The Mission

The mission of Columbia Baptist Church is the same mission Jesus gave his followers: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. 

The Vision

Columbia Baptist Church seeks to be “A Place For Faith and Family” by emphasizing how we connect with God through faith in Christ, and how we connect to one another as a church family. We desire to develop relationships throughout every aspect of what we do as a church, so that our relationships with God and with one another grow stronger.

Our Beliefs


The Holy Bible was written by men, divinely inspired, and is God's revelation of Himself to man. The Holy Scriptures in their original form are inerrant and infallible and our authority on all things pertaining to faith and practice.


The creator of all things, who is eternal in His existence, perfect in His actions, and altogether Holy.  God is One in being and essence, yet reveals himself to us as three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. All persons equal in dignity, distinct in their economy, yet, all fully God.


Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God's creation. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence.  Through the original act of man, all men inherit a sinful nature and thus by their own free choice become transgressors of God’s perfect law and thus become guilty and deserving of God’s holy judgement.


Salvation is the work of God whereby He graciously redeems man solely based upon his faith in the finished work of the cross.  This work of Salvation is both beautifully complex and radically simple. God begins the work of Salvation through the convicting work of the Holy Spirit, the work of regeneration, the work of justification, the work of sanctification–and ultimately concludes the process of Salvation through the work of glorification in Heaven.


The church is the collective group of redeemed individuals gathering together corporately to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and fulfill the Great Commission. The universal Church is organized into local congregations who strive to work together to be the instruments of grace to a lost world.  The local church is God’s intended means for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

For a more detailed look on our beliefs and doctrinal statements, click below.

Meet the team.

Dr. Randy Johnson

Senior Pastor

Aaron LaBarge, MTH

Family Pastor

John Speer

Outreach Pastor

Leigh Johnson

Bright Beginning Preschool Director & Nursery Ministry Director

The Story of Columbia Baptist

The Baptist Church of Columbia, Kentucky was organized July 6, 1827 by nine charter members and with the help of its mother church Zion Baptist Church(18 people total). At the time of establishment they would meet at the Adair County Courthouse.

Then in 1844 for $200 the church would purchase Lot #32 in Columbia, KY. It was a half acre lot on Main Street, now Greensburg Street. With in walking distance of the Courthouse they started at so long ago.

 During the Civil War from 1861 - 1865, the church's building would be used as a federal hospital.  
Then in 1914 the wood church building was raised and a new brick building was put in its place.

 1928 the brick building would burn down after only 14 years.

As a church not afraid of adversity they would continue meeting in a location known as Tutt's Hall. They would meet there until 1932 when the first service was held in the current sanctuary.

In 1957 a 3 story education building would be added. 
This building is where we are today and the buildings have played apart in the development of Columbia Baptist.  But, they are not the Church,  just as Pauls calls it in Romans 16:5 they are just a house.

The church is the Body of Christ, the assembly, the called out ones,  a family of believers. The  best thing about this Family  is knowing we are not done yet! We are not done growing and serving God. We would love for you to come be apart of the awesome family and things that are happening here at Columbia Baptist!

A Place for Faith & Family

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