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Our Ministries



We offer Sunday School classes every Sunday morning at 9:15am for children of all ages. These classes aim to instill a foundational understanding of Jesus and the Gospel through Bible stories and fun activities.

Four and 5 year olds meet on the first floor of the Education building. Classes for 1st through 3rd graders and 4th through 6th graders meet on the second floor. 

Children 3 years old and younger can be cared for in our preschool and nursery department.


Every Wednesday night at 6:00pm, our children meet in the Family Life Center for our 180 children's ministry. 180 is a time of worship, Bible study and games specifically designed to teach exciting biblical truth to kids K-5th grade.

Summer Camp

Each summer our children attend a Children's Camp that is usually for grades 2nd-6th.



Students 6th through 12th grade meet for a Bible study each Sunday morning in the Youth Room at 9:15am located in the basement of the Education building.

Our youth leadership is passionate about challenging students to apply God's Word to every aspect of their lives.


On Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm, students also meet in the Youth Room for a meal and a time of biblical teaching and fellowship.

Summer Camp


Our students attended MFuge Camp each summer.  We have attended camp at Belmont University in Nashville, University of Mobile (Mobile, AL), Union University in Jackson, TN, as well as in Orlando, FL and Ridgecrest, NC.



We offer several classes for adults on Sunday mornings, all at 9:15am. There is a Young Adult class for young singles or married couples and our New Beginnings class for median aged adults. Both of these classes meet on the second floor of the Education Building.

Those in their 50s and 60s, as well as senior adults, meet every Sunday morning in their own classes as well. They meet on the first floor of the Education building.

There is also a Women's Class that meets in a classroom just outside the sanctuary.

These groups are built to complement and expand upon our corporate Sunday morning worship. Each class provides a time of intentional fellowship and prayer. We believe this lays the foundation for building a supportive and loving family in Christ.


On the third Wednesday of each month, our XYZ senior adult ministry meets for lunch and a special time of encouragement and community. This might involve guest speakers, trips to local concerts and restaurants or other outings.

For more information, contact the church office at (870) 295-9131).

Also, on Wednesday mornings, there is a Women's Bible Study group that meets at 10:30am in the Family Life Center. For more information, contact BJ McClendon or the Church Office.



Our adult choir leads Sunday morning worship and performs musicals during special services throughout the year. They meet on Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

Our Team




Steven began serving as our senior pastor in August of 2020. Prior to coming to FBC Steven served in various capacities in two other churches in Arkansas.  Pastor Steven accepted Jesus as Lord in June of 1995 and is passionate about seeing people come to faith in Christ, proclaiming the Word of God in such a way as to edify and equip the church, and taking the gospel to places where it has never been before. Steven holds a B.A. in Christian Ministries from Williams Baptist University and a Master of Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Steven and his wife Angie have three boys and enjoy spending time outdoors, watching football, and drinking coffee. 

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Bro. Steve began serving FBC Marianna as Associate Pastor of Music and Students in February 2010. Steve received his Bachelor of Church Music degree from Ouachita Baptist Univeristy and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting degree from the University of Oklahoma. He previously served in Springdale, Arkansas. Bro. Steve is passionate about working with students and leading the church in true worship. Over the past 35 years, he has served churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Indiana. Steve and his wife, Sherry, have a son, Garrett (24) and daughter-in-law, Logan (24), and a daughter, Faith (21) who is a senior in college. 

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What we believe.

About God

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

About the Gospel

The heart of the gospel is the good news that Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead. What makes this good news is that Christ’s death accomplished a perfect righteousness before God and suffered a perfect condemnation from God, both of which are counted as ours through faith alone, so that we have eternal life with God in the new heavens and the new earth

About the Bible

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

To read our statement of faith in detail please click here.