Serving our community since 1883

To REACH our world and to LEAD people into a GROWING relationship with Jesus Christ!

First Baptist Church of Houston, Mo., offers a variety of ministries for all ages, ranging from Kidz Church and Student Ministry!!! As well as, 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 our beginning, the church has been active in providing ministries to our community and county. 

At FBC, you will discover people who quickly become family, music that inspires and messages that are uplifting and one can walk away with a better understanding of the Bible and God's truth and love..


About Scripture

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error 
(2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12).

About God

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 1 Pet. 1:23-25; Heb. 4:12)..

About Humanity 

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts (Gen. 1:26-31; Gen. 3:17; Rom. 5:12-21

About Salvation

We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin (Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Rom. 10:13-15; Luke 24:47).

About The Christian Life

We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 12:1-2; 1Thessalonians 5:23; 2
Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18; Hebrews 2:11).

About the Church

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to
the lost world (Acts 15:19).


Baptism in Water

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48;
Romans 6:4).

The Lord’s Supper (Communion)

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes” (John 6:48,51,53-57; Luke 22:19,20; 2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Cor. 11:25).



leadership and Staff

trevor Sudheimer Lead Pastor

Pastor Trevor has been the Lead Pastor for FBC Houston since January 2023. He married his beautiful wife, Sarah, in June 2012. Trevor and his wife both grew up in Houston and absolutely love this community and can not wait to see God do work!!!    


Emily became the Wee Care Director in January 2022.  Emily was born in Birch Tree, MO  She graduated from Houston High in 2011 and then received an Associates Degree in Child Development from MSU in West Plains.  She has been loving and caring for children at Wee Care since June 2011.  She continues to better herself and further her education through childcare trainings.  


Steve Leonard  manages facilities at First Baptist Church, overseeing all aspects of the various buildings, their cleanliness and maintenance.  He is married to Marilyn and has one son and one daughter and a grandson Christian Leonard.