The Arnold Baptist Tabernacle is an Independent, Baptist Church that has been preaching the Gospel, and ministering to the needs of the people of Arnold, Missouri, and the greater St. Louis, area since 1972. ABT believes that the local church has a three-fold purpose as outlined in Ephesians 4:12; "...the perfecting of the saints,...the work of the ministry,...the edifying of the body of Christ:". The messages, ministries, and membership of ABT are the tools used to accomplish this purpose. ABT believes that the Bible is God's final authority for faith and practice. Our doctrine and direction are based solely on the Word of God. ABT stands without apology on the authority of the King James Bible as the Word of God for English speaking people. ABT believes that the local church has a commission to reach their area, and the world, with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through the weekly outreach programs, and the supported missionary efforts of ABT. An annual conference helps to keep local and world evangelism on the hearts and minds of the people of ABT.