Our Story

Bykota started in 1988 as a church plant on the north side of Carthage, Mo.

In 1994 we purchased the currenty property with the orignal worship center. 

In 2002 we added on the new worship center with room to grow in the future. 

In 1999 we joined the Church Of The Nations family and has been an amazing paternership ever since. 


Adam Williams

Lead Teaching Pastor

Adam has been serving the family of Bykota for the last 10 years. He has served with the youth, nursery, and has been on the Elder Team for the last 5 years. In March of 2017 he took over the role as the Lead Teaching Pastor.

John Petticrew

Lead Community Pastor

John has been with the family of Bykota for over 20 years. John served as the youth pastor for 10 years and has been on the Elder Team for the last 3 years. In March of 2017 he took over the role as the Lead Community Pastor.

Connie Curry

Elder Team

Connie has been serving the Bykota family for over 30 years. She has been on the Elder Team for 15 years and has a heart for our Church in the Houses that meet all around the area during the week.

Doug Huntley

Elder Team

Doug has been with the family of Bykota for over 15 years. Doug has lead one of our Church In The Homes for the last 7 years and served on the Elder Team for the last 4 years. Doug has a heart for finances as well.

Mike Morgan

Elder Team

Mike has served the family of Bykota for the last 40 years in a few diffrent roles. Mike has served as our worship leader, Elder Team member, Assoicate Pastor, and Lead Pastor. He has a heart to see the people of Bykota to be loved well.

Scott Templeman

Worship Leader

Scott has served as our Worship Leader for the last 10 years. Scott has an amazing team that leads us into the presence of God as we gather together on a Sunday morning. Scott wants to see people not only worship on Sunday but all through out the week.

Dustin & Hannah Brown

Kid City Team Leaders

Dustin and Hannah have been serving as our Kid City Leaders for the last 5 years. They have an amazing team that what to see the next generation have a passion for following Jesus.



There is one God, eternally existing in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and each possesses all of the attirbutes of God. God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and everything in it.


He is the Son Of God. He is one with the Father and the Spirit. He is our Savior, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for all sin, and was raised from the grave after three days. He ascended inot heaven and will return again as our King.

ABOUT Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is one with God the Father and Jesus Christ. Those who accept Christ as their Savior will receive the Holy Spirit to live inside them. The Holy Spirit serves as our comforter, guide and advocate. He Provides guidance, understanding, empowers them to proclaim the gospel. 


Our foundation is based firmly upon the Bible as our fianl authority on Christian beliefs and as a guide to living. The Bible is divinely inspired by God, without error, given to man so that we may know and understand the truth of God and His love.

ABOUT Salvation

Salvatoin is not something that can be purchased or earned. It is a free gift from God Provided by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and is received through faith. It is availabe to everyone who accepts Jesus as their Savior and Lord. That faith is expressed in repentance.


Bykota Kids


Each Sunday morning we offer a nursery for your little ones and classes are available for kids every age through 6th grade.

In those classes your child will have worship, Bible teaching, activities and snacks. The classes are always energetic, fun and taught by committed volunteers.

We want to help to equip partners to train their children in the gosepl. We want your family to talk about Jesus together throughout the week.

Bykota Student


Our student ministry meets every Wednesday night at 6:30 to 8:00.

On Wednesday evenings the sutdents are tought solid Biblical truth. Students will also have worship time and play games.

We believe parents play the number one role is discipling students and we do all we can to help that process.

Bykota CITH


At Bykota we have what we call “Church In The House”. They are ways for people to get connected,  to be cared for, and disciplesed.

In keeping with the pattern of the early church, these groups meet in homes through out our community. Our desire is to see people deepen their love for God as they develop authentic relationships with other followers of Jesus.

Don't Be Shy. Get In Touch.

If you want to set up a time to meet our staff and learn more about the church feel free to contact us.

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