Our Story - Goodrich Memorial UMC

Dec 31, 2021


Welcome to the remarkable journey of Central Baptist Church - Goodrich Memorial UMC! As a community deeply rooted in faith and beliefs, we have a storied history that has shaped us into the vibrant congregation we are today. Join us as we explore our vision, mission, and values that guide us in serving our members and the broader community.

A Legacy of Faith

Central Baptist Church has been an integral part of the Lawton community for over a century. Our story begins with a small group of dedicated individuals who shared a strong desire to worship and serve together. Established in [year], our church has since grown both in size and in spirit.


At Central Baptist Church, our vision is to be a beacon of hope, compassion, and faith within our community. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals from all walks of life can find solace, renewal, and support. Our focus on nurturing spiritual growth and fostering meaningful connections allows us to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve.


Our mission is to glorify God by living out and sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are committed to cultivating a loving community that actively contributes to the well-being and spiritual development of our members. Through worship, fellowship, and outreach, we aim to uplift individuals and empower them to make a difference in the world.


Central Baptist Church holds a set of core values that guide our actions and decisions:

  • Inclusivity: We embrace diversity and welcome all individuals with open arms.
  • Authenticity: We encourage genuine worship and relationships, valuing transparency and honesty.
  • Compassion: We strive to demonstrate kindness, empathy, and understanding in our interactions.
  • Service: We are dedicated to serving both our congregation and the wider community through acts of love and generosity.
  • Growth: We foster an environment of continuous learning and spiritual growth for individuals of all ages.

Connecting with the Community

Central Baptist Church recognizes the importance of actively engaging with and supporting our local community. Our various ministries and outreach programs aim to address the needs of individuals and families in Lawton. Whether it's through volunteering, organizing charitable events, or providing resources, we are committed to making a positive difference beyond our church walls.

Join us on our Journey

We invite you to be a part of our story at Central Baptist Church - Goodrich Memorial UMC. No matter where you are on your faith journey, we welcome you with open hearts and open minds. Together, let us continue to grow in our relationship with God and one another as we strive to create a more compassionate and inclusive world.

Jordan Starkie
Can't wait to hear more about your journey! 🙌
Nov 11, 2023
Corey Maass
Looking forward to learning more about your faith journey!
Oct 6, 2023