Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life - we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about McCarthy Baptist Church.

Some key information about the church...


Where & when does the church meet?

McCarthy Baptist meets every Sunday at 10:30 am for our Sunday morning worship service. It's generally good to arrive 10 or 15 minutes early so that you can find your seat for the worship service.  If you wish to arrive earlier the first time you come to McCarthy, every week we serve a hot breakfast at 8:30 am followed by Bible study in our fellowship groups at 9:00 am.

We meet at the church building. The address is:

McCarthy Baptist Church
2710 South Belt Highway

St. Joseph, MO  64503

You can see a map on our contact us page. 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will recieve a very warm welcome from everyone.  Our greeters will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go. There will be approximately 30 minutes of singing with an opportunity for people to greet one another.  The pastor will give a message from God's Word and give people an opportunity to respond at the end of the service.  If you have questions or would like to get to know us better, the pastor and church members are always available to visit after the service.

What happens to my children at church?

We have a fantastic program for children at McCarthy Baptist for ages 0-12. Nursery and preschool aged children may go to the nursery located on the lower level of the church as soon as you arrive at McCarthy.  Older children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we sing together for the first part of the worship service. Someone will announce when the children may leave the sanctuary and go to children's church (a service that's designed just for kids!).  The first time your children go to children's church you will need to go with them for a few minutes to register them.

Your middle school and high school aged youth may sit with you during the worship service or join our youth group who generally sit together at the front of the sanctuary.

For more information about what is available for your children at McCarthy please visit the relevant age group for your children under the "Church Life" link.

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!

You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them.

Please feel free to contact us by phone or email.  If we're not available immediately, we'll get back to you as soon as possible!