Our History at Cedar Street:
A Story of God’s Continual Grace
Cedar Street Baptist Church began as a missional plant of the First Baptist Church of Metter, Georgia in August of 1960. With direction and support from the Metter community, the mission immediately began to grow. In July of 1961 Cedar Street’s first pastor was called, and in 1963 land was purchased to begin constructing a church facility. In June of 1964 a ground-breaking ceremony was held for CSBC’s first building, and the facility was completed one year later. Cedar Street Baptist Church was finally constituted as a self-supporting Southern Baptist church in October of 1964.
Since CSBC first opened its doors to Metter, the church has been blessed by God through several seasons of continual grace. In 1980 a new sanctuary was built to meet the needs of the flourishing congregation. Recently, the fellowship hall (2007), Sunday School rooms (2008), and playground (2008) have also been renovated. Finally, in 2014 CSBC’s new Administration & Education building was completed, providing more office space and Sunday School rooms so every age group would have a suitable meeting place to learn and grow together.
Looking towards the immediate future, plans are currently being discussed to launch a potential building campaign that would include an expansion of the current sanctuary and a Family Life Center to support the congregation’s growing membership and thriving ministries.