About Us

First Baptist Rogers is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The Baptist Faith and Message is a detailed explanation of the biblical beliefs held by Southern Baptists. Our Senior Pastor and Associate Pastors are always available to answer any questions you might have about these statements. This outline of our basic beliefs guides our church by helping to align us with instructions in God's Word, the Bible.

Join us at first connections!

The best way for you to learn more about who we are is to join us for First Connections. This small group setting is a great opportunity for you to meet our Pastor, staff, and learn more about the ministries and mission of First Baptist Rogers. 

First Connections

Dr. Wes George has served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Rogers since 2002.  His primary responsibilities are preaching/teaching God’s Word, praying for the church family, and providing overall directional leadership for the church.

Pastor Wes and his wife Lisa have four sons Jonathan, Caleb, Aaron, and Benjamin.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas, a Master of Divinity, and a Ph. D. in New Testament from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor Wes has served on numerous boards and held various leadership positions on the state and national levels of the Southern Baptist Convention.

He enjoys hunting and sports.

GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Scriptures for reference: Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

MAN

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God´s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.

Scriptures for reference: Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

ETERNITY

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

Scriptures for reference: John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Scriptures for reference: Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

SALVATION

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Scriptures for reference: Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

ETERNAL SECURITY

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.

Scriptures for reference: John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

Scriptures for reference: 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1

THE BIBLE

The Bible is God's word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

Scriptures for reference: 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

The Mission of First Baptist Rogers is to Make Disciples of All the Nations. 

Our mission is our direct response to Matthew 28. Just as Jesus said to His disciples, our desire is to follow that great commission as a church. 

Matthew 28:16-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Great Commission

"But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'”

Come | Connect | Grow | Serve | Go

At First Baptist Rogers, our mission is to make disciples of all the nations. With our mission in mind, we prayerfully consider everything we do through our discipleship process: Come, Connect, Grow, Serve, and Go.

  • We believe the first step, and sometimes the hardest is to come to church. If you're here, you've already started that journey. We encourage you to and invite you to join us for worship on Sunday!
  • Once you come to church, we desire to see you connect with the church and its people. The best way to do this is through our First Connections class and our LIFE Groups.
  • Once you have connected with the church, we want you to grow in spiritual maturity through worship, the study of God's Word, and fellowship with the body of Christ. The best way to do this is through LIFE Groups and midweek studies
  • The next step in spiritual maturity is to serve the church locally and globally as well as the community and ultimately, the world.
  • This brings us to the final part of our process, for you to go on mission. That can be locally in your life every day, at work, with your family, friends, and neighbors. That can also mean engaging on short-term missions locally, nationally, or globally. 

Within our process, we see the calling of every believer and the outpouring of everything we do as a church. Whether you are wanting to find out more about Jesus and the church, are a new believer or are someone who has been a Christian for most of your life, there is a place for you here.

From the teaching of our pastor, studying the Bible in LIFE Groups, rocking little ones in the preschool ministry, and even to the greeting you receive from guest services, we believe everything centers on God's glory and our obedience to Him.