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Welcome to FBCLS

Welcome to First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit. Thanks for stopping by! We hope you find what you are looking for, and we hope you get a glimpse of some of the great ways God is at work. After you check us out online, we would be honored if you would visit us in person. You are always more than welcome at FBCLS!

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Staff Search

First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit is seeking a full-time Minister to Children. To inquire, please send a resume and cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit is a church with 154 years of history, but a willingness to try just about anything to reach new people. Sunday morning attendance averages about 750 people of all ages, with three different worship services. The church’s mission is to love God, love people, and make disciples. The church is committed to making a difference in the lives of people in Lee’s Summit and beyond. FBCLS is part of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri, and it allows its members to designate missions giving through either Southern Baptist Convention or Cooperative Baptist Fellowship channels. The pastor is Dr. Blake McKinney, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Fuller Seminary. The church loves and takes care of its staff. More information about the church can be found at www.fbcls.com.

About our Children's Ministry

We have an active ministry to kids and their families. Sunday mornings include small group and large group experiences using the Orange curriculum. Wednesday evenings during the school year include a creative arts element (led by our worship ministry associate), some Bible training, and recreation time in our church gym. Our kids enjoy Vacation Bible School, camps and retreats, fellowships, and other special activities. In addition to the full time position we seek to fill, our kids are blessed by the leadership of a gifted children's ministry associate and tons of committed volunteers.

About Lee’s Summit

Lee’s Summit is a southeastern suburb of Kansas City. It is a growing city of just over 90,000 with an outstanding public school system. It has a small town feel, but is right next door to all of KC’s cultural, athletic, dining, and shopping opportunities. Lee’s Summit was recently listed as number 27 on Money Magazine’s list of the best places to live. Find more information at cityofls.net, www.lschamber.com, and www.leesummit.k12.mo.us.

About the Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who:
-Loves God and loves people
-Has a passion to see kids and families transformed by the Gospel
-Is creative and willing to try new things to keep ministry fresh
-Is a team player who can work with other leaders in our overall ministry to families
-Is an enthusiastic, energetic "kid magnet"
-Loves to inspire and equip volunteers

Social Media Links

Important Resource for Parents

Are you connected with our children and preschool ministries through social media? If not, you are missing tons of great resources that will help you nurture your kids' faith and continue the conversations they are having at church on Sundays. Here's where you can connect:

Children's Facebook
PreSchool's Facebook
Youth's Facebook

Children's Instagram
PreSchool's Instagram

Children's Twitter
PreSchool's Twitter

Children's Pinterest
PreSchool's Pinterest

Click the links (not the icons) to go to the social media websites.

New Workout Group

New! Workout Time with Childcare


A new workout group will begin on Tuesday, January 21st. This group will meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am to 10am in the FBC Gym. Childcare is available for $10 a month per family. Please contact Carrie Wilke at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information and to register your children for childcare.

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