CBF Heartland began as the Baptist Fellowship of Missouri in 1991 and changed to CBF of Missouri in 1992, reflecting our connection to the newly-formed Cooperative Baptist Fellowship organization. We became CBF Heartland in January 2013. The name change reflects our inclusive spirit, as we now welcome churches and individuals from 12 Midwestern states into our network.
As Cooperative Baptists, our core purpose is to partner in renewing God’s world. God calls and equips us to spread the hope of Jesus Christ to the least evangelized, most marginalized people on earth. Whether we’re feeding the hungry, lifting up the voiceless, digging for water or helping families get back on their feet after a disaster, we and those with whom we minister experience renewal.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is living into the same attributes that its founders instilled over 30 years ago. We strive to be Christ-like, innovative, authentic and global. We aspire to raise the bar on excellence with inspiring partnerships, ministries and missions, and like our partner-congregations, we are committed to being diverse — hearing and respecting different perspectives.
CBF Heartland is governed by a Coordinating Council made up of women and men from churches across the Heartland. The Council represents the geographic, gender and generational diversity of the Fellowship.
Moderator: Matt Vandagriff, Kirkwood, MO
Moderator Elect: Michael McEntyre, Columbia, MO
Vice-Moderator: Laurel Cluthe, Kansas City, MO
Treasurer: Charles Cantrell, Mountain View, MO
Cody Creel, Hamilton, MO
Tamara Everly, Liberty, MO
Daniel Gregor, Springfield, IL
Leslie Stith, North Kansas City, MO
CBF Heartland staff members serve Christians and churches across the central United States, including Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Coordinator: Jeff Langford
Office Manager: Ellen Gregory
Alpha Omega Worship Church, Indianapolis, IN
Chandler Baptist Church, Liberty, MO
Dayspring Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO
Englewood Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO
ESIC Baptist Church, Edwardsville, IL
First Baptist Church, Blue Grass, IA
First Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau, MO
First Baptist Church, Columbia, MO
First Baptist Church, Edwardsville, IL
First Baptist Church, Hamilton, MO
First Baptist Church, Independence, MO
First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, MO
First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit, MO
First Baptist Church, Smithville, MO
First Baptist Church, Wood River, IL
Holmeswood Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO
Kirkwood Baptist Church, Kirkwood, MO
Linden Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO
Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church, Columbia, MO
Little Brushy Baptist Church, Wappapello, MO
Memorial Baptist Church, Columbia, MO
Overland Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO
Second Baptist Church, Liberty, MO
Speedway Baptist Church, Speedway, IN
Third Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO
University Baptist Church, Bloomington, IN
University Heights Church, Springfield, MO
Webster Groves Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO
To locate CBF churches nationwide, visit CBF’s church locator map.