Independent, Unaffiliated, Missionary, KJV

Our History

The first steps:

In 1984, missionary Joe Watson was sent by the Victory Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas, and her pastor Bro. Buddy Bryant, to establish an independent Baptist church in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He arrived in the late spring of that year, and found a suitable building at the corner of 11th and Robberts in which to begin the work. The building was small and cold, but with some work, was used for the meeting needs of the mission. In the fall of that year, a foundation was poured for an addition to the building which would house classrooms and a church office. The addition was completed the following spring.

Our group was small, but our hope was great, and we began to see growth in the work. We moved a trailer onto the property in which the Watsons lived until they left in the spring of 1986. Bro. Watson and his wife have both moved on to glory and have no need of an earthly home now.

The church was organized in March of 1986, and a week after the organization, Bro. Barry Farnsworth was ordained to be the first pastor of the church. Bro. Farnsworth is still the church’s pastor, and the church celebrated its 30th anniversary in March of 2016.

After being flooded out twice at our initial location, the church , in 1996, purchased five acres of property approximately two miles south of town. In 1997, we moved the old building to the new property. It took a while to improve the buildings and get it set up, but we eventually had our new building with its new entrance, and a new single-wide mobile home on the property. We met in the mobile home while the church building was being finished.