Fort Smith Missions

South Side supports missions locally through the Great Commission Baptist Association of the River Valley (formerly Concord Baptist Association) as well as through a number of other community action mission projects. We feel a responsibility to minister to the community. We do this through visitation programs, special events, involvement in community functions, and attempting to discover new ways to reach people with the message of Jesus.

Local mission efforts include:

  • Interfaith Center
  • Community Rescue Mission
  • University of Arkansas, Fort Smith BCM
  • Set Free Prison Ministry
  • Pregnancy Crisis Center
  • Hope campus

The Great Commission Baptist Association of the River Valley is . . .

a networking of 56 Southern Baptist Churches and 6 missions located in West-Central Arkansas in Sebastian, Logan, & Franklin counties.

The Associational Offices are located at:


6120 South Zero
 Fort Smith, AR 72903

Office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Monday-Friday)

Contact the office at:

telephone 479.646.2100
fax 479.646.5155

Dr. Jeff Thompson, Director of Missions
         Administrative Assistant
Daniel Stewart, Moderator

Visit the Great Commission Baptist Association of the River Valley web site.