The Central Baptist Church is a progressive and innovative church family with a theme of “Reclaiming Our Families Through Patience, Perseverance, and Prayer.”  We have a myriad of talents and gifts within our church body.  We believe in the holistic approach to ministry, and we have over forty ministries to help the total person.  Our church family is friendly and faithful…and truly the Favor of God is upon us.  We are excited about the vision that God has placed upon the ministry of this church.  God never gives a vision without making provisions!


Scheduled Rehearsals: Male Chorus, Thursday, January 19th - 6:00 p.m.; Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Saturday, January 21st - 10:00 a.m.; Golden Voices, Wednesday, January 25th - 4:00 p.m.; United Voices, Thursday, January 26th - 6:00 p.m.

Baptism and the right hand of fellowship will be held on Sunday, January 29th at 5:45 p.m.

The church office will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Congratulations to the Voices of Praise as they celebrate their anniversary on Sunday, January 15, 2017.

Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, 5213 Farrow Road Presents: Operation Clean Slate, Friday, January 20th, 9:00am-5:00pm at the M. L. Smith Community Development Center.

Join us every Wednesday at Noon Day and Evening Bible study.

Honor Roll recognitions for the 1st marking period of the 2016-2017 school term will be held on Sunday, January 22nd during the 11:00am worship service. All recipients are asked to be in attendance.

The Midlands Coalition of Churches will host the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Breakfast and Awards Ceremony, beginning at 8:00 am on Saturday, January 14, at the Word of God Family Life Center, 131 Diamond Lane. The following members will receive the following awards: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award- Mrs. Carrie Ashford; Dr. Andrew J. Chisolm Community Service Award- Trustee Thomas Rakes; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Advisor Award- Mr. Corey Sales; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award- Mrs. Stephany Snowden-Culler

Congratulations to our pastor as he celebrates his 20th Pastoral Anniversary on Sunday, January 1, 2017. We will officially celebrate his anniversary on the third Sunday in April.

The Health & Wellness Ministry extends thanks to the Central Family for supporting our efforts to increase the awareness of breast cancer and our need to be vigilant in receiving annual mammograms. The mobile mammogram van will return to Central on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.

All young people interested in presenting an African American Reflection during the month of February, are asked to submit their name and phone number to Deaconess Yvette Taylor.

Sunday School classes will begin at 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. beginning the 1st Sunday in January 2017.

The Girl Scouts will tour Memphis, Tennessee on July 8th - 11th. A deposit is now due and a limited number of seats are available. For more information, contact Andrena Scott @ 803-786-4512.

The scripture for Sunday, January 15, 2017: Genesis 37:5-11 Sermon Topic: "Beware of Dream Killers”

All 2017 high school graduates are asked to call the church office to list their names and contact information.

If you would like to serve on the Public Relations Ministry, please call the church office to give your name.

All young adults (ages 18 to 35 years of age) are encouraged to come out and support our Young Adult Sunday School Program. Class will be held each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in room102. It will be an interactive and exciting time of exploring God's Word. We hope to see you there!!!

The Veteran's Ministry is available to meet on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Help is available for VA matters for all male and female veterans as well as their family members. Contact the church office to schedule an appointment.

Pastor Ezell sends out a devotional message on a weekly basis via our phone tree messenger system. If you would like to receive this message, call the church to ensure that we have the correct telephone number.

Central Baptist Transportation Ministry is in need of drivers. If you are a member and have an interest in joining our Transportation Ministry, please call the church office to submit your name.

Central Baptist members are asked to submit their email address to the church office by forwarding an email to the church's email address @ info@centralbaptistcolumbia.org. Our goal is to get information out to the church family quickly by using all available technology.

Auxiliaries/Ministries desiring to have upcoming events announced must submit information to the church office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Eulogistic Service Announcements

Revelation 21:4 – And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.