where you can find absolute forgiveness, the peace that you need, the place where you can find, and grow in, Jesus.  

So many things in life tend to distract us from our pursuit of a relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ. In Revelation's letters to the 7 churches we are encouraged to hold tight to what we have! God loves you and wants a growing relationship with you. Be strong in the Lord, and if you falter, remember that God is there to pick you up, dust you off, and put you on the right path. 

At Independence Baptist Church we are dedicated to the personal growth and development of each person. We seek to offer opportunities to learn more about the Bible and ways of developing your Spiritual gifts.  As a church family we desire to grow together and to better serve our community with spiritual needs.                                   

 Pastor John Dinwiddie



Temporary changes resulting from the Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the current situation caused by the pandemic we have had to modify our regular schedule and events listed on our calendar. We are not sure when we will return to our regular schedule of events. We will post updated information as soon as decisions are made.

Temporary Schedule

Sunday School at 10:00 will be held in the Sanctuary. There will be an optional Children's class in the fellowship area if parents wish to allow. Adult Sunday School will conitnue to be on FaceBook Live at 10:00 am

Sunday Worship Service will be held at 11:00 in the Sanctuary as well as being on FaceBook Live. An optional Children's Service will be available in the Fellowship area downstairs if parents wish to allow their children to attend.

Sunday Evening Bible Study will be on FaceBook Live at 6:00 pm. Anyone who wishes to attend in person is welcome.

Facebook Live Services

https://www.facebook.com/IndependenceBC (Copy and paste to your browser if it's not blue) is the link to join Independence Baptist Church for live broadcast of Sunday School at 10:00 am, Sunday Worship at 11:00 am, and Sunday Bible Study at 6:00 pm. If you are blessed by what you see and hear please share so that others may enjoy. 

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Emergency Shelter

If storms move in our facility will be opened to provide our community with a safe place to weather the storm. Our basement has emergency heat and lighting even if the power goes out. In the event of a long term emergency the American Red Cross will bring in supplies to help provide for the people at our shelter.

  November 2020  
Upcoming Events


Laquey Backpack Blessings
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We meet at 5:30 pm to pack food bags. We are currently packing 55 bags weekly.
Bible Study
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Laquey Backpack Blessings
5:30 PM
We meet at 5:30 pm to pack food bags. We are currently packing 55 bags weekly.
Bible Study
6:30 PM
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