Agape Baptist Church | Home of Agape Boarding School | An Independent Baptist Church in Stockton, Missouri | Call 417-276-7215
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Agape Baptist Salvation plan

How to know Heaven is your eternal home:

*Realize that we are all sinners:
"For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:23

*Understand the price for sin:
"The wages of sin is death."
-Romans 6:23a

*Know that Jesus died for you:
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
-Romans 5:8

*Jesus death paid the price:
"...but, the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
-Romans 6:23b

*Trust Jesus as your Saviour:
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
-Romans 10:13


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James Clemensen-Senior Pastor: Pastor Clemensen, is the Senior Pastor at Agape Baptist Church. He is also the founder/administrator of Agape Boarding School in Stockton Missouri Mr. Clemensen has served in these ministries since 1990.


Frank Burton-Co-Pastor: Pastor Burton came to Agape Baptist Church from Boeke Road Baptist Church in Evansville, Indiana, where he was an assistant pastor for 10 years. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri with a Bachelor's degree in Theology. He has a Master's in Education and a Doctor of Education degree from Carolina University of Theology.

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Joe Grande-Administrative Director/Co-Pastor: Pastor Grande came to Agape Baptist Church from Bakersfield, California, where he pastored a church that he started 23 years ago. He graduated in 1986 from Hyles Anderson College with a bachelor's degree in Theology. Pastor Grande has been a friend to the ministry of Agape since it was established in 1990.Pastor Grande will be preaching in chapel on Tuesdays, preaching for the Sunday evening services, and also will be overseeing our outreach ministry.


Bill Lystlund-Co Pastor: Pastor Lystlund worked in the construction industry until surrending to full time ministry in 1980. He attended Oklahoma Baptist College and graduated in 1984 with a degree in Theology. After 33 years of traveling as an Evangelist and pastoring a church, he felt God was leading him to the ministries at Agape Baptist Church. In December of 2013 he became Co-Pastor of Agape Baptist church. Pastor Lystlund also has a Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Faith Baptist Schools of Theology.

Agape Baptist Church

Agape Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church. We are located in Stockton, Missouri. Agape Baptist Church is also the home of Agape Boarding School