Upcoming Events

9:00am Nursery Opens
9:15am Karen Worship (Library)
9:45-10:15am Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
10:30am Worship Service (Sanctuary)
11:30am Coffee Fellowship (Lobby)
11:45am 2nd Sunday Choir rehearsal (Sanctuary)

May 19 6:30pm Adult Children of Alcoholics (Each Tuesday; Community Room)
May 20 9:15am-11:45pm Friendship International (Each Wednesday)
May 21 7:00-8:00pm Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
May 27 6:30pm Spiritual Practices Group

A Church Home for You

Join Us for Worship at 10:30 Sundays

My name is Steve Mechem and I am the Pastor of Second Baptist Church of St. Louis. On behalf of the folks at 2nd BC, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website. Feel free to look through the pages that follow. If you have any questions or if I can provide any additional information, contact me at stevemechem@gmail.com or 314.991.3424.

My wife and I have recently moved to the area and we love being St. Louisans. - the phenomenal Gateway Arch
- great baseball,
- a world class zoo,
- marvelous museums,
- mile upon mile of hiking and biking paths,
- a fabulous network of parks,
- an impressive botanical garden,
- wonderful restaurants,
- a vibrant international community,
- big city amenities with a small city feel.

Also on my list of wonderful and unique things about St. Louis is Second Baptist Church.
Second Baptist Church with our storied history dating back to 1833 (and before that to 1818 as pioneer missionary John Mason Peck came to town).
Second Baptist Church with our ministry of grace and reconciliation in this city.
Second Baptist Church with our “open and progressive” mindset.
Second Baptist Church and our refusal to settle for pat answers.
Second Baptist Church and our bent for “engaging conversations.”
Second Baptist Church in its beautiful and pastoral setting.
Second Baptist Church and its unique and welcoming Sanctuary of the Beatitudes.
Second Baptist Church with our emphasis on excellent and reflective worship.
Second Baptist Church made up of a congregation of warm and friendly people.
Second Baptist Church and our ongoing invitation to any and all to come join us.
Second Baptist Church and our commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord.

Second Baptist Church - a unique and wonderful part of greater St. Louis. Consider this my invitation to you to visit with us as we worship and serve at Second Baptist Church.

Grace, Steve

Experience Second Baptist

If you want to get a better taste for our church, consider listening to a few of our recent sermons online. If these speak to you — then by all means, come and visit! Please consider stopping by at 10:30 on a Sunday morning.

Welcome to Second Baptist Church

We, the community of faith known as Second Baptist Church, invite into our fellowship all persons who name Jesus Christ as Lord, without regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender, ability, sexual orientation, level of education, economic status, marital status, or any other status that may be misunderstood as a barrier to authentic fellowship.

We further welcome all who seek God, all who reject easy answers, all who have questions about faith, and all who feel out of step with the religious mainstream. We strive to be an open community where people feel comfortable and encouraged as they search for meaning and purpose in life. We invite you to join us as we discover grace together.