Emmanuel Baptist Church is a church plant out of the Berean Baptist Church of Springfield MO. In the early seventies Don Davis came to Dexter and began holding services in the Odd Fellows Hall. The Lord blessed and Emmanuel Baptist Church was organized in July of 1973. The church was then allowed by the Lord to purchase a piece of property and build a sanctuary on One Mile Rd. We continue to meet in that building. We recently were able to remodel the auditorium as well as put new vinyl siding and new doors and windows throughout the building.