About Us

Historically, we are the oldest African-American Baptist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, celebrating 164 years in 2013.
Today we are actively building the kingdom of Christ through our many ministries at SMBC and in the community, including Sunday School, the Food Bank Fresh Food Initiative, and our Reading Incentive Program.
Nationally we are affiliated with National Baptist Convention U. S. A. and the American Baptist Churches U. S. A.

 We invite you to stop by this Sunday! You will find from the very moment you walk through the doors that the Holy Spirit is among us and leads SMBC in all that we do. We may not be a perfect church, but we strive daily to line our goals, ministries and all that we do with His Holy Word.
We hope to see you soon!

We are a body of baptized believers joined by FAITH in JESUS CHRIST as our SAVIOR and LORD. We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.