I was contacted by a lady in Florida this week asking if I could help her find a church. She came to us by way of our resource website “online-churches.us.” This website is a resource center for people trying to get a ministry online. It is not set up to help somebody find a church.
After some talking with her via email, I got her zip code and went to the Baptist Ministries database (baptist-ministries.org). I did an advanced search using the search item “Baptist” (you have to put a search term in there or the database will not return any results).
I entered in her zip code, and chose a 10 mile radius. The database returned 9 churches (and a publishing ministry) within 10 miles of her home. I copied the link for the search results and sent it off to her.
We have many Missionaries and Pastors using the database to find a church, or list of churches. The Database was moved to a new server several weeks ago, and the new server seems to be working very well.
Using the advanced search feature you can also search for churches with a particular ministry (bus ministry for example). There are over 1000 categories available, including geographical.
So – if you or someone you know is trying to find a church (or churches – say for a missionary on deputation), the database can be very helpful.
There are about 6800 ministries in the database at this time, with more being added all the time.
The links are being checked and updated, and if you find an error, you can easily submit an error report to correct a ministry.
You can add a link yourself if your ministry is not listed.
Check the database out if you have not already seen it, again it is at Baptist-ministries.org.