South Middlesex Baptist Church is a grace-filled, Christ-centered church in Framingham, MA. We are located in the Coburnville community of South Framingham. SMBC is a place where Jesus is center stage. We are Baptist by doctrine, not by denomination. We are an independent, unaffiliated church, whose purpose is to reach South Framingham by making, equipping and sending disciples of Jesus. We love God and each other, we grow together in God’s Word, and we seek to serve others with authentic grace and compassion. Come and help us reach South Framingham for Jesus!



Our mission is to make disciples and edify believers - to know Christ and make Him known.


Our vision is to reach Framingham, Boston MetroWest and the world by making disciples one person at a time. We seek God to spread His gospel message through His disciples to and from Framingham all around the world.


We value Christ-centered expository preaching, Christ-centered worship, Christ-centered engagement, and Christ-centered prayer.


SMBC was founded in 1978. Our first service was held on September 10, 1978, and began meeting in the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in Framingham on the Natick line on Route 9. Our position there allowed us to reach out into both Framingham and Natick communities. From there, our meeting places changed a few times, until we eventually bought our own building and property. In 1985, SMBC moved to Bridges Street Extension, which has been our home since.


For over 40 years, SMBC has faithfully proclaimed the gospel of Jesus. To God’s glory, many have come to know Jesus as a result. And still today, this continues to be the heartbeat of our mission.


Joe Faulk

Lead Pastor

Pastor Joe grew up in New England from his teenage years and up. He has served in church and pastoral ministry for over 15 years, and has served as pastor at SMBC since 2018. He and his wife, Susannah, have been married for 14 years and have two children, Lili and Carson. Pastor Joe is passionate about expository Bible preaching and teaching and helping others have a healthy relationship with God through Jesus.

Susannah Faulk

Assistant to Pastor

Susannah was born and raised in New England. She has served alongside her husband, Pastor Joe, in church ministry as a dating, and as a married couple. She leads and serves at SMBC in the music, childrens, and womens minsitries. Susannah is passionate about helping others, be it children, ladies, or families, establish and thrive in their personal relationship with God. 


The Bible
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Jesus Christ
The Holy Spirit
Return of Jesus Christ
Priesthood Believers
New Testament Church
Officers and Ordinances
Separation of Church & State



Have children? No problem, we've got you covered. We have a ministry for you child no matter what the age. We love the little ones, and understand the importance of a safe environment for children to learn about Jesus. From beginners to highschoolers, we care for and teach them on their level in age appropriate classes. We love to play games and enjoy times of activity along with learning about Jesus.


Women's Ministry is a group of ladies who meet together quarterly for encouragement through Bible study and fellowship. This may include taking a trip together, or just getting together at our church location for a time of games and crafting. We would love it if you would come and visit with us. Feel free to contact us with any questions.




Our men get together quarterly for times of fellowship, Bible study, worship and prayer. We believe it is biblical and vital for holy men to lead our church and their homes. And we believe we are stronger together. Our quarterly fellowships encourage each other's growth in the Word and help each grow stronger in his relationship with God, to help strengthen their relationships at home, work, and church.



Discipleship is foundational for every believer. We strive to lead every new believer, or any who has never been through a similar course, through ours. Discipleship is simply a Bible study through core foundational truths about God and the Bible. We meet one-on-one or couples-with-couples. Get started with our core discipleship course today!




Jesus told us to go into the world and preach the gospel to all creation, and we take that seriosuly here at SMBC. Whether through personal evangelism, or church-wide events or programs, we are always looking for ways to go and share. Come join us in helping us reach Framingham and the MetroWest!





One way we go into all the world is by partnering with domestic and foreign missionaries. Through regular financial and prayer support, we are privileged to help them in their ministries. Each year we take time to have a central focus on missions - the Lord's call to it, and how we can make a greater effort and impact. Our goal is to follow the pattern of Acts 1:8, to spread the gospel to and from Framingham throughout the world.