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 - Deborah Goins

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.



  • Newsletter
    The current Newsletter is available for download. Click here to receive it.
  • Mother's DayMay 12th
    Mother's Day and the Children's Home Offering
  • New Home RevivalMay 12th
    -Sunday May 12 New Home will kick off Revival with Dr. Bob Pitman at 11:00 am and 6:00pm
    -Monday - Wednesday we will serve a free supper at 6:00 pm and Revival Services will start at 7:00 pm.
    Nursery through age 3 provided
  • Pastors Round TableMay 13th
    The Pastors Round Table meeting will be on May 13th
  • Doing More TogetherMay 16th
    Doing More Together - Being Rural Ready with Pastor Andy Addis on May 16th, 6:30-8:30PM FBC MacClenny
    Register Online: firstcoastchurches.com/network-events
  • Disaster Relief TrainingMay 18th
    Disaster Relief Training, First Baptist Havana, Havana, FL
  • Executive BoardMay 20th
    Executive Board, 9:00am
  • Memorial DayMay 27th
    Office Closed
  • Southern Baptist ConventionJune 9th-10th
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Father's DayJune 16th
  • New Home VBSJune 23rd-28th
    New Home VBS Kick off Rally Sunday, June 23 - 28 at 6:00pm
  • Independence DayJuly 4th
    Office Closed
  • Administrative CommitteeJuly 8th
    Administrative Committee, 9:00am
  • Executive BoardJuly 22nd
    Executive Board, 9:00am
  • Message from Henry Cannington
           I know that every church in the TBA wants to make difference, but we live in a world that fosters feelings of neglect and lack of purpose. There have never been more souls living on our little planet, nor more confusion about the future of mankind, nor more destructive headlines dominating our news. The race and pace of life intimidates everyone. The feelings of the End Times has a way of stealing one's joy and hope about the future.
           Because the Lord Jesus intends to impact the world for good through His church, our churches live in the best of times for sharing God's good news. Sometimes churches fall into the lie of the devil in believing they are too small to make a difference. Don't believe that junk!
           I always found May to be the best time to make plans for the new church year. Planning enables church leaders more easily to fulfill a vision, identify needs and opportunities, identify and prepare resources to meet those needs, help people accept change gracefully, enlist prayer support, and be flexible in carrying out God's vision and purpose for each local fellowship so you can make a difference.
           The first step in making a difference in Taylor County is being different. You may be thinking, ?How can we make a difference because we are so small in comparison to the world around us??
           Have you ever tried to fall asleep with a little mosquito in the room? That little mosquito can get you moving. I believe God wants to use all our churches to get people moving to God and His wonderful plan for their life.
           What should we do in our planning? Prayer is the first step in planning. Planning allows you to pray through an entire process and to enlist others' prayers so the Holy Spirit can fully guide His work. Vision comes next as you gain God's direction from guidance and Word. Acceptance of Change is the third step in the planning process.
           People's natural resistance to change will force pastors and the people to accommodate their rhythm of change. Planning allows you to consider how much change you are asking people to accept and to develop a method that will communicate the need for change, the benefits of change, and answer questions and objections to change.
           I'm excited about what God is doing through the Taylor Baptist Association. The joy of listening to the many testimonies of revival in our churches and amazing increase in baptisms brings God much glory. God truly is using you to make a difference in the Big Bend. To God be the glory (Ephesians 3:20-21).
                 Henry Cannington

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