Heart of Missouri Baptist Association

Heart of Missouri Baptist Association Exists to:

Serve Churches and to help Churches Serve Together in our Association to Advance the Kingdom of Christ. We exist to assist, resource, and strengthen local Churches in Audrain and Callaway County. Our goal is to be an Acts 1:8 Association of Churches. 

For General Info & Contact

Heart of Missouri Baptist Association

812 Hitt Street

Columbia, MO 65201

For Church Giving (Finalizing paperwork with Secretary of State)

Grand Crossings Baptist Association

812 Hitt Street

Columbia, MO 65201

Director of Missions

Preston Thompson



To schedule a meeting with Preston Thompson, please click the following:

Office Manager

Rene Carver


Association Clerk

Nancy Loyd


Preston THompson, DOM

Welcome to the website for Heart of Missouri Baptist Association. My name is Preston Thompson, and I proudly serve as the Director if Missions for our 35 churches. I truly believe I was called to this position and have served since January of 2016. I have been in ministry vocationally since 2005 with the last 10+ years spent in the Fulton, Mo/Callaway county area.  

I am truly blessed to be the husband to my college sweetheart, Kami, since 2005, and the father to Noah, Levi, Charli, and Asher. We reside just outside of Fulton, MO on a small piece of property that we think is awesome. We are members of Richland Baptist in Kingdom City.  

I believe that our Association of churches is one of if not the best association in the whole state. We are made up of normal sized churches (under 100 in worship) and a few larger churches in our bigger towns. I invite you to look around our site, check out our churches and plan to attend one near you.  

If you have any questions, please contact me at grandcrossings@gmail.com or by phone at 573-826-9584.