What times do Sunday morning services start?

Our blended worship service starts at 9:00 a.m. and our contemporary service starts at 10:30 a.m.

We also offer Sunday school classes during both service times.

What happens at church on Sundays?

We have two worship services that you may attend. Our blended service starts at 9:00 a.m. and consists of a variety of music ranging from traditional hymns and praise songs led by a choir, organ and piano. Our contemporary service starts at 10:30 a.m. and consists of contemporary music that is led by our praise band and worship team. Both services have a Biblical and practical message preached.

What about my kids?

South Haven Kids is designed for your kids! During our 9:00 a.m. service, we have Sunday school classes designed for babies through 6th graders. Then during our 10:30 a.m. service, we have early development classes (babies through potty-training), Preschool Worship (potty-trained through Pre-K) and Kids Church (K-4th). We encourage 5th-6th graders to be part of the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Click here to learn more about South Haven Kids.

How do I get to South Haven?

Our address is 16800 Bel-Ray Boulevard, Belton, Missouri, and we are located right of Route 58. 

Where do I park?

Upon arriving at our South Haven campus, you will find that there are many entrances to the facility. The north side of the building is our main entrance that has a collection of visitor and handicapped parking spaces. If you have small children, you might choose our kid wing entrance located at the back of the building. Please reference the below map for a better idea of our church layout.

(This map shows a glimpse of our lower level and part of our parking lot. Please take note where the visitor parking and main entrance is located. If you have small children, the kid wing entrance could be your best option.)

Do you have coffee?

We do! Our coffee is currently located in our hospitality room. Please feel free to ask one of our greeters for directions.

What if I want to learn more about South Haven?

The Discover South Haven class is for those who want to know more about South Haven and how to make South Haven their church home. We will take an in-depth look at our history, beliefs, purpose and discipleship process. A meal and children’s ministry is provided through 6th grade. Click here to sign up for the next class: Discover.

What are South Haven's beliefs?

God

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual and    personal Being. He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He is all powerful, all knowing and all loving. He is holy and perfect in every way. God has revealed Himself to us and has eternally existed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 19:1-3; 90:2; Isaiah 48:16; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; John 4:24; I Corinthians 8:6; II Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 11:6;  I Peter 1:2

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, fully divine. He became a man supernaturally conceived and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God without sin. He fulfilled God’s plan by His substitutionary death on the cross, making provision for the redemption of people from sin. He was raised from the dead and then ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God. He is the one mediator between God and mankind, fully God, fully man and He will return one day in power and glory to judge the world and finish His redemptive   mission.

Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 53:1-12; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:22,23;16:15-16; John 1:1-5,14;14:6-11; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3,4; I Corinthians 15:3-4; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14,15; Revelation 1:13-16; 19:16

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He is present in the world to make people aware of their sin and their need for Jesus. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.

Genesis 1:2; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Matthew 1:18; 3:16; John 4:24; 14:16-17; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4,38; 4:31  Romans 8:9-11,        14-16,26-27; I Corinthians 2:10-14; 3:16; II Corinthians 3:17; 3:16; Galatians 4:6; 5:22-25; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18; I Thessalonians 5:19; I John 4:13

Bible

The Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. All scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It is God’s word to us. It is an accurate revelation of God and what He wants us to know. It is the supreme source of truth and the supreme authority for Christian beliefs and living.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Joshua 1:8; Psalm 19:7-10; 119:11,89,105; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:17-18; Luke 24:44-46; John 5:39; Acts 17:11; II Timothy 1:13; 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:20-21

Salvation

People are the special creation of God, made in His own image. By free choice every person has sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. The sin of mankind has affected every person and everything on our planet. Human beings are in need of forgiveness and redemption. Salvation is the redemption of man through the person of Jesus Christ for the glory of God. Salvation occurs through faith in Jesus Christ. When a person places genuine faith in Jesus they are, by God’s grace, made spiritually alive, righteous in their moral standing before God, and are indwelt with the Holy Spirit who guarantees the work of salvation until it is complete.

Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; 3:15-19; Psalm 8:3-6; Matthew 1:21; Luke 2:10-11; 19:10; John 1:12,29; 3:14-18; 5:24; 10:9-10; 14:6 Acts 2:21; Romans 3:23; 5:1,8; 6:23; 10:9-10,13; II Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:26;  Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5

God’s Kingdom

The Kingdom of God describes the sovereign reign of God over the universe and the particular rule of God in the hearts of people. God’s purposes and plans will be finally and completely accomplished. The Church is an expression of God’s kingdom as a local congregation of believers who fellowship together to fulfill God’s purposes in the world. The Church is the body of Christ and each believer is baptized into His body. Each believer is given a gift for use in the body of Christ and called to work in harmony with other believers to fulfill God’s plan of redemption on the earth.

Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 3:2; 12:25-28; 16:17-19; 18:19-20; Mark 9:1; Luke 4:43; Acts 2:40-47; 6:1-7; 13:1-3; 14:23,27; 20:28; I Corinthians 3:16; 9:13-14; II Corinthians 5:18-20; Ephesians 1:20-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-11,21; 4:3-6; Colossians 1:18;  Hebrews 10:25; I Peter 5:1-4

Eternity

God, according to His plan, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth and Christ will judge all men. Those made righteous, through the gracious work of Christ, will be resurrected, glorified, and will receive their reward and will dwell  forever in Heaven with the Lord. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, a place of everlasting punishment.

Isaiah 2:4; 11:9; 13:6-9; Joel 2:11; Obadiah 15; Zechariah 14:1-4; Matthew 16:26-27; 19:28-29; 24:14,29-31; 25:31-46; 26:64; Luke 12:40; 17:22-36; 21:27-28; John 3:16; 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; 17:31; Romans 6:23; 14:10; I Corinthians 4:5; 15:24-28,35-55; Philippians 3:20-21; Colossians 3:4; I Thessalonians 4:14-18; II Thessalonians 1:7; I Timothy 6:14; II Timothy 4:1,8; Titus 2:13; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:1-4

These seven doctrines are foundational to our understanding of the historic Christian faith and essential convictions for our unity as a church body. These core statements are drawn primarily from a larger doctrinal statement known as The Baptist Faith and Message. The full text of that doctrinal statement can be found at: SBC Statement of Faith.

What is your greatest need?

Your greatest need is God’s forgiveness! Why? Let me share some news with you:

The Bad News

Before you can fully comprehend this good news, you must understand the bad news. God, who is absolutely holy, cannot tolerate sin. God’s standard is perfection. Jesus said “Be ye therefore perfect, even as you Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).
God is perfect, and He therefore demands perfection. Yet we all know that we are not perfect. The Ten Commandments alone reveal how grossly imperfect we are (for example, taking God’s name in vain, dishonoring parents, adultery, stealing, lying, coveting). This is why the Bible says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:32). We fall far short of God’s standard of perfection. Therefore, sin disqualifies us from getting to heaven by our own ability. Now, the good news is coming, but consider this first. Since God’s standard is absolute perfection, and yet no one is perfect, how many will make it to heaven on their own merits? Obviously none. This is the problem of sin.

The Good News   –  Click the video below

God chose to provide a way for mankind to enter back into a relationship with God. God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ.  Did you know that the #1 need of your life and my life is God’s forgiveness? The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Christ was sent to live a perfect life and die in the place of mankind upon a cross. The Bible says in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Christ died a sinner’s death, but He did not stay dead. Three days after Christ’s death, He miraculously rose from the dead and conquered sin and death for those who follow Him. Jesus Christ paid the price for man’s sinful nature and by faith and repentance, one can have a personal relationship with God. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8-9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” The gift of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is not based on church attendance, personal giving, or any good works. It is simply a gift of God’s goodness. Call out to God…repent of your sin, turn to God and away from self.

Your greatest need is Jesus! I know this can be overwhelming, and perhaps you have never heard the good news of Jesus Christ? If you have questions concerning this free gift that God offers you, please feel to email Victor Boll. He is one our pastors at South Haven and he would love to have a conversation with you!

