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ava first southern baptist church

welcome, warmth, peace, love

We welcome you with open arms, we extend the warmth of our fellowship,
we offer peace and goodwill toward all, but most importantly, unconditional love.
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ava first southern baptist church

"you will never hunger or thirst"

We welcome all who hunger and thirst for something more out of life.
 -John 6:35
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ava first southern baptist church

"your weary soul will find rest"

Come! All you who labor and are weighted down with life's heavy burdens.
-Matthew 11:28-30
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ava first southern baptist church

"i am the way, the truth, the life"


The Scriptures also promise, "He who believes in Him will not be disappointed."
-Romans 10:11

About us

Why our church

Ava First Southern Baptist Church is a bible believing church striving to promote family values and healthy relationships.

The First Southern Baptist Church of Ava was organized in December, 1897 by a handful of Christians who began sharing a church building in Ava, Missouri with two other denominations until 1914. On October 1, 1914, the Ava First Southern Baptist Church building was completed across from the current high school in Ava. Then, on April 2, 1961, the current church building located on Johnson Avenue just east of the Ava City Park facilities was completed and the members held their dedication service on that day. The FSBC in Ava, Missouri has enjoyed a reputation of being one of the warmest and friendliest churches in the region. The church campus is complete with a sanctuary that seats approximately 250 persons, has numerous class room facilities for all age groups, a full kitchen with cooking facilities, a basement dining room and meeting room facility, and multiple offices for church staff. The campus is maintained very nicely by the friendly people who have made this church their home fellowship.

We Meet at the Following Times:
Sunday Morning Fellowship at 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship Service at 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Fellowship at 6:00 PM
Wednesday Evening for Dinner at 6:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Fellowship at 6:45PM

Scripture of the Week:

" God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things." Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He." "

-Jesus speaking to the Samarian woman at the well

The Gospel of John, Ch. 4, vss. 24-26 [NKJV]