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Some Words that Describe Friends in Faith


We believe that following the Scriptures is vital to being a Biblical church.  So, following the Bible and teaching it in an understandable way is important to us.  Click here to find out what we believe


At Friends in Faith, our main objective is to worship and serve God, not to have the biggest or richest church.  Although no church or person is perfect, we do try to keep our priorities straight.


At Friends in Faith, we don't try gimmicks or have layers of programs.  We just try to worship and serve God, grow spiritually, and love each other.  It's as simple as that!


In a world of "bigger is better," we don't stack up.  But, what we do have is a closeness where everyone can have a relationship with everyone else. 

Our Pastor, Stephen Lee
  • Pastor Steve has been the only pastor Friends in Faith has had.  In 2006, he felt the Lord leading him to start a new church in O'Fallon, resulting in Friends in Faith Baptist.

  • Pastor Steve has pastored churches in Arkansas and Missouri since 1995.

  • A native of New Mexico, Pastor Steve moved to Little Rock, AR to attend the Missionary Baptist Seminary.  There he received Bachelor's Degrees in Theology and Bible Languages, and earned his Master's in Bible language translation.

  • He has been married to Shannon Lee since 1993, and they have two children, Quentin and Mckenzie.


Our Beliefs

To put things simply, we at Friends In Faith believe the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  It is the record that God has left for people to know and follow Him.  However, that simple statement doesn’t give enough information for people to know what we believe the Bible says on spiritual issues.  The following is a brief list of what we believe:

  • We believe that there is one true God who manifests Himself in three co-existent, eternally distinct "persons," the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  • We believe that God authored the entire Bible using men to write it, and it is completely true from Genesis to Revelation.  Therefore, it is the source for what we believe and practice.

  • We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image and they were innocent of any sin.  Adam willingly and knowingly sinned against God and became a sinner as a result.  All people today are sinners by nature because of that act and have fallen short of the glory of God.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ came from above to be a sacrifice for the sins of all humanity.  He died on the cross, was buried, was raised on the third day, and has gone back to be with the Father.

  • We believe that everyone who believes in what Jesus did and repents of their sin finds forgiveness and has eternal life.  This gives the believer a new life with God that can never be lost.

  • We believe that no one can to go to heaven except by believing in Christ.  Although people should do good works, doing them is not a part of salvation.

  • We believe that while on earth Jesus instituted His church, which has always been a local congregation of Scripturally baptized believers.  Jesus has tasked His church with carrying out baptism and the Lord's Supper, and He has left believers here to spread the gospel of salvation.

  • We believe that all believers are called to live lives that glorify God.  As such, we believe we should live our lives with moral purity and love, with Jesus being our Great Example.  We further believe that the Bible should define our sense of morality and not the changing opinions of society.

  • We believe that God has ordained human government and that we should follow its laws unless they conflict with what God commands us to do.  We are thankful that we live in the United States and pray that our civil liberties will remain intact.

  • We believe that Jesus will return one day to complete believers' salvation with the resurrection and the rapture.  He will also return to the earth to judge sin and rule.

For more beliefs, please see the doctrinal statement of the American Baptist Association, with which we proudly associate.

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