God has allowed this church to minister in the community of Vilonia for over 150 years. During this time, we've had the opportunity to impact, not only the local community, but many parts of the world with the Gospel of Christ.
We are dual-aligned as an Independent Baptist church with the Southern Baptist Convention. What does that mean? It simply means that we maintain our independent Baptist roots and method of supporting global missionary outreach, but also support, fellowship, and serve with the Arkansas Baptist Convention and, by extension, the SBC. One of the liberties and blessings we have is to directly support over 60 missionaries through various trustworthy mission organizations. God has allowed First Baptist Church to serve in this community for over 150 years. During this time, we've had the opportunity to impact, not only the local community, but many parts of the world with the Gospel of Christ. We seek to grow the Kingdom of God through fulfilling the Great Commission in our community, nation, and the world!
At our church, you will hear the word “gospel” repeatedly because it is the most important truth that we can know and experience. The gospel is not merely a message that needs to be shared with non-Christians, but also with Christians. It is not something that mature Christians move on from, but rather something that they move deeper into. The gospel is the lens in which we should view theology, ministry, and all aspects of life. The gospel is life! . . . the abundant life that can only come through Christ Jesus.
The Apostle Paul encapsulated the word “gospel” concisely in Romans 6:23 when he wrote, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” We believe that Jesus is the only way to the Father, as revealed in the Bible, and that every person on earth must repent of their sins and place their faith and trust in Him to receive eternal life.