Throughout the year, we have special guests and events. You can stay up-to-date on what is coming up on the First Bible calendar.
2015 Acts 1:8 Conference: Just Run the Race
2015 Men’s Conference: Man Up!
2014 Acts 1:8 Conference: No Other Foundation
2013 Acts 1:8 Conference: Where Is Your Treasure?
Mother’s Day Message
Listen to Pastor Mark speak about the women in our lives who don’t give up.
Don and Phyllis Sidebottom (Missionaries to Ethiopia)
Listen to the Sidebottoms bring us news about the wonderful work God is doing in Ethiopia.
IAM Ministries (Bobby Bonner and Brian Callaway)
Get up to speed on IAM Ministries and where the missions ministry is heading at First Bible Baptist Church.
2012 Family Christmas Message (Mark Brown)
Listen to Pastor Mark preach a Family Christmas message from the second chapter of Luke.
Bill Hildebrand, Missionary
Bill and Jennifer Hildebrand and their four sons, Braden, Preston, Landon, and Trevon, have served as missionaries at the Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya since July 2010.
The Academy is a boarding school for children of missionaries who cannot take them to their field locations for various reasons, such as safety, health, culture, education, etc. The Hildebrands mentor, counsel and teach these students, and help them develop a daily, intimate walk with Jesus Christ.
Bill has a dual BS major in Bible and Human Resources from Calvary Bible College, 2001, and an MS in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary, 2009. He has been in full-time youth ministry for over 25 years.
Learn more about their family and ministry on their Web site..
Listen to the recent message preached by Bill Hildebrand.
Gracia Burnham is the widow of Martin Burnham and the mother of Jeff, Mindy and Zach.
For 17 years she and Martin served with New Tribes Mission in the Philippines where Martin was a jungle pilot delivering mail, supplies and encouragement to other missionaries and transporting sick and injured patients to medical facilities. Gracia served in various roles supporting the aviation program and also home-schooled their children–all of which were born in the Philippines.
While celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary at Dos Palmas Resort off Palawan Island, the Burnhams were kidnapped on May 27, 2001, by the Abu Sayyaf Group, a militant group of Muslims. They seized several more guests and took them to Basilan Island, an ASG stronghold.
In the ensuing months some of the hostages were killed, but most were set free. From November 2001, only the Burnhams and one other hostage remained in captivity.
During their 376 days of captivity, they faced near starvation, constant exhaustion, frequent gun battles, coldhearted murder-and intense soul-searching about a God who sometimes seemed to have forgotten them.
On June 7, 2002, in a firefight between the Philippine military and the Abu Sayyaf Group, Martin was killed. Gracia was wounded, but was freed.
Since that time Gracia has authored two books, In The Presence Of My Enemies, and To Fly Again. Her oldest son, Jeff ,and his wife, Sarah, have accepted an assignment with Flying Mission Services in Botswana, Africa. Mindy is now married to Andy Hedvall, a “missionary kid” from South America. Mindy has completed her course of study at New Tribes Bible Institute in Waukesha, WI and Andy continues in his training there. Zachary is now attending Calvary Bible College in Kansas City. Gracia resides in Rose Hill, Kansas. Because of her unique story, Gracia is a popular speaker for churches, conferences and schools.
Listen to the recent message by Gracia Burnham.
Dan Jalowiec, Missionary
Dan and Janice Jalowiec have been friends of our church family for years. They are a family of seven that has heeded the Lord’s call to bring the gospel to the country of Zambia, Africa. You can learn more about their ministry at Reaching Zambia for Christ.
Listen to the recent message preached by Dan Jalowiec.
Julio Contreras, Missionary
Julio has been a friend of this church for years. You can learn more about his passion and church at jcontreras.com. If you want to read more about the ministry GoodNews In Action, please visit goodnewsinaction.org.
Listen to the recent message preached by Julio Contreras.
Gene Purtle, Missionary
Listen to the recent message preached by this missionary to prisons.
re:FUEL — Men’s 2012 Revival Weekend
What an incredible weekend we had! Check out our gallery of pictures.
Our theme verse was “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:18).
- Fill Up On Wisdom worksheet and see what crucial lessons we must practice.
- Re-fuel Notes by Mitch Dobson
The Tsoukalas Family
See pictures from their visit to First Bible on our Facebook page.
Listen to the message Jimmy (with Julie) recently preached at First Bible.
Testimonies from Zambia Missions Team
During a Wednesday night service at First Bible, the Zambia Missions Team shared their hearts and experiences from their incredible trip to Zambia.
Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration
On Sunday, May 6th, First Bible Baptist Church celebrated fifteen great years in Blue Springs with a day full of activity, food and time together. We were blessed to have Bobby Bonner, a very special guest, bring us the anniversary message. You can listen to it below.
See pictures from the 15th Anniversary Celebration on our Facebook page.