Elm Street Baptist Church is located approximately 2 miles south of Charleston, MO (on Highway 105).
From I-57 S., take exit 10
Turn left (south) at top of ramp
We are situated about 1/2 mile past prison on the left (east).
Who We Are
Here at ESBC, our goal is to exalt the savior, equip the saints, and evangelize the sinners. We strive to help you grow; first in your relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, secondly with each other as brothers and sisters functioning as the body of Christ, and thirdly, to reach out to the people, sharing the gospel and the love of Jesus with those around us.
Whether you are single, married, young or old, there is a place for you at Elm Street Baptist Church! From our family to yours, welcome to the Elm Street Church Family.
We are self-governing and self supporting. The head of the church is the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice. It is our desire to be a true New Testament church. At Elm St Baptist Church, we have one message - the message of the Lord Jesus Christ, and one ministry - the ministry He has given us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on the profession of faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation od our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment, to avoid all tattling, and backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, destructive drugs or intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to shun pornography; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the Kingdom of our Savior,
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love' to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.