When We Meet and How to Reach Us


9:00 a.m. – Choir Practice
10:00 a.m. – Worship Together/Sunday School
11:15 a.m. – Food and Fellowship

We would love to hear from you. Feel free to phone or text (508) 764-6365. For more information about our leadership, please read on.

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Donations may also be made by sending a check to Central Baptist Church, PO Box 886, Southbridge, MA 01550. Thank you for your prayerful generosity.

Our Pastor

CHARLTON – Jennifer A.G. Layte of Charlton began as pastor of Central Baptist Church in Southbridge. [T&G Staff/Rick Cinclair]

Rev. Jennifer A. G. Layte (“Pastor Jenn”) is our permanent part-time pastor, who began ministering among us in January 2019. She was ordained by our church on May 19, 2019. Pastor Jenn graduated with a Master’s in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary of the East in 2015. Since then, she has also earned her certification as a spiritual director and become a Board Certified Chaplain. She and her husband Paul make an excellent team and we are delighted to have them both here.

Pastor Jenn loves writing (which is good, because sermons) and has written two books, Trees in the Pavement (2008), a children’s novella about refugees, and Favored One (2019), about Mary the mother of Jesus. Favored One was published through the Pilgrimage, an online spiritual formation ministry Pastor Jenn founded in 2016. When she’s not writing, providing spiritual direction and care, or preaching (or all three), she enjoys road trips with Paul, reading books in the company of their dog, Chunk, visiting near and far-flung family, and inventing craft projects for herself.

Our Leadership Team

Central Baptist Church is led by our pastor and two boards–the Deacon Board and the Administration (Admin) Board. Each board meets together monthly, usually with the pastor, to make prayerful decisions for the life of our church.