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 making investments in our 7th-12th grade youth program to grow this very crucial ministry to cultivate young Christians. 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 church currently has Sunday School at 9:30am and the morning worship service at 11:00, every Sunday. The church has a large and talented choir, known as the “Chancel Choir." Crewe Baptist is dedicated to teaching and preaching the inerrant word of God, reaching lost souls, and helping believers achieve a closer walk with God. Crewe Baptist is endeavoring to make its facilities handicap accessible. In recent years, the church has invested in a handicap accessible van, a wheel-chair accessible restroom, and a commercial elevator, which allows all levels of the church building to be accessed.
In January 2022, Dallas Smith was called to Crewe Baptist Church as senior pastor, along with his wife Donna, who is his right-hand in many ministries and visitations. In the short time he has been senior pastor, Dallas has helped create an atmosphere of excitement and enthusiam for our church's ministry in the community and it has been evident in the attendance on Sunday mornings. This April, Crewe Baptist Church welcomed former interim pastor Bobby Duffy as the church's new Minister of Youth and Education. Bobby will focus on hosting Christ-centered activities for the youth and children, including Bible studes, mission work-days and fun events.
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 300 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.
Dallas Smith, Senior Pastor
Crewe Baptist Church is pleased to announce that Dr. Dallas Smith accepted the call to serve as senior pastor on January 1, 2022. Dr. Smith possesses a BA in Pastoral Theology, a Masters in Biblical Studies, and a Doctorate of Ministry. Visitors to Crewe Baptist will quickly recognize Dallas’ passion for reaching the lost, a love for God’s Holy Word, and an unparalleled enthusiasm for missions and ministry!
Dallas has been married to his faithful ministry partner and love of his life, Donna, for forty years. God has blessed them with two children and three grandchildren. Their daughter Amanda and her husband are IMB Missionaries in London, England, and Timothy and his wife are serving the Lord here in Virginia.
Bobby Duffy, Associate Pastor of Youth and Education
Pastor Robert (Bobby) Duffy accepted the call as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Education at Crewe Baptist Church (CBC) on April 1, 2022. He was raised in Crewe, Virginia, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in ministry at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, Kentucky. Bobby and his wife and partner in ministry, Brenda, have four children and eight grandchildren.
Pastor Bobby was called by the Lord to the pastoral ministry in October 2017. His passion is to theologically share the Good News of God’s love and help nurture spiritual development. Over the past several years, he has preached at various Baptist churches through pastoral supply and served as Interim Pastor at Crewe Baptist from January 2020 until December 2021.
He is excited to be working with the CBC youth in fostering an environment and organizing programs in religious and spiritual worship and growth. This includes providing guidance and support by educating them about Christianity, encouraging them to worship and to take part in volunteer work.