Twelve Corners Baptist Church is a church that is steeped in both community and state history. It was founded in 1839 in the upstairs of the Elkhorn Tavern, which sits on the Pea Ridge battlefield. In 1842, a one acre parcel of land was donated to the church by a family within the congregation, and a log cabin building was quickly built to house the worship services. Unfortunately though, it burned down shortly after its completion. This set back did not dampen the spirits of the church members, and they built a new building that to this day remains as part of the working facilities of Twelve Corners.
During the battle of Pea Ridge, the area around the church was used as a camp for the Union Army and the church itself was used as a hospital.
The Southern Baptist Convention was formed in 1845 while Twelve Corners was formed in 1839 thus making it one of the oldest Southern Baptist churches not only in the state of Arkansas but also in the nation.
Although this church has a rich history we also have a solid vision and purpose for the present and future. Our God given goal and purpose is to lead the lost to Christ and nurture the saved all for the glory of our heavenly father.