Welcome to Central Baptist
We are a vibrant and diverse community that has served St Paul for over 130 years.

We focus on impacting our local and regional communities through missions and welcome people from all areas. Our church is located in the culturally diverse Midway area, strategically positioned near colleges and universities and the light rail connecting downtown St Paul and Minneapolis. We are proud to serve our neighborhood and beyond for the glory of God.

New Here?

We have a parking lot just to the south of our building. Park and come in the front doors for a warm smile and handshake from one of our greeters. They will be happy to answer any questions and get you to the right place.

Join us at 10 AM for our worship service
Second Sunday of each month we gather for a time of fellowship with coffee, treats and sometimes a special program
Children worship with their parents until just before the message when they are released to Kidz B.I.Z. (Bible Information Zone).
Power Up and connect through small groups
Join one of our G.P.S. (Grow, Pray, Serve) Groups
Our Staff

Craig Dahl - Pastor


Terri Hansen - Spiritual Formation/discipleship


Tammy Eddleston - Worship/Choir


Cecil Bonebright - IT/Building Operations


What We Believe

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells within every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three equal persons, and that they execute distinct but harmonious roles in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are given new life by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all believers are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the Triune God. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for the commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether it is the Conference or a district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal life of the righteous, and the condemnation of the wicked.