Taylor Baptist Association


Taylor Baptist Association is an association of 18 Southern Baptist Churches in Taylor County, Florida.
Our purpose is to equip and assist our member churches to accomplish their ministries.

Associational Missions Strategist - Dr. Henry Cannington Jr.

Administrative Assistant - Hannah Carter

Office Hours - Monday to Thursday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Taylor Baptist Association holds to the beliefs set forth by the Baptist Faith & Message 2000. On June 14th, 2000, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a revised summary of our faith.

To view the Baptist Faith & Message 2000, click here to see it on the Southern Baptist Convention's web page.



  • October Newsletter
    The October Newsletter is available for download. Click here to receive it.
  • Thank You
    Calvary Baptist was an excellent host for our 63rd Annual Session on Monday night, Oct 19th. They served a delicious meal of meatloaf, chicken and rice, salad, bread, and other great sides. There were 60 people present representing 12 churches. There were presentations from the Florida Baptist Convention, the State Board of Missions, and Habitat for Humanity. Videos for the FL Baptist Children Home, and Operation Christmas Child were shown encouraging everyone to continue to give and participate in these ministries. Special music was sung by Clyde and Jennifer Cruce, and Nicole Ratliff. There was also a time of special thanks and recognition to Bro. Harold Reams, Ms. Diane Landry, and Mr. Dan Schapper.Dr. Henry Cannington, Jr.spoke of the power of prayer, unity, and the power of God.?We may not be able to go back and have a new beginning, but we can start today and have a new end.?
  • Veteran's Day- November 11th
  • Operation Christmas Child- November 16th - 23rd
    Operation Christmas child collection week, Perry Woman?s Club
  • Thanksgiving- November 26th
  • Week of Prayer - Nov. 29th - Dec. 6th
    Lottie Moon International Missions
    Lottie Moon Offering Sunday, December 6th
  • Christmas Break- Dec. 20th - 31st
  • Praying for the Lost
    When praying for the lost; friends, relatives, neighbors, and coworkersyou may find it helpful to use the acronym H-E-A-R-T.
    H -Heart.
    Pray for receptive hearts. Pray God will soften theirhearts. Love them. Act kindly toward them.
    E-Eyes & Ears.
    Pray God will open their spiritual eyes & ears.
    (2 Corinthians 4:3-4, 1 Corinthians 2:14, Matthew13:15)
    Pray their attitude toward sin would change. Pray forthe Holy Spirit to convict them of sin. (John 1:8)
    Pray they will be released to believe. (2 Timothy 2:25-26). Note: For long-term issues it takes intense prayer andcounseling. This is spiritual warfare at its highest level.
    Pray their lives will be transformed. Pray theycommit to be a living sacrifice. It takes a deep and inward spiritual change. (Romans 12:1-2).
    Pray they will understand God's Grace & Mercy. Pray they will repentand understand the gospel. Pray God will grant them the grace of Hishealing and a deep and true repentance. Pray they will be transformedby the renewing of their minds.
  • Associational Mission Strategists
    We don't have to read far in the Word of God before encountering evil. We live in a dark and dirty world. Oh, there are beautiful things and lovely people, but there's always that undercurrent of immorality-depravity's dangerous undertow. During this election season, youjust can't move away from it. No one is immune to it-not you, not me, or any in our field of ministry.
    But depravity doesn't win-it won't in the end, and it doesn't have to today. Sin is powerful! "But even greater is God's wonderful grace" (Romans 5:17). Because we here in the Taylor Baptist Association have a grace mission, we offer a lifesaving ministry that rescues struggling people from sin's undertow. Every year, many people caught in the undertow of sin hear about Jesus through what we do here in our wonderful Baptist churches here in Taylor County. Joy floods my heart every day when someone experiences God's saving grace that rescues them from sin's undertow!!!
    Your gifts this year and involvement in the Taylor Baptist Association made it possible for drowning individuals in our area to discover that it's never too late to be rescued and safe because of God's amazing grace. The broken homes, promiscuity, drunkenness, and abuses of every kind touches the children and youth daily we see coming through our doors each week. But your gifts and prayers make it possible for people caught in sin's undertow to become anchored to God's grace.
    During this month of Thanksgiving, we rejoice as we see God touching broken lives through the ministries of our churches. Through our disaster relief efforts, drug rehab programs, youth ministries, children programs, Sunday Schools, and the many other ministries sponsored and supported by the Taylor Baptist Association, we have much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.
    Thank you for all your gifts of love to the Lord through the ministry of the TBA. As you know, we can do more together than we can do alone. The mission of the association is to assist our churches in telling the story of Jesus and fulfilling the Great Commission.Remember, your giving shows how you don't abandon others to the undertow!
    Thank You for the privilege of serving our churches!
    Anchored to the Rock of Ages,
    Henry B. Cannington
    (1 Timothy 4:16)
  • Ministry Opportunity
    Mt. Gilead is in need of a pianist, it is a paid position. If you or someone you know is interested please contact Mt. Gilead at 850-584-8016
  • Prayer Focus
    Midway Baptist, Pastor Search
    Coronavirus (Covid-19) Recovery
  • Florida Baptist Convention News
    To get the news from the Florida Baptist Convention, click here.


P.O. Box 602
Perry, Fl 32348
Phone: 850-584-8025
Email: taylorbaptist@fairpoint.net