"Building His KINGDOM!"

Founded in 1950, Central Baptist Association is a family of 19 Southern Baptist Churches and Missions located in Decatur, Bloomington, and most of the smaller towns located between them! You will find our Churches and Missions to be friendly, conservative, evangelical, and Baptist.

If you are seeking information about a church home in Central Illinois, please feel free to contact any of the churches directly. They will be glad to welcome you! You can also contact our office directly.

Visit our "What We Believe" Page for a brief summary of the Baptist Faith and Message. If you have never heard "The Good News" about becoming a Christian, click on the link to the right in the "Baptist Connections" section to learn more about how you can follow Christ. If you are in need of someone to talk to, please contact our office. 

Our Mission

"To foster relationships among churches in order to assist them in fulfilling the Great Commission."




Contact Us

Central Baptist Association

650 N. Wyckles Rd.
Decatur, Illinois 62522
Map  •   Directions
Phone (217) 330-7593
Mobile (217) 521-2420


  • Churches live streaming services.

    The following churches are live-streaming or have audios of their services available from their websites:

    Arthur So. Baptist Church-Pastor Doug Davis  arthursouthern.org

    Emmanuel has audio of Pastor Scott Andrews sermons  esbcdiscoverthedifference.org

    Galilee has audio of Pastor Joey Krol sermons   galileedecatur.com

    FBC, Mt. Zion-Pastor Tracy Smith  fbcmtzion.org

    Sullivan-Pastor Don Lusk   sullivansbc.org

    Tabernacle-Pastor Carlton Binkley  tbc.church

    Tri-Valley-Pastor Ron Woodrum  trivalleybaptistchurch.com


  • Is it happening or not?

    • All IBSA activities are cancelled through May 30th.  A decision on camps has not been made yet.
    • All IBSA Mission trips are cancelled through August 31.
    • CBA events are tentative--depending on the quarantine timeline.  The CBA Semi-Annual Meeting has been cancelled.
    • SBC 2020 Annual Meeting has been cancelled

    Effective today all Illinois Baptist Disaster Relief training scheduled in April and May are canceled due to the COVID 19 outbreak and will be rescheduled at a later date to be announced. Thank you for your patience and prayer.

  • 3 Circles: Life Conversation Evangelism Training

    If you would like to have this Evangelism Training for your Church family, please contact the CBA office to schedule.

    This training is done by Pastor Chad Williams, CBA Missions.

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