Bible Baptist Church is an Independent, Fundamental, Bible-Believing, Baptist Church.

   We believe in the absolute authority of the Scriptures as preserved in the King James Bible, that Jesus Christ is all-sufficient for salvation, that He has left us here as the Body of Christ to carry out his command to Go and preach the Gospel, and that He is coming again to take us to heaven some sweet day!

   We whole-heartedly reject the modernism and liberalism of many contemporary churches of our day and without apology, hold to the old-fashioned manner of worship with the old hymns, Bible preaching and invitations! BBC is NOT Southern Baptist, and we are NOT GARBC. We do not agree with the emergent church and the progressive movement of many within the Baptist church today. We do not define ourselves as TRADITIONAL, but rather We are BIBLICAL.

     In 1950, a group of people began meeting every summer, holding tent revival meetings near the shores of Intermediate Lake. It was through those tent meetings in the summers of 1950 and 1951, that God raised up the Bible Baptist Church of Central Lake. In 1964 the new church building was built at the location we have been ever since. There have been many updates , changes and additions since then, but, BBC has remained faithful to the old-time gospel and remained dedicated to the great task of reaching our community for Christ! We have continued to remain true to our roots and each year BBC holds tent revival meetings that begin with a community-wide 4th of July celebration. Our folks enjoy being in the town parade, and giving away free hot dogs, popcorn, bottled water, and snacks. Oh yes, and of-course, the good news of Jesus Christ!

     Our vision, beginning in Central Lake, throughout Antrim County and around the world, is to shed abroad the Love of God and bring people to a saving knowledge of our wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ. Moreover, to help God's people grow in their walk with Christ, and to equip our families for the service of the King.

      It is our desire to serve you and your family. In these difficult days, we want to be a bright beacon of hope to all who pass by our way. If you are seeking a church home, please consider coming HOME to Bible Baptist Church. You will find the wonderful people of BBC will reach out to you with Christ-like love and care.


If we can do anything to be a help or blessing to you, if it is in our power to do it, we will!

Pastor R. G. Tharp