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Located in Columbus, Indiana, just 25 minutes south of Indianapolis, Columbus Baptist Church offers spiritual growth, fellowship, and service opportunities to a young and growing congregation. Please browse through our web site and learn about what the Lord is doing here at CBC. The Word of God tells us in Proverbs 29:18, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." Here at Columbus Baptist Church, our vision is to reach this community and beyond with the life transforming "Good News" of Jesus Christ.

If you are searching for a church to call home, we'd like you to know that there's a special place here just for you. You will always find a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere. We are a Bible-Centered church with People-Centered ministries for each and every part of your whole family. We pray that the Lord will continue to bless you as you seek to serve Him. If you need driving directions to Columbus Baptist, just click Driving Directions in the Links section to the left. And if you have any questions, or if we can help in any way, please don't hesitate to call us anytime at (812) 372-5999.

Thank You, Senior Pastor Chuck Kennedy


Please join us for any Worship Service, Bible Study, or Church Activity.

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Obeying His Command to go unto the uttermost part of the earth ... Acts 1:8

CBC Missionaries, Dan and Mel Piper, scottspiper@gmail.com

Dan Piper and his wife, Mel, are missionaries from CBC. They have served as Mission Builders traveling the United States and abroad to help with the construction of church buildings from 1998 until 2009. Most recently, they served as Church Pllanters in the Republic of Ireland from 2010 to 2013. Currently they are helping with the minstry here at CBC while they are seeking the Lord's will and His open door for their next mission field. They would earnestly covet your prayers in this time of transition. We at CBC are confident of the Lord's leading in their lives. Please feel free to read their last reports from Ireland Ministries listed below or contact them direcly at their email address listed below their picture to the right.

Oct-Nov 2013 (Final Ireland Ministries Report)

Sept 2013


Youth is one of our greatest opportunities ... Psalm 127:4

Youth Director, Paul Henderson, pshenderson@att.net

There are plenty of Youth Ministries to get involved in at CBC including Foucused Teens, Awana Bible Clubs, Junior Church, Children In Action, Vacation Bible School, Summer Church Camp, Youth Rallies, and New Mexico Missions. There is always something going on to reach this generation with the Gospel of Christ and to help train them to reach the next one. We invite you to check out our Youth Calendar below and join us for any of these exciting events.

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Accepting Christ is the most important decision of all ... Matt. 16:26

We invite you to view the video below which shares what the Bible, God's Holy Word, says about how to know for sure that you will go to heaven by receiving Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour. If you have any questions or if we can help you with this decision in any way at all, please contact us drirectly under the "ABOUT OUR CHURCH" tab.



If you just prayed and asked Jesus to come into your heart and save you, then we would like to be the first to say, "Praise the Lord!" As a new child of God, we welcome you to His Heavenly Family! We would also love the opportunity to help you as you begin your walk with the Lord. Please let us know about your decision by contacting us directly under the "ABOUT OUR CHURCH" tab.


Just 1.5 miles north of Columbus, IN, on US Highway 31

Columbus Baptist Church
4821 N US Highway 31
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 372-5999

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Columbus Baptist Church
4821 N US Hwy 31
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 372-5999

Our History

Founded in 1993, Columbus Baptist Church started as a mission sponsored by Grace Baptist Church in Jonesboro, AR. Pastor Scott Bourland guided the new work to start meeting at the DSI building on 10th Street in Columbus. Not long afterwards, the church moved from DSI to the CCX Trucking building on National Road which is where Acra Automotive is today. Still growing, the church then moved from its National Road location to its current site in 1995. Originally, they met in the two story house until it was no loger big enough to hold the congregation. Phase 1 of a master site plan which included a new sanctuary and foyer was completed in 1998. Pastor Chuck Kennedy came to CBC in July of 2000 just before Phase 2, a new education wing, broke ground. At about this same time, Dan Piper, surrendered to be a full-time Mission Builder for the Lord and missionary James Taylor surrendered to go to Kenya, East Africa. During the next 4 years the Taylors served in Africa afterwhich they return to the United States. During the early 2000's, CBC continued to work in worldwide missions. We became the sponsoring church of David Helmick and Kosova Missions. We also took on the sponsorship for Julie Schoeff and Eyes For Christ Ministry. God continued to bless CBC in many ways. We called Alan Shoeff as our Youth Pastor. As we have grown, CBC has also been blessed to see many men and women surrender to serve in others places too. Bro. Schoeff is now a missionary pastor in Sheridan, Indiana. Bro. Piper, who originally surrendered as a Mission Builder, has now followed God's call to be a church planting missionary in Ireland.

