Welcome to First Baptist Church Centralia – an historical beacon in the greater Chesterfield community – where God is First.   With a legacy that is rich in faith and deeds, we invite you to walk with us on our Christian journey!

If you and your family are in need of a church home, our doors and our hearts are open to you and yours.  We look forward to worshiping with you!

The First Baptist Church Family

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As a result of global precautions for the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and to ensure we are adhering to the direction of our leading health and government authorities, effective immediately, all church activities, gatherings, auxiliary ministries, including Sunday Service and Thursday Night Bible Study, are postponed until further notice.

First Baptist Church Centralia Staff is actively monitoring the COVID-19 Coronavirus developments as it relates to the health and well-being of our members our community and is continuing close communication with local health and government authorities.


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We will continue to provide updates on this site as it relates to all developments regarding Coronavirus. We invite you to stay connected by subscribing and joining our free digital platforms:

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Our highest priority continues to be the spiritual and physical health and safety of our guests, staff, church members, volunteers and associates both locally and globally.

Our staff has been advised on proper CDC recommended protocols and the importance of ensuring all common preventative precautions, such as disinfecting commonly touched items, washing hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and water, and staying home if you feel ill.


First Baptist Church Centralia will continue to heed the counsel of public health authorities and take appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of the community. Please review the recent Interim Guidance from the CDC.

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Interim Guidance

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

People who are at higher risk are encouraged to avoid crowds as much as possible. Find more information here.


This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

This interim guidance is to help community- and faith-based organizations (CFBOs), whose members may include vulnerable populationspdf icon, plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages CFBOs to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their local communities.

COVID-19 is caused by a new virus. There is much to learn about its transmissibility, severity, and other features of the disease. The BeforeDuring, and After sections of this guidance offer suggested strategies to help CFBOs plan, prepare, and respond to this emerging public health threat.