Kelham Baptist Church

"Strength for today, hope for tomorrow"

3400 N. Meridian Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Office Hours: 9 AM—1 PM, Weekdays

Telephone: 405 946-9826


& Activities

Sunday, June 23

9:30 AM Sunday school & Bible study

for all ages

10:45 AM Morning service

5:00 PM Men's study (Ezekiel)

Women's study (1 Corinth1ans)

Youth & Children Studies/Activities

Tuesday, June 25

1:00 PM Dorcas Circle & Associates

Wednesday, June 26

5:45 PM  Fellowship meal—Chicken Spaghetti

6:30 PM Midweek service

Youth and Children's activities

A pdf of Charles Harris's study booklet of the Book of Genesis is available on the page with our newsletter.


Click on the bulletin icon below for a full-sized, printable PDF of the bulletin for this week.



We provide a low-power AM radio broadcast of the morning service in our

parking lot at 1610 AM on your radio

for those who prefer to remain in their cars.

Music Ministry

No choirs are active at this time.

Our Beliefs

We are a cooperating church of the

Southern Baptist Convention® and adhere

to the Baptist Faith and Message.

More information about the SBC


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A History by Gene Brewington

(Updated with scans of original graphics

and photographs)

Youth Happenings

(Updated March 18, 2021)

Kelham Kabin

Falls Creek Cabin

(history, 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
. This year will mark 110 years.

Sarah (Kelham) Bath, wife of real estate developer Vincent Bath, saw the need for a Sunday School for her neighborhood children, and that became the Kelham Avenue 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.

Photo source: Gumm, John. [Photograph 2012.201.B0971.0026], photograph, February 5, 1959; ( accessed June 10, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History,; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

Photo source: Kelham Baptist Church archives, Anson Justice files.

In 1955, the church moved from Kelham Avenue to NE 36th and Staton Drive, taking in Park Estates Baptst Church, 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 $2.9 million in 2023 dollars) to renovate the facilities because Pastor Anson Justice believed a church of some kind proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ would be there. That location is the home of the Avery Chapel, AME.

Edited Photo source: Jacoby, Ray. Kelham Avenue Baptist Church, photograph, June 13, 1957; ( accessed December 28, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History,; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society

VBS Group Photo, 1957: Pastor David C. Hall is on the left.

Photo credit: Jacoby, Ray. Kelham Avenue Baptist Church, photograph, June 13, 1957; ( accessed June 10, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History,; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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 were sold and currently house two different Baptist churches, Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church and Followers of Christ Baptist Church.


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 and remind us of the truths those who have gone before us have learned and celebrated). The community of God's people singing is a powerful testimony and great encouragement. Our preaching is expositional (we explain the Bible and apply its teachings to our lives today). Our church family is warm and welcoming.

You can join our drive-in church service on Sunday mornings by parking in our parking lot and tuning your radio to 1610 AM.

"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
(a voice call is necessary before faxing any material)

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