First Baptist Church

Who We Are

Making much of Jesus

First Baptist Church is a local Baptist (SBC) church in Elsberry, MO.


Sam  Byers

Sam Byers
Lead Pastor/Staff Elder

First Baptist Elsberry is an elder-led, congregational church. The church has two elders, but only one of them is employed by the church. Sam Byers is the elder on staff and serves as the lead or primary preaching pastor. Sam served as a youth minister at churches in Illinois and Missouri and as a church planter in Missouri before receiving the call to pastor at First Baptist. Sam has been married to Margaret for 11 years. They have five children (three biological and two adopted) and a foster child.


401 North 5th Street
PO Box 108
Elsberry, MO 63343

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