About Us


SUNDAYs at 9:00 & 10:30am // wednesdays at 6:00pm

About Petra Baptist Church

Petra Baptist Church is an autonomous local church in Saint Augustine, Florida that chooses to be affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Our beliefs are based on the Bible and centered on Jesus Christ. Our mission is very simple: to bring glory to God by becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. That means we are not about buildings, programs or some complicated religious system, but about helping people from all backgrounds discover the joy that comes from knowing and serving Jesus Christ personally and as part of a church family.

We invite you to come to one of our worship services. We know that going to a new church can be difficult but when you attend, we pray the Holy Spirit will help you discover the love of God. You’ll discover a family atmosphere, practical teaching from God's Word and people worshipping God together. We are committed to being a simple church that does not entertain with performances but equips the body of Christ through real and authentic service to God. Childcare and PetraKids church are available for all kids from 3 months to 5th grade so you will be able to bring your whole family!


We know that going to a new church can be confusing and intimidating, especially if you have never been a member of a gospel centered church before. We believe the church services are to be for the glory of God and we purposely put God above all things in our worship service and proclaim Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of all! 


At Petra Baptist Church we value the family, and we believe church should be a place for families to worship together. Every Sunday we provide children's ministries up to 5th grade alongside our regular services, which provides an age-appropriate environment for kids to be introduced to the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be discipled in God's Word..


Petra Baptist Church is led by Pastor Ted Owens who provides overall direction and watch over the spiritual needs of the church. Pastor Ted provides sound, practical, Biblical teaching at each worship service and oversees the Biblical content of all doctrine taught in all ministries. The church is served by a team of great spiritual men who are identified as Deacons and minister to the needs of the congregation. There is also many team leaders, teachers and members who faithfully serve every week to accomplish the mission that God has called us to fulfill.