First Baptist Church of Columbia is a vibrant community of Christ-followers striving not for uniformity, but for unity that can only come through the work of the Holy Spirit. In our call to be one as Christ has proclaimed, we seek to treat diversity with respect and love, and nurture our faith as we journey together in the work of God's Kingdom.
Normally our Sundays are filled with opportunities to worship God while building a faithful community. In these times of social pause, we invite you to join us online each week for worship at 11:15am on Sundays as well as various virtual gatherings during the week. .
We value our kids and students not just as the future of our church, but also the present. Our young people are invited to join in the worship and leadership of our community. Building a foundation of faith while developing a passion for Christ and the Church is essential to all of our ministry efforts.
We believe that what we do within each ministry should flow purposefully out of what we value and love. Our ministries are designed to build community and faith. We offer a mix of life stage/ affinity groups as well as inter-generational opportunities to connect the entire body of Christ.
Ed serves as the Associate Pastor for Music and Administration. He is in charge of everything from choir practice and hand bells to construction projects and heating bills. When in doubt, ask Ed.office: 573-442-1149
Ed has been the associate pastor of music and administration for more then 29 years. He oversees a variety of elements at First Baptist Church from music ministry and worship planning to finance and personnel matters. He received his Bachelor of Science in church music from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo, and his Master of Church Music from Southern Theological seminary in Kentucky. Like a family, he likes that everyone brings something different to the table but that there is unity among the congregation. Ed has led the church in some of its most creative and arts centered initiatives and even served as the president of the Handbell Musicians of America from 2014-2017.