Macedonia Baptist Church is an autonomous Baptist church that has voluntarily chosen to be affliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Our allegiance, however, is to the Lord Jesus Christ and the sufficiency of the Word of God. The doctrinal statement of Macedonia Baptist Church is the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message which is derived from the New Hampshire Confession of Faith of 1833. To read more about our beliefs go to www.sbc.net and link to the 2000 Baptist Faith and message. Each person is strongly encouraged to read this doctrinal statement in its entirety and to search the accompanying Scriptural references.

our mission

At Macedonia, we are a family On Mission – making disciples. The Bible describes disciples of Jesus as people who Exalt Christ, Enjoy Biblical Community, and Engage the Culture around them. We are committed to follow this biblical process for discipleship.

The process starts with knowing our mission. The mission is not easy, but Jesus put it simply in Matthew 28:19 – “make disciples.” As disciples of Jesus, we Exalt Christ daily in our prayer closet, and weekly with our congregation. Our next step as disciples is to Enjoy Biblical Community by sharing life in small group and serving together on a ministry team. The first two steps propel us to Engage our Culture by sharing God’s love and His word to our neighbors and to the nations.

You can join us On Mission, no matter where you are in the process. We have several entry and transition points that help people get into and move along in the process. Most people, even Christians, have never experienced intentional discipleship in the local church. Our prayer is that you will come along and grow with us into a disciple of Jesus who make disciples!

church history

Macedonia Baptist Church was constituted on July 29, 1853, in what was then known as Benton County. It was later changed to Cleburne in December 1866. Alabama had only been a State for 34 years when our church began, and there were only 31 states in 1853.

There have been 49 pastors (including interim), and several served as pastor more than once.

Macedonia has grown throughout the years replacing wooden buildings with brick sanctuary, fellowship hall, and Sunday School rooms, including a two-story building.

A new sanctuary was built and dedicated on April 7, 2002. The former sanctuary is still in use today. It houses the nursery as well as children’s classes. On Easter Sunday 2016, the East wing was dedicated. The wing added another entrance and seats to the sanctuary.

Macedonia is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. We cooperate locally as a member of the Cleburne Baptist Association and the Alabama Baptist Convention.

Today Macedonia is a flagship church in our county and the Cleburne Baptist Association.