9:03 am - Sunday School
10:30 am - Sunday Morning Worship
6:00 pm - Adult Bible Study

Our Mission & Vision

At Iola First Baptist Church our purpose is to Love God, Learn His Word, Live for Him, and Light His World. We believe every person is precious to God, has a God-given purpose, and has the potential to be transformed through the power of Jesus Christ. Iola First Baptist Church is about our people; not the building we occupy. We pray you’ll get to know us through our personal testimonial stories. Most of all we pray you’ll get to know the One who has changed our lives.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team consists of five church council members who head up the ministries of Worship (AJ Jones), Fellowship (Opal Beshore), Ministry (Vella Lower), Missions/Evangelism (Terry Sparks), and Discipleship (Barbie Daugharthy). Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and His Word, and that we are to be servant leaders who exalt our Savior.

Church Staff:

Randy Johnson, Senior Pastor
Nicole Schowengerdt, Administrative Assistant
Adie Sparks, Children’s Ministry Director
AJ Jones, Youth & Worship Leader


Southern Baptist Convention
North American Mission Board
International Mission Board
Kansas Nebraska Convention
Flint Hills Baptist Association

Other Links:

Focus on the Family
Family Research Council
Answers in Genesis
Kansas Culture Shield Network
Institute for Creation Research
Wallbuilders (American Christian Historical Roots)
Apologetics (cults and other religions)