Our Staff

Senior Pastor, Chuck Kennedy, cdkennedy1065@gmail.com

Charles David Kennedy was born on October 6, 1965, to Eugene and Nancy Kennedy in Noblesville, IN. Although not raised in a Christian home, Chuck still attended church from time to time as a child and a teenager. Through the influence of his future wife Kim and father-in-law, he accepted Jesus as his personal Savior on October 22, 1983, at Bethel Baptist Church in Noblesville, IN. He and his wife, Kimberly Kay Shomaker (Kennedy) were married on August 3, 1985, during his sophomore year at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. After graduating with his B.A. in May, 1988, and working for GMAC in Indianapolis, Chuck and Kim decided to move to Lincoln, NE, and attend law school at the University of Nebraska. While living in Lincoln, attending Unity Missionary Baptist Church, and staying with his inlaws, Chuck first felt God leading him into the ministry. After returning to Indiana, he accepted God's call to the ministry in April, 1993. He was ordained on October 22, 1994, and accepted his first pastorate at First Missionary Baptist Church in Corcoran, CA, in May 1995. After pastoring in California for 5 years, the Lord opened the door for him to return to Indiana and come to CBC in July, 2000.

Chuck and Kim have 3 girls: identical twins, Lauren and Sarah, their youngest, Rebecca, and 1 grandson, Matthew. Lauren and Sarah are both married and living nearby. Rebecca is attending college in Indianapolis. Matthew, Lauren's son, is the joy of their life. Chuck enjoys hunting, fishing, and anything to do with sports. Most of all, he enjoys loving the people God has blessed him with at CBC and reaching others with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ireland Missionary, Dan Piper, scottspiper@gmail.com.net

Danny D. Piper was born November 8, 1956 in Columbus Indiana. The son of Ernest A. Piper and Annie Mae Piper. He was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. Even though raised in this environment, he believes he still put several gray hairs on his parents head as a youth. He met my future wife Melvina E. Baker (Piper) in 1977 and was married on February 18, 1978. They have two children, a daughter Heather Ann and a son Danny Jr. Their daughter who gave her heart and soul to the Lord at the age of 8 was taken from them in one person car wreck at the age of 17. It was at this time that Dan realized that he had been living a pretend Christian life for many years and asked the Lord to forgive him of my sins and save his soul just two months after their daughter’s death. His wife rededicated her life to the Lord when she was 37 and has always been a major part of their Christian household. Their son Danny was saved at the age 7.

After receiving the Lord in his heart, the Lord made a major change in the direction of Dan's life. Dan dedicated his life to do whatever the Lord desired of him and shortly afterward Dan surrendered to the mission building ministry to build churches, seminaries, parsonages, and youth camps over the United States during the next 9 years. God used Dan's previous 26 plus years experience in building homes, schools, motels, condominiums and many other projects in a great way to help building in His kingdom. During their travels in the building ministry, God laid a burden on his heart to preach His Word and not long after that a desire to be a Missionary to Scotland.

God closed the door for them to go Scotland along with many other missionaries. But God always opens a door when He closes one, and He has opened the door for them to reach the country of Ireland at this time. Dan is a graduate of Faith Bible Institute in Monroe Louisiana and is soon to finish his studies at Cumberland Baptist Institute in Somerset, Kentucky.

Our Plans for the Future

We believe that God has a plan for our church to reach the comminity of Columbus and the entire world with the Gospel of Christ. We also believe that the return of our Lord and Savior is very near and that time is short to reach this generation with the Message of Salvation. This is the heartbeat of our church and is summed up in our church logo: "A Heart for Serving God and for Serving Others." The way we serve others is a direct reflection on the way we are serving God. We invite you to help us serve others by sharing the life changing message of the Gospel with each and everyone we meet.

What We Believe

We invite you to study the Word of God as you examine our Church Doctrinal Statement and our Church Bylaws listed in our Church Constitution below.

Our Church Constitution