Crewe Baptist Church, of Crewe, Virginia, is a relatively large Southern Baptist congregation in a rural town setting. Our church was founded in 1888 and has approximately 150-200 attending members, in a town with a population of about 2,200 citizens. Our church’s motto is “Upward, Inward, Outward,” and our church members are committed to many ministry programs that reflect our desire to fulfill these goals. We have a strong Baptist Men’s program, various weekly and bi-weekly prayer meetings and suppers, and an active WMU. Our church has RA and GA programs and a very successful VBS program, with attendance of about 150 children every year. We are growing our 7th-12th grade youth group, and are taking 15 kids to summer camp this year. We have been broadcasting our 11am Sunday service on 800AM for about 50 years to southside Virginia, and can now be heard world-wide through WSVS’s internet streaming and on 97.1FM. Our nursing home ministry includes providing DVD’s of Sunday services to area nursing homes for their residents, many of whom are members of our church.
Our church currently has an informal early worship service at 8:30am, Sunday School at 9:30am, and a formal/traditional worship service at 11:00, on Sunday mornings. The church has a large and dedicated choir, known as the “Chancel Choir.”
Crewe Baptist Church’s facilities are prominently located on the main highway, in the heart of Crewe. The brick, Greek Revival sanctuary structure was erected in 1916, after a fire destroyed the original wood-framed building. The educational building was constructed in the 1960’s, and continues to provide plentiful space for adult and children’s Sunday School activities. The main sanctuary can seat about 350 people, and offers two digital projectors and multimedia capability. The fellowship hall is located in the basement of the main building, and has a large, attached kitchen. The youth group has a “lounge” that features ping pong, pool, foose ball, video games, a small kitchen, and an adaptable room and stage area. Our church is also the home-church of the great “Lottie Moon.” Many church groups visit our sanctuary every year to see the Lottie Moon stained glass window, which is an original feature of the 1916 sanctuary, and to visit her burial site at the Crewe Cemetery.