Visiting a church can be a scary experience!

But at White Drive Baptist Church,

                         Here's why.

you can relax.                     

1. None of us "have it all together."

That's probably why we make such a close family, because we're all sort of "limping through life" and growing in grace.

2. We're not evaluating you.

When you walk in, we're glad to see you! Don't worry about having to "measure up" or "fit in." None of us really measure up, and we're all very different. Our family is very diverse, so fitting in isn't an issue.

3. We're not very religious.

Sounds strange coming from a "church." Honestly, religion has let a lot of people down. Religious structures and systems are confusing and complicated – and disconnected from real life. We would love to help you move from "religion" into an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.

4. We speak plain English.

We worship Jesus, we believe and study the Bible, we encourage each other – and we do it all in terms you'll understand and be able to connect to your everyday struggles in life.

5. We believe and teach what the Bible actually says and why it matters.

No pointless tradition, no archaic languages, no "droning" irrelevant lectures, no pious arrogance. We open the Bible and apply it to real life in the 21st century – and it makes a BIG difference!

6. A lot of us are new.

Many in our church family are new in recent months! We're all getting to know each other and finding our place in this growing body of loving, Christian friends.

7. We really are just regular, friendly people.

"Religious" people often come off contrived, artificial, and argumentative. You won't find that at White Drive Baptist Church. We're like you – working hard, exhausted, trying to make ends meet, fighting for healthy relationships, trying to make sense of a hopeless culture, looking for encouragement, and glad to have some good friends who also have faith in Jesus Christ.


Expect a friendly, grace-filled culture.

Guests usually say, “Wow, I’ve never been to a church like this…”


Expect some help along the way.

Greeters will welcome you and help you find classes and nurseries.

Expect to find a place where you fit.

Your family or friends will find a class or LifeGroup designed just for them! Nurseries, children’s ministries, student ministry, and LifeGroups are all well-planned and prepared so that your Sunday is well invested into personal growth and biblical encouragement.

Expect meaningful worship.

At White Drive Baptist Church, we worship Jesus. The music is meaningful, enjoyable, and refreshing. Our goal is worship, not entertainment, and we believe the music will touch you deeply.

Expect a practical Bible message.

Our pastor will teach through a practical series that applies God’s wisdom to everyday life situations. The Bible has a lot of the answers you’ve been longing for, and it’s critical for your journey through life.


Expect to be impacted for the better.

Our goal is simple — to love you and encourage you. Whatever you’re facing, wherever you come from, whatever decisions you are up against, God’s Word, God’s grace, and God’s love through the person of Jesus Christ will make a massive difference. Honestly, you’ve never been so loved!


Whether you have a church background or not, you’ll feel welcomed and at home at White Drive Baptist Church. Every week, new guests are visiting for the first time — many of them would not call themselves Christians or even “religious.” Many of them are burnt out on religion and secularism. Religion tells us to “be good enough” to please God — that’s hopeless. Secularism tells us “there is no God, so life itself is meaningless and hopeless.” Well, Jesus presents the only hopeful answer!


Whether you believe in Jesus or not — have an open mind, come hear God’s Word taught clearly and practically. Investigate who Jesus really is and discover what most religions never tell you about the Bible. Come experience grace in action, and discover the hope that God offers through a relationship, not a religion!

We look forward to welcoming you this Sunday!









445 White Drive

Batesville, AR 72501

Frequently Asked Questions

What times are the services?

Sunday School – 10 am Sunday Morning – 11 am Sunday Evening – 5 pm Wednesday Evening – 6:30 pm

What do you have for my kids?

We have a nuber of things for kids. On Sunday mornings at 10, there are classes for every age group. These classes are filled with fun, memory verses, and a Bible lesson fit for the kids. Below are the classes for each age group. Tiny Treasures – 0-24 months old Little Learners – 2-3 year-olds Preschool Pals – 4-5 year-olds Travelers – Kindergarten-2nd grade girls Builders – Kindergarten-2nd grade boys Navigators – 3rd-6th grade girls Adventurers – 3rd-6th grade boys Glow – 7th-9th grade Ignite – 10th-12th grade There are also LifeGroup classes for adults to be a part of at 10 am. Click here for more info on LifeGroups. In the Student Center at 11 am, we have an exciting class with games, songs, and a Bible lesson. Our kids are taught the importance of love and respect for God and others. Wednesday evenings we have TeamKid, an exciting hour of games, Bible lessons, arts/crafts, snack, and more for kids four years-old through the 6th grade. This starts at 6:30 pm. For the 7th-12th grade, we have Youth Alive, starting at 5:25 pm. It is filled with games, songs, and excitement, but also including a challenge from the word of God fit for the teenagers of today. If you have any questions, contact our student pastor, Tad Legros, at

What should I wear?

There is not a dress code at White Drive Baptist Church for members or guests. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress; however, our main goal is that you would feel welcome and comfortable on your visit here at White Drive Baptist!

Where is the church?

Our church is located at 445 White Drive, Batesville, AR 72501, near the Independence County Fair grounds. Click here for directions to our church.

How long are the services?

Our services typically last a little over one hour.

Am I expected to give financially?

No. We don't invite you to White Drive Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.

What does your church believe?

Click here to find out what we believe.

Do you offer counseling?

The Bible is an extremely powerful book. It has answers and practical applications for any situation you might be facing, and at White Drive Baptist Church, it is our desire to help you apply Bible truths to your everyday life. Some of the best and most helpful counseling you can receive is from Pastor Longo's weekly preaching services. From these messages you will learn what the Bible says, why it's important, and how to apply it to your life. If you live in the Batesville area and have a specific need that you would like to speak to pastor or a counselor about, we would love to hear from you and schedule a time to meet your needs. White Drive Baptist would love to help you with biblical principles for marriage, family, finances, and other spiritual needs. You can email us, or call the church offices at 870.698.1211.