Welcome to the Joy Baptist Church Webpage!

Hello, I am Earl Beal, Pastor of Joy Baptist Church!

Thank you for visiting our church site! Joy Baptist Church is a miracle church. God gave birth to this church on July 1, 1994.
God called me, my wife Kathy, and our two girls, Mindy & Bridget, to start a work here in this river town. We came by faith, and God has honored and blessed that little seed.

In the past 27 years, we have come to appreciate even more than ever the power of the resurrected life that comes thru the precious blood of Jesus Christ. God has given us a great harvest of souls, and warm committed lives in this sweet fellowship.

If you ever have the opportunity to stop by, we would LOVE to have you! I pray that your time here on our site might be an encouragement to you.

God bless you and I trust our paths will cross. If not here on this earth, we hope to see you in the air!

Listening for the Trump!

Earl R. Beal, Pastor

Assistant Pastor Paul Frederick is originally from Flora, Illinois. He and Janell (Day) met while students at Crown College of the Bible in Powell, Tennessee. Janell grew up in Thomasville, Georgia.

The Fredericks were married on May 20, 2005. The Lord has blessed them with two boys; Drew, born October 17, 2006, and Grant, born February 27, 2009.

Before coming to Fort Madison and Joy Baptist Church, Pastor Frederick was the pastor at Cornerstone Baptist Church of Salem, Illinois for five years, and Assistant Pastor at Victory Baptist Church of Thomasville, Georgia for a year.

The entire Frederick family is excited to be in Fort Madison service the Lord at Joy Baptist Church!

We are an Independent Baptist Church.


We rely directly upon the Lord for everything from 

spiritual leadership to financial needs. We are not 

affiliated with any denomination. We are an 

autonomous body in the Lord.

We hold these truths:
  • Verbal Plenary Inspiration of the Scriptures
  • Deity of Jesus Christ
  • Depravity of Man
  • Vicarious Blood Atonement
  • Salvation by Grace through Faith
  • Biblical Personal and Ecclesiastical Separation
  • Virgin Birth of Christ
  • The Visible, Imminent, Bodily Return of Jesus Christ to the Earth
We are an old-fashioned, fundamental, Bible-believing,
Bible-preaching, Christ-honoring assembly of believers
voluntarily joined together for the carrying out of the
Great Commission.