For 100 years, Central Baptist Church has stood in the Midway area of Saint Paul. We believe a transformational church includes a commitment of it's people to evangelism, sacred worship, holy living and service. We live out that commitment every day. Central Baptist Church is in name and location at the center of its metropolitan area. It has the opportunity to maintain a ministry worthy of a church in the city. We intend to seize that opportunity. As the neighborhood around us changes, we desire to be a consistent beacon of light where generations, cultures and people from all walks of life are welcomed, loved and discipled into a growing relationship with Jesus.
Central Baptist Church is a vibrant, active, multi-generational church of approximately 300 people that has been ministering for over 100 years in the Midway area of St Paul. We are an urban church with regional reach; what this means is that we see our community as our main ministry field; however, we draw people from the suburbs, as well, and desire to be a church that has impact, not just in one locale, but regionally as well as nationally and internationally through our commitment to missions.
The Midway is a dynamic, culturally diverse, and strategically located area of the Twin Cities that is undergoing a time of significant development. In June 2014, the light rail between downtown St Paul and downtown Minneapolis opened with a stop just two blocks north our church, bringing with it a sense of progress for the Midway. Additionally, Central is located within a few miles of many colleges and universities. As such, the area is marked by economic, educational, and cultural diversity. Central is excited to be located in this strategic area, and desires to see God use us for His Kingdom as we serve our neighborhood and beyond.