Central Baptist Church

Central Baptist Church has ministered in Antigua & Barbuda since 1965. The church was led by six non-nationals, each serving for short periods for the first 20 years of its life. The founding minister was Pastor Cleo D. Morse of Texas (USA), an independently supported missionary of Southern Baptist roots. Since December 31, 1985, Dr. Hensworth W.C. Jonas has served as Pastor/Presiding Elder, the first Antiguan born national to serve in this role.
As the oldest surviving Baptist church on the island of Antigua, the church has given birth to the East Caribbean Baptist Mission, planted other churches and conducted a variety of ministries, including the Baptist Academy of Antigua, the Sovereign Grace Hour television and radio ministry, the Baptist Retreat Centre, and the Family Training Institute & Counselling Service.

Turn off Independence Drive at the Antigua Plumbing & Hardware Centre and drive through Ottos (Newtown) to Radio Range. It is a part of complex of pink buildings shared with the Baptist Academy on the hill overlooking the St. John's Harbour.