Sunday School

Sundays at 9:30AM

Worship Service

Sundays at 10:30AM

Sunday Evening Worship & Bible Study

Sundays at 6:30PM

Youth Group

Sundays at 5:30PM

Midweek Service

Wednesdays at 7:30PM

We Believe:

  • In one true God, eternally existing as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit who are all one in essence and equal in glory.

  • The Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God and is the sole infallible authority for faith and practice.  We affirm verbal plenary inspiration.

  • Mankind was created in the image of God.  Through the disobedience of Adam, all mankind became separated from God and under divine condemnation.  All persons are sinners by nature and by choice and are unable to please God or merit eternal life.

  • Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone with no measure of human works.  That once a person places faith in the finished work of Christ, he/she is born again and has passed from death to life.  We affirm the security of the believer.

  • Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, became incarnate through virgin birth, lived a totally sinless life, died on a cross to pay the full debt of sin for all mankind, rose bodily from the grave and ascended to heaven.

  • The atonement provided by Christ on the cross was sufficient for all the world (1 Jn. 2:2) but is only efficacious for those who respond in faith.

  • Jesus Christ will one day personally gather His elect at the rapture, will reign on the earth in a literal thousand-year kingdom and will judge all men.

  • In a literal heaven as a place of eternal life for all those who have been saved and a literal hell as a place of everlasting punishment for those who have rejected Christ.


The mission of the church is to exalt Jesus Christ, evangelize those who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus, establish believers firmly in the faith and extend tangible ministries to the community.

Clink Here for the full 1963 Baptist Faith and Message.

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Rev. Keith Gibson was raised in a very liberal church and came to know Christ after attending an apologetics conference with Josh McDowell.

Rev. Gibson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University, and has received a Master’s of Arts in Religion from Liberty University. He is presently pursuing a Doctor of Arts in Theology at Trinity Seminary.

He is ordained in the Southern Baptist Church (SBC) and has served in vocational Christian service for 20 years in 5 different churches. He is the founding pastor of Word of Life Community Church. He has spoken at conferences throughout the Midwest and lectured at the EMNR conference. He has also authored numerous articles and is a charter member of the International Society of Christian Apologetics.

Keith has been married to Doreen over 20 years. They have five children.


Matthew Rinehart serves as Word of Life Community Church’s Youth Pastor and has held the position since 2018. Matthew has lived in Missouri his whole life, living in Joplin, Nevada, St. Joseph, and now Kansas City. Matthew grew up in a Christian home and gave his life to Jesus at a young age.

Throughout his life, Matthew’s been blessed to be involved in multiple ministries. He’s spent several summers at God’s Mountain Youth Camp in Rushville, Missouri as a staff member, cabin counselor, and intern. Matthew loves taking opportunities to preach from the Word of God and has filled the pulpit on many occasions at various churches in northwest Missouri. In college, Matthew was on staff at the Baptist Student Union at Missouri Western State University, leading Bible studies and making disciples on campus.

Matthew has a Communications degree from Thomas Edison State University and is presently working on his Masters of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.

Matthew lives with his wife Grace, a cardiovascular ICU nurse, who also spends time pouring into the church’s youth.