Peniel Baptist Church

Exalt the Savior, Equip Believers and Evangelize the Lost. 

5227 Silver Lake Drive, Palatka, Florida 32177

Church: 386-328-3548   Email: office@penielbc.com   Academy: 386-328-1707

Our Motto

To increasingly know and love Jesus Christ and to intentionally make Him known to all people.


Our Message

God's Desire: God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life (John 10:10)

Man's Condition: Man is sinful and separated from God so that he cannot know or experience God's love and plan (Romans 3:23)

God's Provision: Jesus Christ is God's only provision for man's sin (John 3:16)

Man's Responsibility: We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. It is only then that we can know and experience God's love and plan (John 3:36).


Our Purpose

Reach: Train many to reach out to people (2 Peter 3:9; Acts 1:7-9).

Teach: Eternal Truths must be taught to the people who come (2 Corinthians 4:5-6)

Ministry: Care must be offered for all the people we reach (Galatians 6:9-10)

Discipleship: Equipping classes for personal growth (1 Timothy 4:7)

Fellowship: All the people must experience lively fellowship (Philippians 2:1-5)

Worship: All the people must express exciting worship (Isaiah 6:1-3)



Our Strategy 
Our strategy is focused in the following areas: 
Biblical Preaching and Teaching, Individual and Corporate Spiritual Growth, Target Evangelism, Strategic Missions Involvement, Small Groups, Celebratory Worship and Praise Services, and a Conservative Financial Approach



Our Philosophy
The primary task God has given every pastor and pastoral staff is to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry and to edify the body of Christ. 


Our History
Peniel Baptist Church was constituted in July of 1852 as a Baptist Church. In January 1868, the church began raising funds for a new church building. In May of 1871, the name "Peniel Baptist Church" was adopted (see Genesis 32:30). Dr. Billy Graham was baptized in Silver Lake near Peniel Baptist Church on December 4, 1938. The church ordained him to evangelistic ministry on January 14, 1939. On February 20, 1967, Peniel Baptist Church dedicated its present Sanctuary and education building. The old church BUILDING, now known as The Chapel, was moved to its present location a year later. In August 1971, Peniel Baptist Church instituted the Peniel Baptist Academy Day Care Center and Kindergarten. In 1982, an Academy school building was dedicated which now houses preschool through 5th grade. On October 12, 2008, a new educational / High school building was dedicated. this building is built so a family life center type building can be added to it in the future.


Our Logo
The globe represents our world. The church and school seek to be a lighthouse to reach our community and the world. 




Our Mission
Exalt the Savior, Equip Believers and Evangelize the Lost!