Welcome to Columbia Street Baptist Church, Bangor Maine, USA
We are one of Bangor's historic downtown churches committed to ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed.
Founded as a downtown mission church in 1845, we stand today at the head of Cross Street as a strong witness to the power of God and His gospel in the lives of ordinary, dedicated Christians.
My greetings to all this holiday season. I would like to thank all who have supported the Mansion's move into our new home at Columbia St Baptist Church. I feel the love and desire from the saints of CSBC to serve together for the glory of God. I do feel our Lord has brought us together in this unique partnership to win souls and make disciples for HIS pleasure! I am very excited to be a part of this outreach to our community and to see what our Lord will do with us working together to reach folks in Bangor and beyond with the Gospel.
We are looking forward to the Baptism on Dec.15th at the Mansion. Please be in prayer for those who will be obeying in believer's baptism on that day. Our van should be on the road in a couple of weeks to help pick people up to go to church and then take them home after the service. Please pray for a possible mission trip to Kenya this spring to help orphans and the elderly. Thank you for your prayers and please continue to pray for us as we are also praying for Columbia St Baptist Church.
The Climbing Wall
When Columbia Street Baptist Church bought the old Nissen Bakery building next door to the church in the early 1960's, the leaders of the church decided to create a gym ministry to Bangor area youth. In the 50 years since, this forward-thinking idea flourished into one of our most effective outreach ministries. Hundreds of youth and adults have heard the Gospel while playing basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, dodge ball, Pinewood Derby, and many other athletic programs.
In recent years the gym has suffered damage from a leaky roof, as well as the effects of age and lack of funding. Following a major water leak in 2012 the church determined to repair and revive this vital outreach ministry, investing in future generations who will once again be presented with the Good News of the salvation of Christ while at the same time learning about their own abilities and the courage they can bring to the situations they will face as they grow.
Central to our gym ministry will be a climbing wall generously donated by the Bangor YMCA, which did not have the space for it in their new facility. In January 2013 a group of volunteers from the church, under the guidance of the CSBC Property Manager, Jerry Gunn, began the process of repairing the gym and building the Wall. This included laying a new tile floor with basketball inlays, repairing a water-damaged wall section, and stripping and insulating two of the exterior walls. Work has progressed steadily since then, and the wall should be complete by the end of November. Along with the basketball court, it will be part of a revitalized outreach to children, teens, and their families.
Stay tuned to our website for progress updates. Click through our slideshow to see the work completed so far.