Liberty Baptist Church has not always been known by its current name. Prior to 2006, under the leadership of Pastor Eddie Hague, it was known as Trenton Baptist Temple. Services were held in Trenton across from the Post Office in Brother Eddie's home. Eddie Hague resigned as pastor to tend to his ailing wife, Jeannie. The church soon after hired a young preacher, Joel Basham from Kentucky. The church was reorganized through Victory Baptist Church of Benton, Arkansas. After reorganizing, Trenton Baptist Temple assumed the new name of Liberty Baptist Church and purchased a different building in Trenton behind Eastview Manor Care Center. Pastor Joel Basham served at Liberty for nine years, after which he resigned to enter the field of evangelism. Liberty, as of August 2016, hired a new pastor, Brian Wilson. Pastor Wilson assumed the role of full time pastor the first Sunday of October in 2016.
Brian Wilson was born and raised in Southeast Missouri. He was raised in a Christian home where his dad drove a church bus picking up children, teens, and adults and his mom taught Sunday school. While he was a sophomore in high school, he accepted Christ as his Saviour. The summer prior to his senior year, he responded to the call of God to go into the ministry. He attended Pensacola Christian College after his senior year of high school to study for the ministry and graduated from PCC in 1996.
After graduation, he accepted a teaching position in Ocala, FL, where he met his wife, Heather. After teaching there for three years, they moved to Connecticut where he served as youth pastor, and they both taught in the Christian school. The Wilson's served at Heritage Baptist Church in Wallingford, CT, under the leadership of Dr. Thomas Bish. In the summer of 2016, Liberty Baptist Church invited Pastor Wilson to come and serve as their pastor.
In August 2016, Pastor Wilson accepted the position as pastor of Liberty Baptist Church. Pastor Wilson and his wife Heather, as well as Oliver the family cat, said farewell to Heritage Baptist Church in Wallingford, CT, in September and packed up their belongings and moved to Trenton. The Wilson's have established a home and are putting down roots here in Trenton. Liberty Baptist Church looks forward to working along side its new pastor and his wife. We cannot wait to see what the Lord does at Liberty!
Liberty Baptist Church is located in Trenton Missouri, a small town of approx. 6,000 people. Trenton is surrounded by rolling hills, corn fields, and cows. North Central Missouri College, Trenton High School, Middle School and Elementary School are all within minutes of our church. We are located at 2711 Meadowlark Lane, next to Eastview Manor Care Center, on the north side of town.
We believe that the King James Bible is the perfectly preserved Word of God and it will be the only Bible that will be used in the teaching, preaching, and instructing. We believe that the Holy Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, was written by men divinely inspired and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
II Timothy 3:16-17 Isaiah 8:20 I Thessalonians 5:21 II Peter 1:20-21 Psalm 12:6-7
God the Father
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite intelligent Spirit whose name is JEHOVAH, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and Earth; that He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worth of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
John 4:24 Psalms 83:18 Exodus 15:11 Mark 12:30 Matthew 28:19 John 10:30
Jesus Christ, the Son of God
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
Isaiah 7:14 Luke 1:35 John 1:1-2 Philippians 2:5-8 II Corinthians 5:19-21 Galatians 4:4-5
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling, and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scriptures and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit.
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowal of spiritual gifts to every believer. God uniquely uses evangelists, pastors, and teachers to equip believers in the assembly in order that they can do the work of the ministry.
We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues (see #23) and the gifts of healing, were temporary. We believe that the ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayers of believers for their healing.
John 16:8-11 Romans 8:9; 12:3-8 I Corinthians 1:22; 12:4-14; 13:8; 14:21-22
II Corinthians 3:6 Ephesians 1:17-18; 4:7-12; 5:18 Hebrews 2:4 James 5:13-16
I John 2:20, 27
The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God in holiness under the law of his Maker but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint but choice, being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil, and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin without defense or excuse.
Genesis 1:26-27 Genesis 1:31 Genesis 3:6-24 Isaiah 53:6 Ezekiel 18:19-20 Romans 5:19
Romans 1:20 Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23 Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19
The Way of Salvation
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who, by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature; that being conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, Mary, yet without sin, He honored the divine law by His personal obedience and by His death on the cross made a full atonement for our sins: that, having risen from the dead and ascended to Heaven, He is now enthroned in Heaven exalted at the right hand of the Father, where as our High Priest, He stands as our Intercessor and Advocate and, uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections. He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Saviour.
Ephesians 2:8 John 3:16 Isaiah 53:4-5 Hebrews 7:25 Colossians 2:9 Hebrew 2:18 Acts 1:9
I Peter 1:3-5; 2:24 Acts 2:18-36 Romans 3:24-25 Ephesians 1:7
We believe that a visible church of Christ is a local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, and the exercises the gift, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its only Scriptural officers are bishops or pastors and deacons, who’s qualifications, claims, and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus. We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control.
Matthew 18:17 I Corinthians 1:1-13 I Corinthians 11:2 Matthew 28:20 Acts 2:41-42
I Timothy 3 Titus 1:7-8 Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28 Romans 16:1, 4
I Corinthians 3:9; 5:4-7, 13 I Peter 5:1-4
The Return of Christ
We believe that the end of this age is approaching. We believe in “That Blessed Hope”, the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, Who will rapture His church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. At the end of the Tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return, with His saints, to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel.
Psalm 89:3-4 Daniel 2:31-45 Zechariah 14:4-11 I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18 Titus 2:13
Revelation 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:16
We believe that God has given the Church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ, we must use all available means to go to foreign nations and not wait for them to come to us.
Matthew 28:19-20 Mark 16:15 Luke 24:46-48 John 20:21 Acts 1:8 II Corinthians 5:20