our story

On June 16, 1895 six charter members and thirteen individuals who chose to make proclamations of faith and become baptized came together in Linden, Missouri, for the organizational meeting of what would later become Linden Baptist Church. In 1904, land was purchased and the original white frame building was built. A new building, what is now the Sanctuary, was completed in 1957, and in 2003 the current addition of the educational space and Fellowship Hall were finished. In remembering our past and reaching toward our future we must never lose sight of our purpose of sharing the Gospel with the world, and knowing that times may change, facilities may change, people will come and go, but the faithfulness of God to those who seek to follow His leadership will forever remain unchanged.

Vision Statement

To enlarge the kingdom of God by being the presence of Jesus Christ as led by the Holy Spirit in Gladstone, the Northland, and the world.

Statement of Faith

The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God, reliable and authoritative in matters of faith, and the basis of any statement of faith.


Terry Webster

Senior Pastor


Stephen Mattingly

Associate Pastor

of Congregational Life


Karen Roberts

Traditional Worship Leader


Donna Johnson

Choir Director


Kim Lounsbery

Administrative Assistant


Linden Baptist Church

611 NE 69th Street

Gladstone, MO 64118