Announcements and upcoming events

Look below for GCBA church activities, upcoming mission opportunities, and on going meetings.  If you see something that is not listed that should be, please email Preston Thompson, DOM, at  

  • Executive Board Meeting

    The Executive Board Meeting for GCBA will be on August 15th at 6:45pm at FBC Vandalia.  

    If you are not sure about who is on this Board from your church, you can find that information on the Executive Board page of this email.

  • Change in Address

    The new GCBA address will be

    Grand Crossings Baptist Association

    5301 County Road 220

    Kingdom City, MO 65262

    Please continue to send your monies to our treasurer

    Bryce Kristofferson at

    GCBA Treasurer

    816 Breckenridge

    Mexico, MO 65265

  • Monthly Pastors Fellowship

    The first Tuesday of each month all pastors are encouraged to meet together for lunch at 12pm.  This is a time of fellowship with other brothers who are also in the trenches of ministry.  It is not designed as a program or with much structure.   The location changes each month and is decided by the pastors in attendance at the previous months gathering.

    Carpool is always the best for fellowship and cost effectiveness.

  • Annual Meeting

    Please mark your calendars for the GCBA Annual Meeting on September 22nd-23rd at Union Hill Baptist Church in Holts Summit.  This again will be a two day meeting with reports, worship, and messages starting Friday Night and ending around supper time on Saturday.

    This year we will be hosting a Spiritual Disciplines Conference with guest speaker, Dr. Don Whitney.

    Donald S. “Don” Whitney


    Don Whitney has been Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY since 2005. Before that, he held a similar position (the first such position in the six Southern Baptist seminaries) at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO, for ten years. He is the founder and president of The Center for Biblical Spirituality.

    Don grew up in Osceola, Arkansas where he came to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He was active in sports throughout high school and college, and worked in the radio station his dad managed.

    After graduating from Arkansas State University, Don planned to finish law school and pursue a career in sportscasting. While at the University of Arkansas School of Law, he sensed God's call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He then enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1979. In 1987, Don completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and later a Ph.D. in theology at the University of the Free State in South Africa.

    Prior to his ministry as a seminary professor, Don was pastor of Glenfield Baptist Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), for almost fifteen years. Altogether, he has served local churches in pastoral ministry for twenty-four years.

    He is the author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (NavPress, 1991/2014), which has a companion discussion guide. He has also written How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian? (NavPress, 1994), Spiritual Disciplines within the Church (Moody Press, 1996), Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health (NavPress, 2001), Simplify Your Spiritual Life (NavPress, 2003), Praying the Bible (Crossway, 2015), and Family Worship (2006; Crossway 2016). His hobby is restoring and using old fountain pens.

    Don lives with his wife Caffy in their home near Louisville. She regularly teaches a class for seminary wives, works from their home as an artist, muralist and illustrator and enjoys gardening and beekeeping. The Whitneys are parents of Laurelen Christiana.

    Don's blog and website address is

    He’s on Twitter @DonWhitney and on Facebook as Don Whitney.

Colossians 3:12 - “Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”