Sunday Worship –  9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship is designed to reach all ages by providing a blend of traditional and contemporary music for our modern day society. Each week God’s word is presented in a way that will impact and equip people and families for where they are today in life. Sunday Morning Service is held in the Worship Center.
-Nursery, Toddler’s Church & Children’s Church is available during Worship and Sunday School.
What should I wear when I attend?
Some who attend are comfortable in casual attire while others are more comfortable with more traditional clothing. Please feel free to come “as you are.”
What about Bible Study classes?
We have Bible Fellowship classes that meet on Sundays at 10:00 AM. These classes are available for all ages and provide a great opportunity to study the Bible and get to know people on a personal basis. We have classes for all ages-from the youngest child to the oldest adult. At the adult level, we have several different styles of classes so you can find a class just right for you.  On Wednesday evenings there are both an adult Bible Study at 6:30pm.
What denomination is Columbia Baptist Church?
Our church is associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. The Southern Baptist Convention consists of approximately 40,000 churches that cooperate together in a world-wide effort of missions. It is the largest association of Christian churches in Kentucky and in America. One out of every 10 churches in America is affiliated with the SBC (40,000 churches and 15 million members – more than most other denominations combined).
How can I become a member?
There are three basics ways you can become a church member.
  • By making a first-time commitment to Christ and then being baptized.
  • By transferring your church membership from another Baptist church if you have already made a first-time commitment to Christ and have been baptized by immersion.
  • By a statement of faith followed by immersion baptism for those from a different Christian tradition.

Dr. Randy Johnson

Senior Pastor

Aaron LaBarge

Family Pastor

Our staff recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip  the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ. 

History of Columbia Baptist Church


The Baptist Church of Columbia, Kentucky was organized July 6, 1827 at the Adair County Courthouse where they had been meeting.  It began with nine charter members.  Ordained ministers were present from the mother church, Zion Baptist Church.  The first pastor was either John Steel or H. G. Waggener, Sr.  The church has been continuously connected to the Russell Creek Association.  The original Articles of Faith for the church may be downloaded here.   Lot #32 in the town (consisting of a half-acre) was bought in 1944 by the United Baptist Church of Christ from Robert Leslie of Virginia for $200.00.  This was on Main Street, now Greensburg Street.  This land, from here on to the town square, had originally been owned by Benjamin Lampton, grandfather of Samuel Clements (better known as Mark Twain).  The church has acquired more land adjacent to it since that time.   During the Civil War, the church building was used from 1861-1865 by the federal government as a hospital.  In 1906 a long-standing claim was collected from the federal government for compensation.   Some of the buildings for Columbia Baptist Church were razed to build new structures, and some burned.  The present building is the fourth building.  It was designed after Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.  The six stained-glass windows in the sanctuary have names and information on them.   The educational building with three floors was built in 1957.  An elevator has been installed to make the upper floors more accessible.  Some of the present members are descendants of those charter members.


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