Welcome to IBC. We're so happy you're here.

About Us

Loving God and embracing His word. Loving People and engaging our world

 Immanuel has been in the heart of Independence for more than 75 years.  We are a neighborhood church that takes seriously our mission to make Jesus known as we make disciples and make our community noticeably better.  We seek to be planted firmly in the fidelity of scripture and immersed in our community.  While we are not a young church, we are committed to a new path of revitalizing our church for God's glory and our joy. 

What do we believe?

We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God. It is the final authority for faith and practice, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed. 

2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Matthew 5:18, John 16:12

What is our core value?

We seek to bring glory to God in all things. In other words: to make much of God to the world. We preach, teach, serve, evangelize and disciple all for His glory and our joy. 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Join us for morning worship every Sunday at 10:20am

Wednesday Activities:

Prayer Meeting, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Youth, Young Adults, Children's Activities, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Immanuel Baptist Church

112 West 23rd Street, Independence, Missouri 64055, United States




Worship Services

Join us for worship every Sunday at 10:20am

Prayer Meeting

Join us for Prayer Meeting and pastry fellowship every Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30pm

IBC: Youth Group


Our youth ministry exists to reach out in the community, and to meet its needs; to show others God's love without ceasing, and to grow them in their faith.

IBC: thrive

 This college-age ministry is designed for college and 20-somethings. The teaching is applicable to your stage of life as you encounter some of the most life-determining decisions and changes. 

IBC: serves

 Here at IBC our mission is simple: share Jesus' love through meeting the needs of others. This ministry is designed to meet your needs.  

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Join us for our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner! Thanksgiving Day we will be serving all the fixin's, and you don't need to bring a single thing besides friends and family. We cherish spending this holiday with you each year. For info about volunteering and/or making a donation, send us an email at cindy.ibc@att.com

Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is open every Friday 10am-Noon. For information, contact our office. You will need to bring:  *Photo I.D. *Social Security for family members (not kept on file) *Proof of Address--must live in zip codes 64050, 64052,64053,64054,64055  *Income documents 

School Supply Giveaway

Join us for our annual School Supply Giveaway in August. For details, contact our church office.

Sunday School

Join us for Sunday School! All ages welcome. Every Sunday from 9am-10am.


Be a part of our Woman's Missionary Union group. Contact church office for information on getting involved. 

Children's Church

We offer Children's Church during normal worship services on Sunday mornings. 


Need prayer? We would love to pray for you. Click the link below and let us know how we can pray for you. If you have other needs that can be met, please contact our church office so we can discuss those needs.