First Baptist Church Fort Smith Missions

Missions across the globe and here at home

El Salvador Pavilion

(Above: Completed Pavilion Project In El Salvador | Men’s Building Mission Project 2024)

First Baptist Church Fort Smith is involved in missions across the globe, in North America, and here in Arkansas/Oklahoma in response to Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:18-20 to share the Gospel to the ends of the earth in His Great Commission. Serving as a missionary is a serious matter that should be blanketed in prayer and Christian counsel. To learn more about serving on a mission with FBC, please call our church office and ask to be connected with a Missions Team member.

Some things to consider when answering a call to missions and serving on a mission trip:

  • Have I prayed about this and consulted Christians that I trust?
  • Is this short term or long term service?
  • Do I have the resources needed to undertake a mission, or must I raise resources?
  • (International) Do I already have a passport and have I started learning more about the area I hope to visit?


El Salvador – FBC men went to El Salvador in 2024 for a building mission to assist a church with the construction of a pavilion. This structure is now completed and is used to host church worship services for a group of people who were previously meeting in an unsheltered space, as well as for the area’s community events.

Great Britain – FBC is also directly involved with working alongside a Baptist church in Eynsford, England as it reaches out to a population that has largely fallen away from the faith.

The Jesus FilmGhana and other areas of Africa – Our recent sponsorship with Campus Crusade has created a new translation of The Jesus Film using a dialect spoken by people in Ghana and nearby areas. This is a powerful tool for sharing the Gospel with people in their own language rather than through translators.

Across the globe – FBC has a strong history of supporting the Lottie Moon Missions Offering, which supports the International Mission Board’s activities all over the world. Read more about Lottie Moon and the Lottie Moon Missions Offering

North America:

FBC provides support to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, which is used for missions here in North America, supporting more than 2,900 missionary families serving across the United States and Canada.

Local – Arkansas/Oklahoma:

FBC supports the Dixie Jackson Offering for Arkansas Missions. In addition, members of our FBC team are active in helping other churches in our area with Vacation Bible Schools, Student Ministry projects, (and even sending FBC staff members to lead worship services on Sunday morning now and then).