We are a Bible-believing Baptist church in Independence, MO. We’ve been impacting the area with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ since 1966.
statement of faith
in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct
eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
our Lord Jesus Christ
God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory
of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit
the Holy Spirit
by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ
of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ
meet the staff
I have been serving the Lord since 1976. I received my Theological training at Hannibal LaGrange College in Hannibal, MO, and also Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.
I have served at many levels of Southern Baptist life, from pastoring churches like our church in Independence, Missouri, to several Baptist Associational ministries, to the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board.
I’m married to Judy, and we have two adult children and three grandchildren.
I encourage you to worship with us in person or if that isn’t possible then join us via our livestream. Let’s worship together.
INTERIM YOUTH LEADER
At our church in Independence, Missouri, you’ll find a warm and welcoming community that’s dedicated to creating a safe and friendly environment.
It’s a place where you can connect with like-minded peers, have meaningful conversations about your beliefs, and grow personally and spiritually.
But we’re not just about serious stuff! We love to have a blast and enjoy epic activities like VR games, escape rooms, and scavenger hunts.
It’s all about creating a positive and empowering atmosphere where you can have fun while deepening your faith.
So, come check us out we can’t wait to meet you and make awesome memories together!
INTERIM WORSHIP LEADER
As the Coventry Estates Baptist Church worship leader, I’ve had the privilege of leading the congregation in worship for years.
Our church community welcomes people of all ages, and we offer a diverse mix of traditional and contemporary worship music to inspire and uplift everyone.
It’s an honor to be a part of this special community, and we’d love to have you join us for a time of heartfelt worship and fellowship.