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The mission of Burkett Chapple Primitive Baptist Church is to boldly proclaim the Gospel to those in our sphere of influence so that each person we encounter will know the gift of God through Jesus Christ. We will be a light in our community, our county, our state, our country and to the ends of the world. Our aim is to influence multiple generations for Christ.


Our Church is founded on biblical principles. We serve in the spirit of quality as well as integrity. Our focus is on our community, our nation and our world. We are reaching the lost and broken for Christ and developing disciples with the highest level of admiration. Our atmosphere demands maximum involvement, and we also support and develop effective leaders who will continue to use their spiritual gifts to effectively function within their God-given callings. God is using Burkett Chapple Primitive Baptist Church as a vessel to influence the world for Christ.

Dr. Marcus D. Floyd

Elder Marcus D. Floyd was born to Mr. Reginald Floyd, Sr and Mrs. Alma Floyd. He was raised in Bartow, Florida and received Christ at the age of nine. Pastor Floyd has been a licensed minister of the Gospel since 2003. He was ordained an Elder of Burkett Chapple Primitive Baptist Church on May 27, 2007. Pastor Floyd was examined and ordained as an Elder of the Primitive Baptist Church at the Mid-Term association meeting of the East Florida District Primitive Association on February 15, 2014.


First Lady Dr. Monique J. Floyd

Dr. Monique J. Floyd graduated in the Top 20 of her class with High Honors from Bartow Senior High School in 2000. As a recipient of a Bright Future Scholarship, she attended The Florida State University and graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in Psychology. In continuing her path of excellence, she graduated with Honors from Nova Southeastern University’s School Psychology Program in 2006 with a Master’s degree and in 2008 with a Specialist degree in School Psychology.  In 2015, Dr. Floyd earned  a Doctorate  degree  in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

 Our History

In 1894, God, in his infinite wisdom, had given Sam Burkett a vision. This vision was to build a church where family members and others who wished could worship the “True and Living God.” Sam knew that in order for a church to be built there must be land on which to build it. Therefore, he donated the land at the comer of Third Avenue and Parker Street here in Bartow, Florida for the church to be built. Click Here to Read the rest of Our History >>

 Our Beliefs

Article I – WE BELIEVE in only one true and living God and the trinity of persons in the God-head—Father, Son, and Holy Ghost—and yet there are not three, but one. References: Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16,17, 28:19; John 1:1, 14,16; II Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 2:9; I Peter 1:2; I John 5:7.
Article II – WE BELIEVE the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice. References: Psalms 119:9-16; II Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 1:19-21. Click Here to Read the rest of Our Beliefs >>