South Haven’s Leadership

Richard Young

Richard Young

Senior Pastor

ryoung@southhavenchurch.org

Richard has served as the Senior Pastor at South Haven since 2016. His primary responsibility is communicating vision to South Haven, teaching God’s Word, and leading the staff. He has formerly pastored churches in Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Canada. He has a Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Richard has been married to his amazing wife Amy since 1989 and they have two awesome sons Richard Jr. and Jordan. Richard was a competitive powerlifter in high school and college and has raced enduro motorcycle races. He loves hanging out with his family, reading about the church, running, going to movies and cheering on his favorite team the Dallas Cowboys.

Scott Moots

Scott Moots

Worship Pastor

smoots@southhavenchurch.org

Scott has served as South Haven’s Worship Pastor for 17 years. He grew up in Southwest Missouri and surrendered to the ministry at the age of 15. He has been married to his wife Laura for almost 23 years and together they have four boys: David, Jaron, Kyle and Landan. In his spare time, Scott enjoys cooking, following and cheering for our local sports teams and playing golf.

Victor W. Boll

Victor W. Boll

Pastor of Discipleship/Evangelism and Mobilization

vboll@southhavenchurch.org

Victor came on board with South Haven in May of 2017 as Pastor of Discipleship/Evangelism and Mobilization. He is passionate about sharing Jesus and helping people far from the Lord come to understand that true life awaits those who turn from sin and place their full trust in Jesus. Victor is married to Amy and together they have 4 beautiful daughters: Leanne, Audrey, Paige and Whitney; and they are very proud of the spiritual young ladies they are becoming. Victor’s happy place is spending time with family, restoring old antique tractors, deer hunting and smoking BBQ.

Bud Burkart

Bud Burkart

Student Ministry Pastor

bburkart@southhavenchurch.org

Bud joined the team in 2007 as Student Ministry Pastor. His passion is to help students find their value, purpose and hope through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. He’s thankful for his wife Lindsey who is his best friend and ministry partner and their two children Bristol and Teige. Bud loves outdoor time with his family, working on their Jeep, hunting, KU basketball and working on home and ministry projects with Lindsey.

Mike Ott

Mike Ott

Children’s Ministry Pastor

mott@southhavenchurch.org

Mike started serving as South Haven’s Children’s Pastor in February of 2017. He is a follower of Jesus, a husband and father. He loves spending time with his family, playing basketball, drinking coffee, reading a variety of books and investing in others. One fun fact about Mike is that he has spent 9 hours and 38 minutes of his life running a 50 mile mountain race.

Debbie Wilson Otto

Debbie Wilson Otto

Administrative Ministry Assistant

dwilsonotto@southhavenchurch.org

Debbie is no stranger to South Haven. She has been a familiar face for 23 years and our ministry assistant for 7 years. She and her husband Bill are long-time members of South Haven and love spending time with their four adult children and nine grandchildren when they are able. They are enjoying their empty nest lives doing some traveling. You can find Debbie sitting at the front desk ready to greet you with a smile and help you in any way she can. She also loves cooking, sewing, playing the church organ, working with preschoolers and singing in the church choir.

Kimberly Austin

Kimberly Austin

Administrative Office Assistant

kaustin@southhavenchurch.org

Kim joined our staff in July of 2016. She grew up a preacher’s kid and LOVES her relationship with God and her church family. She has been married to her best friend Larry for 30 years and has 3 wonderful children and a cute little puppy Daisy. She loves spending time with her family the most. Next to that she likes crafting and loves to go garage sales as well. She is happy to be working here at the church alongside Debbie and the Pastors. She can’t wait to see what God has in store for her future.

Brandon Sanders

Brandon Sanders

Custodian

bsanders@southhavenchurch.org

Brandon has been serving at South Haven for 7 years. While his title is Custodian, he is proud to utilize his spiritual gift of service in wearing many hats as somewhat of a “go to guy” to get things done in God’s house. Brandon enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 4 children, outdoor activities such as scouting, camping and shooting sports, but considers the most important activity of all to be one-on-one time with God.