Senior Pastor Dr. Joel Lawrence along with his wife Myndi and their four children--Bethany, Catherine, Anna and Micah.

God's Love Alive in the Midway

Our church family wishes to extend a warm welcome to you. We are a church that strives, by God’s grace, to express the love of God to all who pass through our doors. Located in the Midway area of St. Paul, Minnesota, our motto is "God’s Love...Alive in the Midway". Our child care, children’s and youth programs are community endeavors to meet the needs of our community.

We have a rich history as an urban church, stemming from our beginnings, over 100 years ago, as an immigrant Swedish Baptist Church. We honor our past, embrace God’s leading in the present and await His plan for our the future.

We invite you to join us for a time of worship and fellowship.

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Central seeks to be a church in the main stream of the Evangelical tradition that teaches people to balance personal spiritual growth and development with acts of mercy, justice and grace. 

We engage in ministries for the whole person which we believe are implicit in the gospel message.  We are committed to racial reconciliation, concern for the vulnerable of society, and fairness and justice in economic development.  We cooperate with the Midway coalition of churches.


420 N. Roy
St. Paul, MN 55104

Office: 651.646.2751
Fax: 651.646.0372
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April 11-20 (Sat-Sun)
A Community Art Exhibition hosted by Central Baptist Church

  • Theme: "Markings: Signs of Life."
  • Opening Gala Event
    April 11 (Fri) 7-9pm
  • Entries accepted at Central Baptist Church April 3 & 4, 3-6pm, and April 5, 1030am-100pm.


Sunday Worship


9:00 am Fellowship time.

9:15 am Sunday School for all ages.

10:30 am
A mixture of traditional and contemporary style music and worship..

Wednesday Nights


5:30 pm Super Supper for all ages. Open gym for junior/senior high.

6:30 pm Bible study and activities for all ages.


* See individual age group tabs (above) for more information.


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