First Baptist Church of Painesville

Reaching Out Welcoming Others to Christ Painesville, OH
First Baptist Church of Painesville

Who We Are

The atmosphere of our church is warm, you’re treated as our friend and guest from the moment you enter the doors. It’s a great place to relax and unwind during any season of the year. At First Baptist Church of Painesville, we have culturally relevant services that help you apply biblical principles to everyday life.

About Us

Conservative, Casual, Spirit-filled, Multigenerational, Down to Earth, Creative

Children's Ministry, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Community Service

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Blue-grass, Organ, Passionate Reverent, Hillsong-style

American Baptist Churches USA




Plan Your Visit



10801 Johnnycake Ridge Rd
Painesville, OH 44077-2467

(440) 354-4454


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Our Services

What are services like?
Our services are a mixture of both contemporary music and traditional hymns. We are a multigenerational church with 90 year olds texting in service to infants. We offer childcare for our services and have education programs for all ages. This is a church where you feel welcome and at home. The pastor is in his 30s and preaches biblically relevant sermons with simple life applications.

What is the community like?
We are a multigenerational church. We are welcoming and enjoy spending time with each other. We study scripture and learn how to follow God and mature as Christians together. We welcome you just as you are . . . there are not dress codes or expectations. Jesus loves you and so do we.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We are happy to have you come and check us out. We will not try to force you to convert. We live our faith by example. We pray that as you watch and learn you will come to know Christ. We do give opportunities to learn how to become a follower of Jesus but we never pressure you. Our pastor can meet you where you are and answer all sorts of tough questions about faith and God. We encourage you to come and see if God is real to you here.

Leadership View all

Peter McCurdy

Peter McCurdy

Pastor Peter Paul Tomlin McCurdy: Rev. McCurdy was born in Harrisburg, PA. He graduated High School from Ridgway Area Junior Senior High School in Ridgway, PA. Rev. McCurdy attended Evangel University, Houghton College, and graduated from Asbury College with a BA in Biblical Studies. He then attended Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College and graduated with a MA in Theology. He was ordained as an American Baptist Minister at First Baptist Church of LeRoy in May, 2005. He is currently working on a DMin from Northeastern Seminary. Rev. McCurdy is dedicated to his children and wife. His is the father of four children. He also strives to serve God as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Painesville. Pastor Pete has served on the Region Board of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio and serves on the UNO (Unity in Northeast Ohio) Steering Team. Pastor Pete also have participated and led mission trips to Peru in 2011 and 2012.

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