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Compass South is a new church south of the river in Independence County. We were sent out from the Compass Church of Batesville and continue to partner within the network with the hopes to plant more churches in the future. Compass  South started in the summer of 2021 with prayer meetings. In August we began meeting as a launch team to train and prepare for public services. We currently meet at the Southside Auditorium in Southside Arkansas. Our preview service was on September 12th and since then we have been having Sunday gatherings at 10 AM at 70 Scott Drive in the High School Auditorium. We are gladly supportive of the IMB and the NAMB two of the best mission agencies in the world. We locally are supported by the ABSC and a part of their church planting initiative. These ministries are in association with the Southern Baptist Convention.


We consider the primary banner that we fly over the church to be Jesus and know that the church belongs solely to Him and for His glory. We are an independent, self governed congregation led by our pastors and elders. 



In essential beliefs, we have unity.

“There is one Body and one Spirit...there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all...”

Ephesians 4:4-6



In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty.

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters... Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” 

Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22 



In all our beliefs, we show charity.

“...If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains—but have no love, I amount to nothing at all.” 

1 Corinthians 13:2

At Compass South we hold some things in a closed hand meaning we cannot compromise these core beliefs or we will be violating what God has revealed to us clearly in His Word. Other things we hold in an open hand that are areas where two members can disagree and yet still worship together and have fellowship in the same body of believers. Compass believes the Bible is the inspired Word of God, without any error, the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living.


The Church accepts the tenets outlined by “The Baptist Faith and Message” as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention as a general statement of faith and doctrine.

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