About Us

Who We Are

We are a gospel-centered church in Circleville, Ohio seeking to exalt the Savior, equip the saints, and extend the kingdom of God. By gospel-centered, we mean that we seek to unashamedly proclaim and intentionally live out the good news about the person and work of Jesus Christ. For the unforgiven sinner, the gospel provides hope and salvation from the power, penalty, and presence of sin. For the forgiven sinner, the gospel provides growth in holiness and empowerment for ministry and everyday living.

Our Mission

We Seek to Exalt the Savior

Scripture teaches us that the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever (1 Cor. 10:31; Rom. 11:36; Ps. 73:25–28). Consequently, we seek to exalt the Savior in all that we do as a church. This controls not only what we teach and how we worship but also how we live in community with one another.

We Seek to Equip the Saints

Scripture describes the church as the body of Christ (Eph. 4:11–16). As such, God graciously gives his church the leaders and the spiritual gifts necessary to equip his people for the work of the ministry and the growth and maturity of the body. From our Sunday morning classes to our small group gatherings, we seek to provide teaching, resources, and opportunities for God’s people to grow into fully mature disciples of Jesus Christ.

We Seek to Extend the Kingdom of God

Scripture commands us to make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:18–20). We believe this begins in our immediate community and extends to the entire world through both North American and international missions. We seek to extend the kingdom through personal evangelism, supporting compassion ministries, participating in short-term missions, and giving to missionaries.

Our Distinctives

We are an Elder-Led Congregation

The teaching and example of Scripture are clear that the church should be shepherded, protected, led, and fed by a plurality of spiritually-mature and scripturally-qualified men who are called and gifted by God to the office of elder (Acts 20:28; 1 Tim. 3:2–7; Titus 1:6–9; 1 Pet. 5:1–3). In Scripture, the terms elder, pastor, and overseer (or bishop) are used interchangeably and refer to the same office.

We are a Multi-Generational Congregation

We are blessed to be a congregation that spans multiple generations. We even have some families where the grandchildren, parents, and grandparents all attend. We have a good number of retired couples as well as young children. As a result, we have classes to meet the needs of all ages.

We Value Expository Preaching

Because we believe in the inspiration, inerrancy, authority, and sufficiency of God’s Word, we believe the text of Scripture should control the shape and emphasis of the sermon. It is our general practice to systematically preach through books of the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments.

We are Affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention

Although we are an autonomous, self-governing church, we choose to associate with churches of like faith and practice within the SBC. As such, we send messengers to the annual convention, support the Cooperative Program and state-level SBC initiatives, and give to both the NAMB and the IMB.

How We Started

We started as a group of 24 people meeting in homes in the Spring of 1975. After a little over a year, we officially became Logan Elm Baptist Church on August 22, 1976, and began with 78 charter members. Over the years, God has blessed our church, and the congregation has sacrificially given and volunteered to build our current facilities on the corner of Stoutsville Pike and Bolender-Pontious Road. We are thankful for God’s continued grace, provision, and faithfulness to our church since 1975.