FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

HEBER SPRINGS

ABOUT US

We exist for one primary reason, to lead people to know Jesus. Whether it is in our worship services, small groups, or service to our community, we strive to honor and glorify God alone. 

 

We are a church for every generation. We believe it is through fellowship with other believers that one finds a community that leads us to grow closer to God and closer to one another. We come together to study the Word of God and find discipleship to live as Christ lived.

 

We believe it is through the community of the church that we are able to meet the needs of those who live in Heber Springs. We seek to reach beyond our walls to the lost and broken. 

WHO WE ARE

LOVE GOD

As people of God, we first seek a relationship with God. We cannot earn salvation through our own efforts but solely trust in the work of Jesus on the cross for our salvation. Second, we seek to live a life pleasing to Him through obedience to His Word.

SERVE OTHERS

Our second priority is to serve others within our fellowship here at First Baptist Church. We are commanded to love one another, pray for one another, carry one another's burdens, and build one another up. We strive to obey these commands here at First Baptist Church.

REACH THE LOST

God established the church with a mission to make disciples of all nations. Here at First Baptist Church, we want to be the light of Jesus to our community of Heber Springs and Cleburne County. We also reach beyond our community to our nation and the world with the gospel of Jesus.

OUR MINISTRY STAFF

Dr. Emil Turner

Interim Pastor

Dr. Turner has been the Inerim Pastor since August of 2021, leading our church until we find a new pastor. He began ministry in 1973 with Campus Crusades for Christ, pastored several churches, served as the Executive Director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention for 17 years, and has served as Interim Pastor for 12 churches. He is married to Patty.

Jim Cordes

Associate Pastor

Jim came to FBC first as a member and then was brought onto staff in July 2021. He has been in ministry since 2004, served 2 churches in Alabama as Youth Pastor, and graduated with an MDIV and Ph. D. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Before beginning at FBC, Jim trained pastors in Ecuador and Kenya. He is married to Emily and has 3 children.

Cody Robinson

Student Pastor

Cody came to FBC in May of 2021 as the Student Pastor. He graduated from Williams Baptist University in 2012 and has served as the Student Pastor at churches in Arkansas and Tennessee. He is married to Anna and has one child and they are expecting another child soon!

Glenn Herring

Interim Worship Pastor

Glenn came to serve as the Interim Worship Pastor in January of 2022. He has led worship in several churches and served as a missionary with the North American Mission Board for 5 years.

LOVE GOD  |  SERVE OTHERS  |

REACH THE LOST