Westview Southern Baptist Church

What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and that His Word is the basis for our faith.
We believe that the church is to be comprised of a body of believers in Jesus Christ.
We believe in a literal death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior and we believe that He will return at God’s appointed time to call His bride home.

Who We Are

In October 1960 Gerald and Ermal Locke, Home Mission Board Missionaries drove through Chanute. They observed at that time the area was a mission field ripe unto harvest.

The Lockes worked with two summer missionaries in the summer of 1961. They did a telephone survey indicating 11 percent of those called would like to attend a Southern Baptist Church.

February 1962 Gerald and the pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Coffeyville, KS visited Chanute. The Mahon Morley family agreed to hold the first fellowship in their home. At the first meeting, two people became members of the fellowship.

In June 1962, the Southern Baptist Mission held its first public worship service in the Seventh Day Adventist Church Building. In August, a 3-story house was rented and classes were held on all three floors.

In October that year, the group purchased 3 acres on South Plummer with a $1,000 grant from the Home Mission Board and $6,000 in borrowed money. At the time, Westview Chapel was the name chosen for the mission. God supplied the needs for the groundbreaking that took place July 1963.

November 1, 1963 church services were held. On Dedication Day, December 1, 1963, 94 persons attended.

Westview with a long history of doing so, still desires to have a strong witness for Christ in Chanute.


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