About CBC

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Countryside Baptist Church and our community. Countryside Baptist Church was established in Gainesville, FL in 1959. We hope that after you look through our website and attend our services, you will consider becoming a more active part of our growing community of faith. Led by Senior Pastor Bill Keith, Countryside Baptist Church offers many ministries for people of all ages and walks of life who are looking to strengthen their relationship with Christ. We offer ministries in a wide variety of age groups including: AWANA Clubs for children ages 2-12th grades, 24/7 Youth Ministry, Crossroads College Ministry, Senior Ministries, and much more.

All Are Welcome

We want to meet you where you are and hopefully help you grow in a meaningful relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. We are people who struggle and hurt as we face the daily pressures of life. We are also people who are experiencing the life and joy of Jesus Christ in our daily lives. We would like nothing more than to have you join us as we seek, learn, and grow together in our spiritual walks with God.

Whether you’re seeking God, curious about our fellowship, or attend our service regularly, there’s something for you here. Our church exists to minister to the real needs of people with the authentic love of Jesus Christ! We invite you to experience the genuine worship, encouraging messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that are a part of our community. We hope you will come to worship study and celebrate with us often. And, if you do not have a church home, we would be honored to have you consider becoming a part of our fellowship.



If you’re already a member of our church, we hope you’ll take advantage of some of the resources and tools available to you. In addition, information about ministries, service times and community events can also be found here. Our hope is that our website will be one of many ways you stay connected to our church community.

Visit Us in Person

Our office is open  for business during the school year from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. During the summer, we have abbreviated hours and are usually available from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. It is best to call us for an appointment, especially when visiting during the summer: (352) 332-1493.

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