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. In August 2016, Liberty hired a new pastor, Brian Wilson. Pastor Wilson held the role until the fall of 2020, when he was called away to lead the church of his childhood, in Piedmont, MO. Liberty began praying and seeking a new pastor. After a year, the church was blessed to make contact with Bobby Harrell and his wife out of Topeka, KS. Pastor Bobby Harrell was unanimously voted upon by the church and assumed the position in August of 2021.
Our Pastor grew up in the great Northwest in a Godly home. At age 15, at church camp he called on Christ to forgive his sins and be his Saviour. He followed God’s direction to Oklahoma City and graduated from Heartland Baptist Bible College in 2014. After graduation, he served at South Knollwood Baptist Church as Music Director, under the leadership of Pastor Jeremiah Metsinger. During his ministry in Topeka, Pastor Harrell met his wonderful wife Jamie, and they married in 2018. Through the last few years of his time at Knollwood, the Lord began burdening his heart to preach the Word of God. He visited the church and immediately felt a connection to the people and community at Liberty. On August 1st, 2021 Bobby Harrell began his role as the Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church! We are excited to see God’s hand on the church and are committed to doing the work of the Gospel God has called us to!
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