Basic Beliefs

1.  About God

There is 1 God with co-equal persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

2.  About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after 3 days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

3.  About the Holy Spirit

He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right.  As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

4.  About the Bible

The Bible is God's Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Becaue it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

5.  About Human Beings

People are the supreme object of God's creation.  Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin".  This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

6.  About Salvation

Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved.  Eternal life begins the moment one  receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

7.  About Eternal Security

The true believer is secure in the salvation for eternity.  You cannot lose it.  Salvation is maintained by grace, a power of God, not by the self-effort or the Christian.  It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

8.  About Eternity

We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To go eternally in union with Him is eternal life.  Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.


Our Vision

To be a ship of diverse people and ministries guided by Christ, empowering individuals to discover and live out God's design.


The Values We Commit To Live By As A Churh

Biblical -We will follow God's word as our authority and guide.

Accepting - We will build relationships of undiscriminating grace and compassion with people.

Christ Centered - We will focus everything we do around Jesus.

Dependent on God - We will look to God in faith and prayer for our strength.

Effective - We will do things that produe positive spiritual results.

Harvest Focused - We will look beyond ourselves to people who need Christ.

Obedient - We will commit to faithfully follow wherever God leads.


Our History:

Founded in 1954, we have a rich history. We invite you to become a part of our future.

  • 2008 ... Pastor Billy Barbo assumed the office of pastor January 2008
  • 2007 ... Dave Warton, Church Services Group Leader - State Convention of Baptists in Ohio , assumed Interim Pastor duties during the latter part of the year
  • 2006 ... Jack Helton, Executive Director of the Ohio Baptist Foundation, begins serving as Interim Pastor
  •  2007 - renovated our sanctuary
  • 2006 - year-long 50 Anniversary Celebration
  • 2002 ... Steve Oswalt, accepted the call to serve as Pastor at First Baptist Church, serving through 2005.
  • 2001 ... Steve Hopkins, Bible Teaching/Leadership Group Leader - State Convention of Baptists in Ohio, served as Interim Pastor
  • 1990 ... Rev. Dennis Back was called as pastor and served through 2001, when he started a church plant in Las Vegas.
    • In 1991 our 35th Anniversary Homecoming celebration was held
    • In 1995 our parking lots were paved
    • In 1996 our 40th Anniversary Homecoming celebration was held
    • David Derry accepted a call to serve as Youth & Music Minister in 1997 and served through 2001 when he launched a church-plant in Canal Fulton
  • 1979 ... Dr. Claude Stevens was called as pastor and served through 1990
    • Our current office wing was built, adding additional classroom and a parlor too.
  • 1979 ... Rev. I.M. Statzer accepted a call to serve as Interim Pastor through July 1979.
  • 1976 ... Rev. George W. Bryant was called as pastor and served through 1978
  • 1972 ... Rev. Milton T. Duke was called as pastor and served through 1976
    • An education and office suite were added behind the sanctuary
    • The church sponsored the Bloom Baptist Fellowship
    • Launched a formal children's church program
  • 1966 ... Rev. Joe P. Weldon was called as pastor, and served through 1971. During this time our present sanctuary was built, dedicated Nov. 17, 1970.
  • 1962 ... Rev Robert A. Wiley was called as pastor, and served till 1966
    • The second unit of today's facility was built and two adjoining properties were purchased.
  • 1960 ... Rev. W.A Baria was called as pastor, and served till 1962
  • 1959 ... The church sponsored a second mission work in Ashville.
  • 1958 ... The first part of today’s facility was built.
  • 1956 ... The mission work is constituted into a church and incorporated as Circleville First Baptist Church. In April of 1956, the church sponsored their first mission in Washington Court House.
  • 1955... Paul White is called to be the first pastor of First Baptist, serving until 1960
  • 1954 ... Southern Baptist Home Mission Board sends three student preachers to Circleville.