Welcome to ABCCR

Serving American Baptist churches across Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.


Christian Leadership Training for 10th-12th graders.


“To Provide Resources and Services to Assist, Challenge,

Empower and Represent Local Congregations in Ministry.”

— News & Views —


Central Region welcomes Drs. Diane and Gregg Hemmen.  Gregg Hemmen was installed as ABCCR Executive Minister on Oct. 13 during the ABCCR Annual Meeting.

Read More

The American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS) produced the video below, announcing the Sunday evening preacher for the 2019 Biennial Mission Summit, June 21-23 in Virginia Beach, Va.

About Us

The ABC/CR is a voluntary association of autonomous Baptist churches glorifying God through living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

BRIGHT IDEAS — Helping Others is FUN!

Lizzie asked for socks for her birthday and received more than 600 pairs! She wanted them for Friends of Isaiah Services to the Houseless, an outreach ministry of First Baptist Church of Turner in Kansas City.

Finding Unity Through Faith

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

ABCCR in the News

  • AB Men Website -  American Baptist Men USA website is now up and running! http://www.abmen.org/ABMen
  • Letting Go of Cross Wind - May 6, 2019 Dear Central Region Family, A few weeks ago, I read some words from St. Augustine who said, “God wants to give us something but cannot, because our hands are full – there’s nowhere for God to put it.” At the time, I began to think about a number of different situations where […]
  • ABHMS Network Gathering Event -
  • Associate Executive Minister Opening -
  • Staffing Needs -
  • 2018 Legacy Award - This year’s Legacy Award was presented to Rev. Bill and Carole Cowell of Victory Village, “For showing God’s unconditional, healing love to teenage girls for 50 years!”

AB Women's Ministries Summer Conference








Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

July 2019

Cross Wind- grades 4-6 directed by Morgan Luttrel

July 22 - July 26
Find out more »

January 2020

National Institute for Civil Discourse

January 1, 2020 - January 2, 2020
First Baptist Church Emporia, 807 Constitution
Emporia, 66801 United States
+ Google Map

Glorifying God by pursuing meaningful dialogue through active listening.

Speaker: Theo Brown, Director of Outreach to Faith Based Organizations

Find out more »

Mid Winter Mission Evangelism Event

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Cross Wind Conference Center, 8036 N Hoover Rd
Hesston, KS 67062 United States
+ Google Map
Find out more »
+ Export Events

Missionaries Making an Impact Across the Globe

If your church group is interested in hosting a missionary speaker, contact Carolyn Predmore, ABC/CR Mission Coordinator, 913-897-5554.

Sign up for the ABCCR Network

The ABCCR Network provides information on celebrations and concerns of our American Baptist Churches in the Central Region. The Network also announces region-sponsored programs and events through email. Sign up here.

Growing Healthy Churches to Fulfill Christ’s Mission