• The congregation of Crainville Baptist Church welcomes you. Serving Christ for over 125 years.
  • We welcome Mike Monje into our church family! He was baptized on January 12, 2020.
  • We welcome Scott May into our church family! He was baptized on December 29th, 2019.
  • Our Children's Program - December 15, 2019.
  • VBS 2019 Children's Program for parents and others
  • We welcome Camille Roth into our church family! She was baptized on May 19th, 2019.
  • We welcome Vincent Perkins into our church family! He was baptized on May 19th, 2019.
  • Pastor Cody and the children during the children's message.
  • We welcome Tom Webb into our church family! He was baptized on April 21, 2019.
  • We welcome Mason Webb into our church family! He was baptized on April 21, 2019.
  • We welcome Montana Craig into our church family! She was baptized on March 25, 2018.
  • Welcoming Pastor Cody Knapik (center green shirt) with some members of pulpit committee, January 7, 2018
  • Decorating our sanctuary, 2018
  • Children's Christmas Program 2018
  • Choir's Christmas Cantata, 2018
  • Christmas in Carterville, 2018
  • Caroling December, 2018
  • CBC youth with Juan Aragón, missionary to Chiapas, México 3/19/17
  • Mission team at Huitzilán, Puebla, Mexico (June, 2015)
  • Mission team at Huacapa, Oaxaca, México (March, 2013)
  • Thanks to French Studio, Herrin, IL (September, 2010)
  • Manger Scene 2016 Youth Group
  • Mission Team in Tacuba Nueva, México, 2011
  • At site in México 2008
  • La Ceiba Mission Trip, México, 2006
  • Vocan Paz, Costa Rica, 2005
  • Our first church building


Thank you for visiting our website! 

   Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through our website and learn about our fellowship.
     If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest for Sunday School and worship.  You will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age
  • A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship

In His Care,
Reverend Knapik and Deacons of Crainville Baptist Church

Contact Us

Crainville Baptist Church

806 Marion St.
Crainville, Illinois 62918
Phone 618-985-2574

Crainville, Illinois


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  • Let's Meet Together in Worship

    Please read a letter from Pastor Cody and the Deacons concerning our congregation's moving into and adapting to the state of Illinois' Phase Four.

     Click Here


  • Regarding easing of building use restrictions

    On June 28, 2020

    The deacons met Sunday, June 28, 2020 to discuss what Illinois moving into Phase Four meant for our congregation.  The following three motions in red were made and passed after much discussion with what we want to do and what it is morally and ethically safe and right to do at this point.

    “At this particular time we are going to commence church service July 5th and postpone in person Sunday School until further notice.” Passed by unanimous voice vote.  (For at least July 5th there will be no nursery nor Junior Church.  Please watch announcements for any change to this.)

    “The Sunday morning worship times are 9:00am and 11:00am. High-risk individuals are encouraged to attend at 9:00.”  Passed by unanimous voice vote.

    The facilities will be cleaned (disinfected) between the services. Offering plates will be placed by each exit (front doors and the door by the piano.) On communion Sundays, the elements will be placed in the cup holders in the pews prior to the service.

    “That the ushers be asked to seat people on arrival, maintaining groups six feet apart and minimizing instances of people passing close by one another.” Passed by unanimous voice vote.

    Other details discussed and agreed upon about the worship service: Participants entering the building will have their temperature taken before entering, a mask provided for them if they did not bring their own and it will be expected to be worn at all times during the service except while taking communion. Singing will be very limited. The order of worship and the list of prayer requests will be projected on the wall. Caution will be given about what should be given during prayer requests as the service will be live streamed to anyone tuning in.  

    Al Turl, chair
  • Midweek Bible Study & Prayer Meeting time

    Our midweek Bible Study & Prayer Meeting meets at 6:00PM Wednesday evenings in person or on Zoom (your preference.)



  • PayPal not accepted


    Donations to Crainville Baptist Church can no longer (as of now) be made on PayPal.

    We learned that none of the donations sent to PayPal were being deposited in our congregation’s bank account. PayPal will remit these back after a certain time to the donor. Or the donor can go to their PayPal account and cancel the donation.

    Apparently our bank does not have a password needed by PayPal for account holders that do not use on-line banking. Without such a password PayPal will not remit the funds.

    As of June 1, 2020 we cancelled our account with PayPal and removed them from our website.

    We are preparing a procedure with an alternative program for on-line donating and will announce its name and contact information as soon as it is established and proven to be viable.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    All Sunday worship service videos are listed by date under the "Devotions" button in the menu line above.

    Click Here



  • Meals on Wheels

    Crainville Baptist Church will be delivering Meals on Wheels June 29th - July 3rd at 10:15am.

    Monday: Debbie Horn & Evelyn Endsley 

    Tuesday:   J.P. & Sara Barrington

    Wednesday:  Jim & Jane Stalker

    Thursday:  Bill & Janet Klope

    Friday:  Gary & Melinda McGowan


  • Office Hours

    Office Hours

    Monday, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM



  • See the pastor's newsletter messages, devotions, etc. on the Info Center page or

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    (click crosses for The Grapevine)



  • Stanton’s videos of ministry

    A message from Larry and Becky Stanton:

    Hi, church family! Here’s a link to a very special prayer request. Check it out, and please share!

    Click Here




  • Christians' relationship with Haiti


    Why we need to talk about President Trump's remarks about Haiti, etc.  Christianity Today has an excellent article.

    Click Here


  • Recycle Bulletins

    Please recycle your bulletin after worship on Sundays.  There is a basket in the narthex so if you don't want to take your bulletin home, please put the bulletin and inserts in the basket so they may be recycled.   Thank you.


  • Welcome to our website!

    Welcome to our website!  If you have any corrections, suggestions or questions, please address them to Al Turl or send them by clicking the email button at the upper left.  Thank you and enjoy our site.


  • Crainville Baptist Church

  • Positions Available

    Position 1:  This website needs everyone in the church to report church news, dates and particulars of upcoming events.

    Position 2:  All available photographers (digital) are needed to send in event photos.

    Position 3:  Those with historic photos are urged to let us scan them for this site.

    Hours:  You set the hours and work from home.

    Salary:  Our undying gratitude.

    Apply for one or more of these positions by clicking the email button on the left.

    Hey, what more could you ask for?

    PS  Please let others who may not know we have this website or have internet access know about these marvelous opportunities.


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  July 2020  
Upcoming Events


Church School for all ages
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
CBC Youth
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Evening Worship
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM






Church School for all ages
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
CBC Youth
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Evening Worship
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Ministers and Spouses Fellowship Lunch
12:00 PM
Kitchen and Fellowship Hall


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