Our reason for being is to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To do this, we teach His Word, reach out to the world with His Gospel and seek to advance His Kingdom.
Bro. Dale Thompson
Dale grew up in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Saved at the age of ten, he was called to preach the gospel of Christ at fifteen years of age. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1971. He began to pastor in 1973 after Graduating from Oklahoma Baptist University. Bro. Dale has been a pastor of Baptist Churches in Arkansas and Oklahoma for 41 years. He has served as a member of the executive board of the Arkansas State Convention and is the past president of the Pastor’s Conference of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. He is past chairman of the Board of Trustees at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, at Wake Forest, North Carolina. Since 1992, Brother Dale has been the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He and his wife Toni have been married since 1974 and have two Sons, Tad and Tyler, and four grandchildren.
What we believe
There is one God — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit who exist in unity and as three distinct persons.
Jesus Christ is God’s only Son, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for the sins of mankind, was buried, rose again, ascended into Heaven and who will return to Earth one day.
The Holy Spirit works to reveal Christ, to convict people of their sins and lead them to repentance, to give comfort and to guide believers.
The Bible is God’s perfect Holy Word. It has no errors and is the authority for life.
God made all people in His image. Because of Adam’s sin, all people are sinners and need salvation.
Salvation is a gift from God through faith and cannot be earned. Everyone who accepts the gift will spend eternity in Heaven. Everyone who rejects it will spend eternity in Hell.
Baptism by immersion after salvation is done in obedience to Jesus’ command.
All believers have access to God through Jesus.
The church is a local body of believers with Jesus as its head.