Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: Love God & Love People.

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself."  Matthew 22:36-39

We pray that everyone would have an encounter with the Lord, be equipped as a believer, and have a heart for evangelism. We want to be laser-focused in our efforts to make that vision a reality. Therefore, every ministry at Forks will be done in an effort to foster the vision through corporate worship, discipleship, life groups, prayer meeting, and service projects creating deeper relationships with the Lord, with the church, and with the community.

Who We Are

We are a growing church with a warm, loving spirit. We are not a perfect church, but we serve a perfect God. On our sign it says we are "A Church For Everyone" because we are a church ministering to all different types of people. Everyone is welcome in this church, no matter where they come from. We see the church as a family. We accept people where they are and trust God to change them, being fully aware that only a conversion by Jesus Christ can fully change a life.

Where We Come From

Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church was first established in 1788. Back then, it was common for settlers to name their churches after landmarks, such as creeks, valleys and rivers. From our original location the closest, most significant landmark was the Forks of Elkhorn. That’s how we got the name and we’ve kept it ever since, even though we are no longer near the Forks of Elkhorn or even in the same county where the Forks is located.

Since its founding in 1788, the Forks congregation has met in 8 different meeting houses, in 5 different locations, in three different counties, in two states, and surviving two fires along the way.

The Chapel or "Little Church" on Duckers Road was built in 1943. In 2003, Forks outgrew the “Little Church” and moved to its present location, directly across the street.

Where We're Headed

Every step along the way we have done our best to move forward in faith, keeping in step with the Holy Spirit. In 2014 we were blessed to add a recreation center, children's wing, and music and student areas on to our main building. One of our favorite sayings is "The Best Is Yet To Come!" We truly believe that God has even greater things in store for this church and for us who are believers.

What This Means For You

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the Forks Family.

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