Serving our community since 1883

First Baptist Church of Houston, Mo., offers a variety of programs for all ages, ranging from children's church and youth ministries to Sunday School classes for every age and senior adult ministries. 

We are located at Hawthorn Avenue and Airport Road and are affiliated with the Texas County Association, Missouri Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. Since its founding in 1883, the church has been active in providing ministries to our community and county. 

We believe, as a family, that God has called us in fellowship to help, love and encourage one another. We are committed to worshiping God, serving our community, sharing the love of Jesus and creating disciples.
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Russ Stigall, Pastor

Russ was born in St. Louis. While he was growing up, he spent a lot of time on the family farm north of Houston. He became a Christian at age 8 and was called into ministry at age 16. 
He attended the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a Baptist college. While there, he met and married his wife, Susan. They have three children: Patricia, Joshua and his wife, Tori; John and his wife, Michelle. They have grandson, Nate.
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Roxie SPonsler, church and financial SECRETARY

Roxie has two children, four grandchildren and is a county director of a state office that assists family and children. She is looking forward to retirement later this year.

 
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Bonnie mcelroy, music director

Bonnie and her husband, Jack, are parents of two children. They returned to Houston in 1996. She previously served 17 years as music director at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Overland Park, Kan. She previously has directed hand bell and children's choirs.


TERRI MITCHELL, WEE CARE DIRECTOR

Teri has overseen the church's daycare program since February 2011. Previously, she was a preschool teacher at a child development center at Waynesville and taught elementary school for four years. She is a graduate of College of the Ozarks with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She is a native of Bucyrus and attended school at Houston. 
 

JIM DANEK, FACILITIES

Jim oversees facilities and maintenance on the church's campus at Hawthorn Street and Airport Road.