• Welcoming Pastor Cody Knapik (center green shirt) with some members of pulpit committee, January 7, 2018
  • We welcome Montana Craig into our church family! She was baptized on March 25, 2018.
  • CBC youth with Juan Aragón, missionary to Chiapas, México 3/19/17
  • Manger Scene 2016 Youth Group
  • Children's Christmas Program 12/13/15
  • Thanks to French Studio, Herrin, IL (September, 2010)
  • Mission team at Huitzilán, Puebla, Mexico (June, 2015)
  • Mission team at Huacapa, Oaxaca, México (March, 2013)
  • Mission team with Eloy & family (April, 2011)
  • Lucas Hunter receives a Bible in honor of his Eagle Scout award.
  • Congratulations to Eagle Scout Kefren Hunter
  • Vacation Bible School, July, 2010
  • Vacation Bible School, July, 2010
  • Vacation Bible School, July, 2010
  • Vocan Paz, Costa Rica, 2005
  • Mission Team in Tacuba Nueva, México, 2011
  • At site in México 2008
  • La Ceiba Mission Trip, México, 2006



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 that is 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,
The pastor  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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Feels Like: 22°
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 4 MPH

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  • Office Hours: 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM
  • Especially for Children on Sunday Mornings

    Junior Church meets in the Education Building for children through 3rd grade. They leave the worship service after the  Children’s Story. 

    A nursery is provided in the Fellowship Hall building for children three years and under.


  • Church Doors

    Church doors will be opened on Sundays at 8:30 AM

    Doors will be locked 30 minutes after Church is dismissed (approximately.)


  • See inspirational messages, devotions, etc. on the Info Center page

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    (click crosses for The Grapevine)


  • Deacons Meeting changed


    Due to weather the Nov. 14th Deacons' meeting has been posponed until Nov. 18th at 3:00 PM.

  • Church Office closed

    The office will be closed November 19th through November 23rd. If you need anything please call your Deacon. For spiritual needs, call Rev. Dr. Al Turl (618-534-8091) or Rev. Carl Cottingham (618-521-0742). Carl will also be checking the office answering machine every night.

    There will be no Wednesday night service on November 21st.


  • "Stanton Warm Hearts and Bodies "

    The board of Deacons and the Mission Committee have joined forces to work on a special mission project during the month of November.  Becky and Larry Stanton serve many individuals living in tents who have limited heat sources and scarce wood supplies.  We are seeking donations for the "Stanton Warm Hearts and Bodies " project.  There are envelopes in the pews.  Our goal is to raise funds for wood, blankets, coats, etc. for the refugees in Serbia and Croatia.



  • Mens Breakfast Fellowship

    Y'all come.  Join us at 7:00 AM, Dec. 1st for a delicious breakfast (coffee, biscuts and gravy, bacon and scrambled eggs.)  Of course, the fellowship is even better.  See you then in the Fellowship Hall.



  • Decorate our Church

    Volunteers are needed to help decorate our church for the Christmas season.  

    8:00 AM, Saturday, Dec. 1st



  • Join us for the Lord's Supper

    Sunday, December 2nd we will be partaking of the Lord's Supper.  All who see Jesus as their Lord and Savior are welcome at his table in our congregation.  Service starts at 10:30 AM.  See you there.


  • Downtown Christmas in Carterville


    Downtown Christmas in Carterville will be 

    December 7, 2018 


  • Trustees Meeting

    Next Meeting

    December 9 @ 11:30 PM


  • Women's Meeting

    Women's Christmas Meeting

    December 13, 2018

    6:30 PM



  • Children's Christmas Program Practice Information



    Christmas Program Rehearsal PLUS Sunday School Class Parties will be on Dec. 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM. 



  • Choral Christmas Cantata


    December 16, 2018

    During 10:30 AM


  • Thank you!

    Thank you to everyone who helped make the Craft Fair a success! It's always a fun day of fellowship!


  • What is an American Baptist?

    On Sunday nights at 6:00 PM we will are learning about what it means to be a Baptist and what it means to be an American Baptist.  We hope you will join us!



  • A Must Read from Larry and Becky Stanton

    Refugees line up for dinner at the train station in Sarajevo. Would you like to share a warm dinner in Jesus' name?


    Click Here  to read a report from Larry Stanton about his recent trip to several refugee camps and their critical needs for the impending harsh winters.


  • Heart For Chiapas


    Juan and Denise Aragón have a new Heart for Chiapas newsletter out for September, 2018.  To see the wonderful photos and read it Click Here



  • Midweek Bible Study & Prayer Meeting time

    Our midweek Bible Study & Prayer Meeting meets at 6:00PM Wednesday evenings.



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  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    If you crochet and/or knit, we could use your help. We need more prayer shawls.



  • Have a reminder notice sent to you about an event or meeting

    Would you like a reminder sent to you about an event or meeting?  Click on the "Calendar" in the menu line above.  Click the event or meeting you want to attend.  You will see "Sign up to receive a reminder of this event by email or text." at the bottom of your event. Click it and a screen like the upper right of this announcement will appear.  Select which you prefer, email or text and when you would like to receive your reminder.  Don't forget to fill in the email address or the phone number and select your phone carrier (text.)  Try it.  It works and is helpful.


  • Want to search the Bible for a word or phrase?

    There is a "Bible Search" program on almost every page of this website except the Home, Calendar and Photos pages.  It is usually located in the left side panel and near the bottom of the page.  You can type in a word or a phrase and search to find the passage in which it appears.  It is in the NIV Bible and searches for words that the NIV uses.  Try it out.



  • 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.


   November 2018   

Upcoming Events



Church School for all ages
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM


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


Bible Search