About Us

The First Baptist Church of Bellville, Ohio was established in 1958 by Pastor John J. Denney. The goal was to provide a Southern Baptist Church to the Clear Fork area of Richland County, Ohio. In the years that followed, the church strived to faithfully present the gospel and support mission work at home and around the globe.

Today the Bellville First Baptist Church continues as a Southern Baptist Church and is committed to the good news of Jesus Christ. The ministries of the church have extended beyond Bellville to serve the Clear Fork area as well as Knox, Richland and Ashland counties. The congregation’s sole authority is Jesus Christ, as presented in the Christian Bible, while the Baptist Faith and Message is our doctrinal guideline.

The Church welcomes those looking for a personal relationship with Christ and the certainty of heaven and eternal life. Anyone wishing to worship the Lord with us is invited to attend our Sunday morning or evening services. Bellville First Baptist Church is committed to introducing people to Jesus Christ, helping each believer grow in mature faith in Christ, and be connected to meaningful service for Christ.

On the fourth Wednesday of each month the church hosts a Community Supper free to anyone in the community. Everyone is encouraged to stop in to enjoy this hot meal program and fellowship as a community. Those wishing to help with this ministry are encouraged to contact us.

We invite you to be apart of God’s family at Bellville First Baptist!

What We Believe

“Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” (Psalm 115:1)