Our History
First Baptist Church has a rich history in West Plains. The original congregation was established in 1884 when a vacationing Baptist preacher from Memphis agreed to hold a revival, which resulted in the organization of four new churches of various denominations. Twenty-four of these new Christians joined together to form First Baptist Church. Due to continued growth throughout the next 126 years, the congregation constructed and reconstructed facilities at the 202 Walnut Street campus to enable the ministries of FBC to prosper.

Our current main facility was erected in 1995, and our most recent addition is the Multi-Purpose South Campus a short walk away on Grove Street, which is used for the “ECHO” Wednesday Night Youth Program and various special events.