Kelham Baptist Church

"Strength for today, hope for tomorrow"



Bible study for all ages—9:30 AM

Young Voices Choir—10:15 AM

Morning worship—10:45 AM

Men's and Women's Studies—5:00 PM

Evening worship—6:00 PM


Fellowship Meal—5:45 PM

(Chicken-fried Steak, $3/person, reservations required)

Bible study and prayer meeting—6:30 PM

Youth and Children's studies


OCC Sewing1 PM


Our Beliefs

A cooperating church of

the Southern Baptist Convention®

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Sunday's Sermon Topics

November 10

AM: Convictions that Matter

(Daniel 1:1-21)

PM: God Knows Best

(Daniel 2:1-23)

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Click here to read this week's

Kelham Korner newsletter (PDF)

A History by Gene Brewington

(Updated with scans of original graphics

and photographs)


Youth Happenings


Kelham Kabin

Falls Creek Cabin

(information and pictures)

About Kelham Baptist Church

Kelham Baptist Church began in December of 1913 in the Bath subdivision on the east  side of Oklahoma City. We celebrated 100 years of preaching the gospel in 2013.


Sarah (Kelham) Bath, wife of real estate developer Vincent Bath, saw the need for a Sunday School for her neighborhood children, and that became Kelham Baptist Church. She began a Sunday School in her home about 1911 to reach children in the neighborhood of Kelham Avenue and NE 13th in Oklahoma City. This church grew from that small Sunday School outreach.

In 1955, the church moved from Kelham Avenue to NE 36th and Staton Drive, taking in Park Estates, a mission of First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City. Several years before the church moved, it spent almost $250,000 (in 1954 dollars—a little over $2,000,000) renovating the faciliities because Pastor Anson Justice believed a church of some kind proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ would be there. He was correct because today those facilities house Avery Chapel, AME.

In the late 1960s, Kelham moved to the northwest side of Oklahoma City, merging with Utah Avenue Baptist Church. The buildings the church had constructed on NE 36th and Staton Drive currently house two different Baptist churches.

Kelham Baptist Church is a place you can call home. Our music is traditional (we sing hymns from hymnbooks) not because we are old-fashioned but because hymns powerfully emphasize historic truths of our faith. The community of God's people singing is a powerful testimony. Our preaching is expositional (we explain the Bible and apply its teachings to our lives today). Our church family is warm and welcoming.

"Strength for today, bright hope for tomorrow"

Kelham Baptist Church

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12605

3400 N. Meridian Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK   73157
Telephone: (405) 946-9826
Fax: (405) 946-9826

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