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About Us

Mission Statement: We exist to glorify God by knowing and following Jesus Christ and teaching others to do likewise.

Vision Statement: The vision of First Baptist Church Arkadelphia is to demonstrate and share Christ’s love by putting faith into action that confronts human needs in Arkadelphia and around the world.


What do we believe?

First Baptist Church-Arkadelphia is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and part of the Red River Baptist Association. Read more about our Beliefs.


Meet our staff

Jimmy Darby – jimmyfbca@gmail.com

Will Thompson – willfbca@gmail.com
Associate Pastor/Worship Minister

Alan Greenwood – mralangreenwood@gmail.com
Associate Pastor to Students

Joey Dodson – jrrdodson@mac.com
Minister to Young Adults

Nancy Harrell – nancydharrell@gmail.com
Minister to Children

Ardith Franklin – fbcarkadelphia@gmail.com
Church Administrator

Roberta Long – robertafbca@gmail.com
Food Services Director

Lydia Rogers – financesfbca@gmail.com
Financial Coordinator

Read more about our Staff


Worship of FBC

Worship is opening and offering ourselves to God in response to God as Holy Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—and in acknowledgement of God’s words and deeds.  Through worship we are drawn into God’s presence.. Read more about our Worship


History of FBC

From the first meeting of the fellowship which formed the First Baptist Church of  Arkadelphia, the pattern for future development existed.  All the actions on that and subsequent evenings were part of a covenant agreement, a covenant the members made among themselves, with other Baptists, and with God – a covenant of people “Drawn Together by God’s Love.” Read more about our History.