About Bible Baptist Church




I want to personally invite you to join us at Bible Baptist Church.  We are an active, friendly church located in Bloomington-Normal in the heart of Central Illinois.  Bible Baptist is a place where you can grow in your knowledge of Christ, have refreshing Christian fellowship and serve the Lord with others. My family and I love this church and community, and we are excited about all that God is doing in this special place.


I want you to know that you and your family are important to us.  My wife and I look forward to helping you and your family develop in the Lord.  We hope you enjoy what you learn about our church and that you will be able to visit us soon.  If you are moving to the area or just passing through, we would be thrilled and honored to have you as our guest. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  I look forward to your visit.

Bible Baptist Church


Pastor Harrison with his wife, Rachel, and boys.

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About Us


Since Bible Baptist Church was established in 1965, we have believed that God’s Word provides the only solid foundation on which to build our lives. Our heart-felt prayer is for you to know Jesus Christ personally and to be involved in a church home that cares for you and your spiritual growth in the Lord.


Whether visiting for the first time or returning again, it is our privilege to have you attend our services. We begin with God honoring music that glorifies the Lord and prepares the heart for worship. All preaching is centered around God’s Word - whether to bring the Good News to the lost or to teach believers how to grow in righteousness. Children up to age four are welcome in our nursery and will be lovingly cared for during all services. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. During our midweek prayer and Bible study, additional classes for children and teens teach foundational truths from the Bible for your child’s spiritual development.



The main goal of the Bible Baptist Church music ministry is to exalt Christ. Our mission is to support, motivate, train, and direct those whom God has called into the music ministry with a spirit of service, excellence, and humility. Through the music of Bible Baptist Church, we seek to bring honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. We endeavor to communicate the truths of God’s Word and help draw people closer to the Lord. We believe that Christ honoring music prepares hearts for the preaching of His Word. Christians are admonished to praise the Lord with all of their being. Each and every church service, we have numerous opportunities to communicate with the Lord through their music. We invite you to be a part of this exciting ministry. There are opportunities to be involved in many different areas, such as our adult choir, orchestra, and ensembles. Come join us as we make a joyful noise to the Lord!


“Sing forth the honour of his name; make his praise glorious.”

Psalm 66:2



Children need to learn about God and that living for Him is the best way to live! They also need character development, personal love, and spiritual nurture. The children’s ministries at Bible Baptist are more than babysitting - they have been developed to make church spiritually productive and enjoyable for your child. Your son and daughter will be given special attention from trained teachers and will love the games, songs, and Bible lessons each week.


Sunday School - Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Junior Church - Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Kid's Club - Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Special Activities - Scheduled throughout the year, including camp

“Train up a chid in the way he should go: add when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6





Teen years for young adults are some of the most confusing, exciting, and potentially dangerous years of life! Some parents are at a complete loss for how to deal with these years and teens need far more then they will learn from television, the internet, peers, or school! The Students With A Testimony (or SWAT) ministry at Bible Baptist Church will help your whole family navigate the teen years with guiding principles from the Bible. Teens can enjoy solid teaching, helpful friendships, mentoring from Godly leaders, and activities that provide good, clean fun!


Sunday School - Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.

SWAT - Wednesday Evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Special Activities - Scheduled throughout the year, including camp

“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

I Timothy 4:12





Whether it is strengthening your marriage, raising children, recovering from divorce or addiction, or simply growing in the Christian life - the adult ministries at Bible Baptist Church will provide a vast resource of support and growth to meet your spiritual needs!

Bible Baptist is made up of people of all ages and stages of life. Through our adult ministries, you will connect with others like yourself for Bible studies, fellowships, and activities. So regardless of your age or background, there is something for you!




In Matthew 28:18-20, “The Great Commission” creates both local and universal responsibilities. To meet the responsibility of evangelism beyond our community, these missionaries and ministries have been added to our church family to extend our ministry to church planting and local church edification across the world. We support them with both prayer and finances. And we maintain close ties and communications with them because they are partners who represent us in the Lord’s work.


We hold a Faith Promise Missions conference in the first quarter of each year, inviting a keynote speaker and hosting missionaries and church planters who give reports from the field. It is a great time of fellowship, encouragement, and challenge.


Barba: Dave & Claudia (Press On! Ministries)                                Buckingham: Joel & Holly (New Brunswick Canada)                                                 Bui Thomas & Kezia (Indonesia)

Bible Tracts (Bloomington, IL)

Bower: Tim & RoseAnne (Haiti)

Eiben: Gabriel & Susan (Pohnpei, Micronesia)

Fester: Mike & Vicky (Peru)

Fritz: Nathan & Tina (Cape Verde)

Frost: Devin & Amy (New Zealand)

Frueh: Mike & Sarah (Hungary)

Fruin: Rebekah (Cambodia)

Fruin: Ron & Tina (Cambodia)

Hammermeister: Darren & Elizabeth (British Columbia, Canada)

Kiss: Zoltan & Johanna (Hungary)

Lѐveillѐ: Eric & Melissa (Quebec, Canada)

McPhail: Forrest & Jennifer (Cambodia)

Mead: Josh & Julie (Senegal, West Africa)

Melton: Tim & Kim (Japan)

Moncofsky: Jason & Kelly (Quincy, IL)

Peterson: Tim & Cynthia (Germany)

Rains: Michael & Tina (Kenya)

Rains: Stephen & Christina (Kenya)

Schultz: Andrew & Jill (Zambia)

Smith: Jeff & Kim (Ottawa, Canada)

Strother: Ryan & Elisabeth (United Kingdom)

Thatcher: Don & Lisa (Ireland)

Town: Joshua & Joanna (Arabic Speaking People)

Walton: Dennis (BWM Representative)


“Go ye therefore, and reach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

Matthew 28:19



At Bible Baptist Church we want to provide an atmosphere where parents feel comfortable leaving their child in the nursery. We believe that each child is a special gift from God, so we want them to think of the nursery as a safe place where they can feel secure, loved, and cared for. It is the desire of each nursery worker to demonstrate the love of Jesus and to teach the Bible from infancy through the toddler years. Thank you for the opportunity and privilege of caring for your child. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are happy to have your child in our nursery.

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