The First Baptist Church of Aurora, Missouri was organized in November of 1870 at the Liberty School House just northwest of town. It appears that this Church was formed from lettered-off members of other congregations. On September 11, 1871, the Aurora Baptist Church reported in their first letter to the Association that they had received 57 members by letter.
They came principally from the old Baptist society of Buck Prairie which had been in existence since 1842. The building of the Buck Prairie Church had burned. since they had no building, they decided to grant letters to all worthy members. This was done in October, 1870.
The membership built the first house of worship in 1879 at the northeast corner of Jefferson Avenue and College Street in Aurora where it remained until 1951.
In 1951 the church moved to the present location at the corner of Locust and Jefferson Avenue. The second unit was completed in 1953. It provided for a nursery department and library. The next unit to be built was the main educational and recreational building, finished in 1956. It included a modern kitchen, dining room with recreational facilities, and several new assembly rooms and classrooms.
In 1964 the last addition was completed. It contained a large number of assembly and class rooms, provided quarters for the music ministry and included several needed changes in the former building.
In 2002, renovation of the church sanctuary was completed. It included new pews, sound system, larger stage, pulpit, lobby furniture, as well as, renovation to the walls, baptistry, stained glass windows, ceiling, and floors.
We have many ongoing mission projects through Women on Mission, but we also have a church sponsorship with the Philippines.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God and the sole basis of any Doctrine of Faith. We subscribe to the statement of faith as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000 and published under the title, "The Baptist Faith and Message." We join together as a body of baptized believers in order to Love God, Love Others and Light the World.