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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.”

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Please Welcome Reverend Jennifer Schneider!

Reverend Schneider offers a strong administrative background, experience in pastoral care, youth ministry, and currently serves as the President of our Minister’s Council. Reverend Schneider is a native of Overland Park, Kansas. She has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Kansas, and a M.Div. from Central Baptist Seminary. Reverend Schneider has served three congregations in the Central Region: First Baptist Church of Ottawa, KS; First Baptist Church of Overland Park, KS; and First Baptist Church of Stilwell, KS. She is married to John Schneider and they have three grown children. 

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

  • Reverend Jennifer Schneider to be new Associate Executive Minister - The American Baptist Churches of the Central Region is excited to announce that the Reverend Jennifer Schneider has accepted the call to be our Associate Executive Minister.  She offers a strong administrative background, experience in pastoral care, youth ministry, and currently serves as the President of our Minister’s Council.  Reverend Schneider is a native of […]
  • 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 -
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  • 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!”

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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.

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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