Welcome to the 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.  You may join First Baptist by profession of faith, declaration of Christian experience, reaffirmation of faith, or transference letter.

Our Deacon family ministry is committed to meeting the needs of each sheepfold member.  And our intergenerational ministries provide opportunities for service as well as leadership.

We – the First Family, the Church officers, and disciples – invite you to share in the realization of our dream of a “Haven for Hope” – a 45,000 square foot brick expansion dedicated to family life ministries.  This reality ensures that generations to come can continue to worship, learn, and fellowship on this hallowed ground.


Wilson E. B. Shannon, Pastor