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Service and Ministry | Overland Baptist Church

Service and Ministry

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10 NIV

Food Pantry

Deacon Rose Waldrop helps out in the OBC food pantry.
Deacon Rose Waldrop helps out in the OBC food pantry.

Our food pantry operates in cooperation with Operation Food Search and is open to those living within the 63114 zip code.  Call (314) 429-1800 and leave your contact information on the church answering machine.  A food pantry volunteer will call you back to schedule a food pick-up time.  For a list of food pantries serving residents of other St. Louis area zip codes call the 24-hour Operation Food Search Hunger Hotline at (314) 726-5355.

Bread Room

Overland Baptist Church distributes free bread and pastry to the public on Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at 9144 Shelley Avenue. This service is available to those living in the 63114 zip code.


Overland Baptist Church supports national and international missionaries commissioned by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and CBF Heartland.  Individually, Overland Baptist Church has helped start new churches in Belarus and India. Members from our church have traveled to Belarus, China and Uganda for various mission projects.  We also support Mid American Indian Fellowship and its ministry to Native Americans.

Community Service

Locally, Overland Baptist regularly sends volunteers to work in American Red Cross blood drives and to the local Meals on Wheels program.  We also regularly send volunteers to help sort food at The St. Louis Food Bank warehouse and at a Bosnian Food Pantry in St. Louis.  Mission projects at Overland Baptist Church are promoted by our Women’s Missionary Union.

A team of volunteers picking up trash during Operation: Overland
A team of volunteers picking up trash during Operation: Overland

Overland Baptist Church does several annual community service projects.  In the fall we conduct an annual school supply drive benefiting local elementary schools.  We conduct a Halloween Trunk or Treat project as part of the local Safe Streets initiative.  At Christmas we host a community-wide party for all local families with special needs children.  Every summer we conduct Kids Club, an program that’s a lot like Vacation Bible School except that it’s conducted in a local city park.


Would you like to learn more about how you can partner with us in ministry?  Do you know of a need in the Overland community?  Contact the church office at (314) 429-1800.