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Join us for worship at 189 Locust St

We usually meet for worship at Platteview High School in the auditorium, but for graduation (May 19th)  we will be meeting at our building in Springfield. Once we’re back at the school, park in the North lot and enter the school through the activities entrance.

Sunday Service: 10am

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Wednesday kids’ table at 6pm

Wednesday Youth group at 7pm

Wednesday events remain at

189 Locust St. 

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Welcome to Springfield Baptist Church

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Our History

Springfield Baptist Church was planted by FBC Bellevue. We were established in 2012 by a small group of families in Springfield who wanted to see a Baptist church in our immediate community, and partner with other churches in the area on mission to see the truth of Jesus Christ spread through Omaha.

For ten years, we labored to see the Gospel go out in Springfield. We were faithfully served by a handful of different part-time pastors. When the Covid19 disease and the events surrounding it happened, it struck a mighty blow to our fragile group of believers. Simultaneously, our pastor had to move away to Colorado, and we contemplated closing our doors. 

By God’s grace and in His amazing provision, in September of 2021 we met a church planting pastor in the area who had a core group of families seeking to plant a new church, and combined our fellowships on a mission to plant Springfield Baptist Church as an autonomous church family. After many years of prayer and work, through the faithful support of our sending church, we officially constituted our membership in May of 2022. 

In November of 2022, because we had outgrown our original building, we asked Springfield's Platteview High School for the use of the auditorium on Sunday mornings for worship, and they graciously permitted us.

We are thrilled to be meeting at the High School, as it gives us more opportunities to interact with our community, and plenty of room to grow.

We are officially open, and welcome you to join with us for worship on Sundays. 

We love our community. Springfield has a remarkable history, culture, and atmosphere, and Springfield Baptist Church is so grateful to be a part of this town. We hope you will pop in for a visit this Sunday. 

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A bit of history - Provided by Springfield Historic Society

As the surge of civilization and building of homes pointed to the west, a small town followed in the steps of the newly recognized territory in Sarpy County. A young farmer-adventurer was responsible for the organization of Springfield, Nebraska. Capt. J. D. Spearman was born in 1833, near Jacksonville, Ill., of Kentucky parents who moved to Illinois and then to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, before they came to this area. His significant early contribution has formed the major historical background of the town of Springfield.

In the fall of 1862, this young captain was commissioned to raise a company of volunteers. Within five days, he had 105 men, known as Co. H 25th, Iowa. As a captain, he served under Generals Sherman and Grant. In April, 1864, Capt. J. D. Spearman, a wounded, crippled veteran, was honorably discharged, and returned to Iowa.

In 1871, he settled on a farm 1.5 miles south of Springfield, (the Elmer Zeorian farm), later farmed for him by Frank Adair, Sr. and wife. When he learned that the Missouri Pacific railroad would be built through our area, he purchased, in 1873, 160 acres for $822.68, from John and Bridget Cotter, who held a land grant, dated July 7, 1857, and signed by President James Buchanan.

Captain Spearman immediately platted our village, naming it Springfield, because of the numerous springs, one of which has been preserved on the Neitzel property along Highway 50. Sarpy Center was another early town platted by Capt. Spearman, but he was sadly disappointed in his speculations and hopes for Sarpy Center - a town that never materialized. In a sense of word, the town of Sarpy Center was removed to Springfield. With the aid of Frank Adalr, Sr., Solomon Zeorlan (an early settler from Switzerland), Rev. S. J. Stewart, and others, Capt. Spearman transported the buildings from Sarpy Center to the new village of Springfield. The new town began life on October 1, 1881. On its first birthday in 1882, it had a population of 300.

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“I do not think the devil cares how many churches you build, if only you have lukewarm preachers and people in them.”

Charles Spurgeon

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At Springfield, we pursue the Glory of God through the study of His word, prayer, fellowship, AND loving our neighbors. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is God's solution to everything which is broken in the world by sin. We believe that as God's people, we are called to share His Word, not our own words. We are called to care for people, whatever their story, by actually engaging with them in the midst of their story, helping them to fix what is broken, and showing them the holiness of God and the love of Jesus through our lives. If you would like to find out more before you join us on a Sunday, please contact us.

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189 Locust St. Springfield NE 68059
(Please note this address is NOT to our Sunday Service location)


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