Welcome to Ballee Baptist Church
We Preach Christ Crucified
1 Cor 1:23
Sunday School & Bible Classes
Sunday School will meet (socially distanced) in the minor hall at 10:15am each Sunday morning.
Young People's Bible Classes will meet (socially distanced) in the youth hall at 10:15am each Sunday morning.
Please keep an eye on our Sunday School Facebook Page for any updates.
Morning Worship will be held in the church with a limited congregation. Prior registration is required, numbers are restricted and various regulations will be in place. Live stream will continue as normal and you can access this as usual via the church website, SermonAudio, Facebook or YouTube. Drive in facility will still be available for those who wish to attend in this way.
Drive-In Gospel Meeting will be held in the church car park each Sunday evening at 6:30pm. Live stream will continue as normal and you can access this as usual via the church website, SermonAudio, Facebook or YouTube.
Our weekly Fellowship Prayer Meeting will be held on Thursday evenings at 8:00pm via Zoom. Codes will be advised as normal.
The Bible Study will be held on Wednesdays at 7:45pm in the church with a limited congregation. Prior registration is required, numbers are restricted and various regulations will be in place. Live stream will continue as normal and you can access this as usual via the church website, SermonAudio, Facebook or YouTube.
SALT Youth Fellowship
SALT plans to meet (socially distanced) in the Youth Hall on Sunday 23rd May at 8:00pm.
You should keep an eye on our SALT Facebook Page for updates, posts and videos.
Some normal activities will be suspended during this time, and some will take on a different format.
You can keep up with many of our departments by following the Facebook pages listed below for regular updates.
Catch up on Recent Sermons here
Whether you've missed a sermon or just want to listen to our catalogue of past sermons, we have a large collection of recent sermons online.
The activities, days, times and formats detailed in this section refer to 'normal times'. Things may differ during and post lockdown so please refer to our Schedule section above for this month's activities.
What We Do
If you are searching for a Church home, we'd like you to know that there's a special place here just for you. Take a look through the various areas of ministry below to see what happens at Ballee Baptist Church.
Sunday Morning Worship
Sundays at 11:30 am
Each Sunday morning we have Morning Worship. This service has a traditional feel and includes a mix of hymn singing, prayers, children's address and teaching from God's Word. Pastor Anderson is normally the speaker, but from time to time it's a visiting speaker.
Normally Pastor Anderson undertakes a series of teachings on Sunday mornings. Currently we are studying a series on Hebrews 11 entitled 'The Framework for Christian Living'.
This service is followed by our Breaking of Bread service where we meet at the Lord's Table to remember his death upon the cross for our sins.
How To Continue Giving During Lockdown
We know that many of you would like to be able to still give your regular offerings even while we cannot gather together in the normal way to meet as a church.
Use Online Banking?
For those who use online banking, you can of course make a one off payment or set up a standing order for more regular giving. If you would like to do this, please use the bank details shown below.
Sort Code: 95-06-79
Account No: 00128708
Reference: Offering/Gift Aid No / Your Name
Don't Use Online Banking?
If you would like to set up a standing order but do not use online banking, then we have created a form that you can download, complete and send to your bank. They can then set up the standing order for you. You can download the Standing Order Form here.
Prefer to Send a Cheque
You can of course send a cheque made payable to Ballee Baptist Church to the treasurer at his postal address as published in our members book.
Register for Gift Aid
If you are a tax payer and would like us to be able to claim gift aid on your donations, then you can download our Gift Aid Declaration Form here. Simply complete and return this form to the treasurer. You can scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to the treasurer at his postal address as published in our members book.
Thought for the Day
Daily Devotionals During Lockdown
During our times of lockdown we posted a Daily Devotional each morning for your encouragement. That's 175 devotionals! You can view the entire series by clicking on the button below.
The most recent video in the series is shown just below. The full series can be accessed further below.
A Place for Worship
The primary reason we meet together is to focus our attention on God, giving Him our worship and receiving His blessing and inspiration. Each of these occasions is a special time of spiritual refreshment. We hope this is what you desire also.
A Place for Learning
To us, studying the Bible is vital because it not only instructs us intellectually, but also guides us spiritually. We believe it and accept it as God's Word to us, a Book that is alive and relevant to life today. Learning its truths is a thrilling adventure.
A Place for Enrichment
For every person at every age level we offer a wealth of opportunities - special programs and ministries for children, youth and adults which fill the church calendar. You can be sure that in this centre of activities there's more that one place where you can be personally enriched.
A Place for Friendship
Nothing quite compares to the joy of Christian friendship. That's why we make it a priority to build lasting bonds between the members of our church family - bonds of concern and genuine commitment to one another. Best of all, this circle of care is ever widening. We'd love for it to include you, too.
A Place for Service
Just as Jesus Christ came "not to be ministered unto, but to minister..." we accept our responsibility to reach out in service to others. This applies both within the church family and outside our fellowship. We look forward to serving you, and we hope to see you soon.
What We Believe
The complete acceptance of the following Doctrines of Faith is expected from all who become members.
The verbal inspiration, and the all and sole-sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as originally given.
The Trinity in unity of the God-Head.
The Essential Deity and Perfect Humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Personality of the Holy Spirit.
The Personal Election to Salvation.
The depraved and fallen state of man through sin.
The Substitutionary Sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Justification of the sinner through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The personality of the Devil.
The immortality of the soul.
The personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The resurrection of the body.
The eternal security of the believer.
The conscious eternal punishment of those who die impenitent.
The priesthood of all believers.
The binding character of the ordinances of the Lord's Supper.
The baptism of believers and the responsibility of all saved souls to live soberly, righteously and godly in this present age.
I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.
166 Toome Road, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT42 2HX
Pastor, Elders & Deacons
Those currently serving as elders are:
Those currently serving in the capacity of deacon are:
Pastor David Anderson
David took up the Pastorate in Ballee Baptist Church on 1st October 2020, prior to that he had been Pastor of Poyntzpass Baptist Church for three years.
Before being called by God in full-time ministry, he had been an active lay preacher for many years. He was saved at the age of seven. Formerly a member of Saintfield Baptist Church, he is married with 2 teenage children and has a burden for preaching the Word of God and seeking to build up the Church of Jesus Christ in its passion for Christ and for the Word of God.