Our Mission & Vision

The mission of First Baptist Church Spurger is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations. We are affiliated with the SBC, the SBTC, and the SNBA.
For more information about our beliefs please visit: http://www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Cole Clark, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, I have a passion for teaching the Word of God. This is done primarily through expositional sermons that seek to explain God’s Word in a way that is understandable and applicable. I believe that the best way to understand a passage is within its own context and as such believe in preaching through books of the Bible so that the whole counsel of God is expounded. I am a husband to a wonderful wife and a father to three wonderful children. I very much look forward to getting to know you and your family!


Dustin White, Associate Pastor of Youth & Missions Pastor

As Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church Spurger I believe the LORD has led me with a vision and a purpose. In student ministry God has called me to make disciples of students that will make disciples of Jesus Christ. On the mission field, God has lead me to pursue the aiding and equipping of the church to be able reach out and love their neighbors as God has loved them, we will pursue this by serving people in the local community all the way to witnessing to foreign countries taking the Word of God to the ends of the earth. I am blessed with a wonderful family with a beautiful wife and an amazing daughter. We are excited to be here at Spurger and ready to grow and love the community around us.

John Olson, Worship & Music MInister

Because of the diversity of our church family, music at First Baptist Church is an equal blend of traditional church hymns, choruses, and Gospel songs and familiar contemporary anthems, songs and choruses. Rather than try to create a worship “experience”, we strive to prepare hearts and minds for the preaching of God’s Word. Music is selected carefully to ensure that it is Scriptural and not overly secularized. If God has blessed you with musical talent there is surely a way for your talent to be used here at First Baptist Church.