Kelham Baptist Church

"Strength for Today,

Hope for Tomorrow"

WEATHER ALERT–Closed February 21 due to ice!


Kelham Korner



A History by Gene Brewington

(Updated with scans of the original graphics and photographs)

Kelham Kabin

Falls Creek Cabin


About Kelham Baptist Church

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



Sarah Kelham Bath, wife of real estate developer Vincent Bath, saw the need for a Sunday School for neighborhood children, and that became Kelham Baptist Church.

In 1955 with the neighborhoods of Oklahoma City changing and demographics shifting people and our membership north and west, Kelham 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—multiply by 10!) renovating the faciliities because the pastor believed some church would be there. Those facilities currently house Avery Chapel, AME.

In the late 1960s with neighborhoods again in flux and our members continuing to move north and west, Kelham moved to the northwest side of Oklahoma City, in the process taking in the membership of Utah Avenue Baptist Church. The two structures Kelham constructed on Staton Drive now house two differentl Baptist churches.

Kelham Baptist Church is a place you can call home. Our music is traditional (we sing hymns), and our preaching is expositional (we explain and apply the Bible).


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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