Branford and the shoreline community is the home that we are thankful to call our own. Our mission is to share Christ with the community we love and exemplify unity around the cross!


This church is a Baptist Church by conviction and principle, not by affiliation. This means that we believe the basic Bible teaching for which Baptists have historically stood. As Baptists, we believe the following:
-The Bible is our sole authority for all matters of faith and practice.
-The church should be autonomous or self-governing.
-The believer does not need a priest other than Jesus Christ to come boldly to God. Every Christian has equal access to God personally.
-God’s Word gives us two ordinances for the church: baptism and the Lord’s supper.
-Each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ.
-The separation of church and state is Biblical.
-The believer is eternally secure and cannot lose salvation.
-There are two Biblical offices in the church – pastors and deacons.


As a local assembly of believers, we join together in worship, evangelism, service, prayer, and fellowship. As an independent, Baptist church, we are not affiliated with any particular Baptist denomination or ruling body. Because of this, we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe. In short, our church answers to the headship of Jesus Christ rather than a denominational body. There are currently more than 13,000 independent Baptist churches in America and thousands more throughout the world.
The Purpose Statement of Community Baptist Church is to:
  • Know the Lord
  • Grow in His Word
  • Connect with Each Other
  • Serve Him Faithfully