Moniteau County Missouri


Moniteau County Churches


The early history of Moniteau County is reflected by the formation of places of worship throughout the county. This page shows the churches that were formed in "neighborhoods" that slowly migrated to the towns of the county. Some of these churches simply disbanded while others moved their buildings to the towns and continue today.


It is amazing in a town of just over 4,000 people, California has 5 active churches that were established prior to the Civil War. These include the Baptist (1833), Catholic (1860), Christian (1850), Lutheran (1860) and Methodist (1840).


If you have any church records from Central Missouri (Moniteau, Cole, Cooper, Morgan, Miller) Counties you would be willing to share and possible posting on this site, please contact Alan Sparks.


Active Churches (by denomination)


Assembly of God

Assembly of God, Hwy 179, Jamestown

First Assembly of God, 204 N Oak St, California

First Assembly of God, Hwy 50, Tipton



Clarksburg Baptist, Main St, Clarksburg

Community Baptist, 413 Gregory Blvd, Tipton

Corticelli Baptist, Rt C, Corticelli
Enon Baptist, Enon

First Baptist, 208 S Oak St, California

First Baptist, 303 S Gravois Ave, Tipton

Flag Spring Baptist, 3 1/2 miles southwest of California
Fortuna Baptist, Hwy 5, Fortuna
Friendship Baptist, Hwy 87 S, California
Green Grove Baptist, Latham
High Point Baptist, 40314 Church Rd, High Point
Jamestown Baptist, Jamestown
Lebanon Baptist, McGirk
Lupus Baptist, 3860 Adams, Lupus
Main Street Baptist, 303 W Main St, California
Mt Moriah Baptist, south of Clarksburg
Pilot Grove Baptist, Latham

Prairie Grove Baptist, Tipton
Salem Baptist Church, 58329 Hwy N, north of California

Sandy Hook Baptist, Sandy Hook



Annunciation Catholic, 310 S Mill St, California
St Andrew Catholic, 100 W Cooper St, Tipton



First Christian (Disciples of Christ), 107 N Oak St, California
Latham Christian, Latham

Christian Church, Tipton

Cornerstone Christian, Tipton


Church of God of Prophecy

Church of God of Prophecy, Hwy 50 East, California


Church of Christ

Church of Christ, 301 S Oak St, California


Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses, 62290 Hwy 50 West, California



Immanuel Lutheran, Cedar St, Jamestown
St Paul's Lutheran, 207 N Owen St, California



California United Methodist, 201 S Oak St, California
Fortuna United Methodist, Fortuna
Grace United Methodist, Jamestown
Mt Zion United Methodist, 305 S Randolph, California

Tipton Methodist, 204 E Hwy 50, Tipton



Bright Morning Star Ministries, at Total Worship Center, 511C S Oak, California

Campfire Fellowship Cowboy Church, Hwy 50, 2 miles east of Tipton

New Life Christian Center, Hwy 87 North, California
St Paul's Evangelical, Jamestown

Moniteau Evangelical Advent, 10 miles north of California on Rt D



Life Church, 405 N Owen St, California


United Church of Christ

Salem United Church of Christ, Rt K, southeast of California
United Church of Christ, 101 N Oak St, California


Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,

                   Hwy 5, 2 miles south of Tipton

Historical Churches (Not active)


Ebenezer Baptist (California)

German Baptist (Jct Rt O & D, North of California)

Liberty Baptist (southeast of Tipton)

Plymouth Baptist (south of Clarksburg)

Mt Zion Baptist (4 miles north of Jamestown-merged to form Jamestown

                            Baptist in 1960)

Union Baptist (west of Jamestown-merged to form Jamestown Baptist in 1960)


Cedron Catholic (west of Jamestown)


Clarksburg Christian

High Point Christian

Highland Christian (near Latham)

        (Reference Latham Christian Church in 2000 History)

Moreau Christian (south of California; Near Friendship Baptist)

        (Reference 1936 Ford's History under Friendship Baptist)

Sweetwater/Shiloh Christian (northwest of California)

Union Christian (northwest of High Point)


California Congregational


Holiness Church (3 miles southeast of California)

       (Reference 1889 Goodspeed's History, pg 351)


Bethel Methodist Episcopal South (East of Jamestown)

Colored Methodist (Jamestown)

Colored Methodist (Tipton)

Fairview Methodist (south of California; Jct of Hwy 87 & Rt T)

        (Reference 1936 Ford's History under Friendship Baptist)

Haldiman or Kubli Chapel (southwest of Jamestown)

High Point Methodist Episcopal

Jackson Chapel Colored Methodist Episcopal South (near Enon)

Latham Methodist Episcopal South

Magnolia Methodist Episcopal South

McGirk Southern Methodist

        (Reference 1980 History page 74 under McGirk area)

Splice Creek Methodist (North of Jamestown)


California Presbyterian Church

Clarksburg United Presbyterian Church

                   (Reference Illustrated History of Tipton 2008, pg 215)

High Point Presbyterian Church

Cumberland Presbyterian (7 miles NE of California; near Eldorado school)

                   (Reference 1889 Goodspeed History, pg 349)

Evangelical Presbyterian Church (4 mis west of Jamestown)

                   (Reference 1889 Goodspeed History, pg 349)

Mt Zion Cumberland Presbyterian (near old Baily campground)

                   (Reference 1889 Goodspeed History, pg 349)

Tipton Presbyterian


Salvation Army

       (Reference 1889 Goodspeed's History, pg 351)

Other Area Churches

Assembly of God

Assembly of God, Russellville



Centertown Baptist, Centertown
Cole Springs Baptist, 5922 Mt Olive Rd, Russellville
First Baptist, Elston
Mt Olive Baptist, 3 miles south of Russellville
Mt Pleasant Baptist, Jct of Hwy H & O, north of California
New Hope Baptist, 11021 Rt N, 6 miles north of Centertown
Oakland Baptist, Oakland Church Rd, 9 miles NW of California
Olean Baptist, Corner of Clark and Locust, Olean
Pisgah Baptist, Rt O, north of California
Prairie Home Baptist, Prairie Home
Russellville Baptist, 5209 Simpson St, Russellville



St Martin's Catholic, 7148 Business 50 West, Jefferson City
St Michael's Catholic, Russellville


Church of Christ

Scrivner Church of Christ, Russellville



St John's Lutheran, Stringtown
St Paul's Lutheran (ELCA), Lohman
Trinity Lutheran, 13007 Hwy C, Russellville



Prairie Home United Methodist, Prairie Home
Russellville Methodist, Russellville


United Church of Christ

St Peter's United Church of Christ - Pleasant Grove



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