Palatka - Peniel Baptist Church

5227 Silver Lake Drive

Our Motto

To increasingly know and love Jesus Christ and to intentionally make Him known to all people. 

Our Philosophy

The primary task God has given every pastor and pastoral staff is to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry and to edify the body of Christ. 

Our History

Peniel Baptist Church was constituted in July of 1852 as a Baptist Church. In January 1868, the church began raising funds for a new church building. In May of 1871, the name "Peniel Baptist Church" was adopted (see Genesis 32:30). Dr. Billy Graham was baptized in Silver Lake near Peniel Baptist Church on December 4, 1938. The church ordained him to evangelistic ministry on January 14, 1939. On February 20, 1967, Peniel Baptist Church dedicated its present Sanctuary and education building. The old church BUILDING, now known as The Chapel, was moved to its present location a year later. In August 1971, Peniel Baptist Church instituted the Peniel Baptist Academy Day Care Center and Kindergarten. In 1982, an Academy school building was dedicated which now houses preschool through 5th grade. On October 12, 2008, a new educational / High school building was dedicated. this building is built so a family life center type building can be added to it in the future.

Our Logo

The globe represents our world. The church and school seek to be a lighthouse to reach our community and the world. 

Our Mission

Exalt the Savior, Equip Believers and Evangelize the Lost! 


herbert Wilkinson

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
My wonderfull God filled Christian family.

A Google User

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A great family of faith!

Quincy Masters

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018