Who We Are

Our Mission

Living Stone Baptist is a church full of imperfect people who are trusting in a perfect Savior. Because Jesus Christ has loved us and laid down His life for us, we want to show our love for Him by laying our lives down in service to His kingdom. As a church, we strive to be:

GROUNDED in a relationship with Jesus Christ and the truth of His word (John 3:16; John 14:6; 2 Timothy 3:16);

GROWING in our faith through worship, discipleship, and fellowship with other believers (Acts 2:41-47; Hebrews 10:24-25; Galatians 6:1-10; 2 Timothy 2:2);

GIVING of our time, talents, and treasures (Micah 6:8; Luke 12:13-34; 1 Peter 4:10);

GOING in love with the Gospel to Portageville and the ends of the earth (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).

Our Beliefs

We believe that the triune God has revealed himself to us in the Bible, his inerrant, infallible word which serves as our rule for faith and practice. We believe that while man is a great sinner, Jesus Christ is a great Savior. This Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died as an atoning sacrifice for our sins, and rose from the dead that he might grant eternal life to all who trust him in repentance and faith. We believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, God's people who are called to unite together for worship, fellowship, and mission.

Living Stone is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, a cooperating fellowship of over 40,000 churches across the United States. You can read a more thorough doctrinal statement of our beliefs HERE.

In addition to partnering with the Southern Baptist Convention for worldwide impact, we partner at the state level with the Missouri Baptist Convention, and at the local level with the Southeast Missouri Baptist Association.