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.
  • Fall Gospel FestivalOctober 31st
    New Home will be hosting a Gospel Music Festival on October 31st, from 12:20-3:30pm. They will have a free picnic lunch and music from several local Gospel groups.
  • Walk Thru BethlehemNovember 1st
    Next meeting will be on Monday November 1st at the Amphitheater in Rosehead park behind the old train depot at 5:30pm.
    During this meeting we will plan the layout of Bethlehem (wear your walking shoes). We will run a test to time the amount of time it takes to walk thru. We are working on lighting ideas for walkways and booths.
    Bring a chair, if needed - city has removed the picnic tables from this area.
    We are in need of travelers (tour guides) and census workers. Please let Nikki Anderson know if you have anyone that would be interested. Travelers - we are looking for men with strong voices and sound in the Word. Census workers can be anyone, this will be a standing position for some and a sitting position for others.
  • Annual Session- November 9th
    Florida Baptist Convention, Lakeland, FL
  • Veteran's Day- November 11th
  • Operation Christmas ChildNovember 15th - 22nd
    The Operation Christmas Child collection schedule for this year.
    Our drop off location is Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 19 North.
    Collection week is November 15 to November 22. We will be open:
    Monday, Nov. 15 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Tuesday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday Nov. 17 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    Thursday, Nov. 18 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Friday, Nov. 19 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
    Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10:00 am to Noon
    Sunday, Nov. 21 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Monday, Nov. 22 8:30 am to 10:30 am

    Other times for picking up or dropping off shoeboxes can be arranged. Please contact June Byers at junebyers@gmail.com or 850-843-8800 by phone or text.

    Thank you, June Byers
    Perry, OCC Drop off Team Leader
  • Thanksgiving- November 25th
    Office Closed
  • Week of PrayerNovember 28th - December 5th
    Week of Prayer for Lottie Moon International Missions
  • Walk through BethlehemDecember 3rd - 4<>sup>th
    Walk through Bethlehem at Rosehead Park in Perry, Florida will be Friday, December 3rd to Saturday, December 4th. Brought to you by the Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call the chamber at 850-584-5366.
  • Lottie Moon OfferingDecember 5th
    Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
  • Christmas PartyDecember 7th
    Christmas Party, 6:00 PM for Pastors, Staff & Wives
  • Christmas Break December 20th - 31st
    Office Closed
  • Christmas DayDecember 25th
  • A Note from our Associational Mission Strategist
           October is Pastor Appreciation month and many churches honor their pastor, his wife, and family in many and unique ways. I'm so excited about what God is doing in our association through the God given leadership of our pastors. Beginning on Monday, October 1, and each day throughout the month, I want to challenge you and all of our churches to pray for your pastor and his wife by using the prayer guide I am sharing with all of our churches. We hope you will join us in this life-changing challenge!
           "Let the thought sink deep into the heart of every church that their minister will be such a minister as their prayers make him. . . . How perilous is the condition of that minister . . . whose heart is not encouraged, whose hands are not strengthened, and who is not upheld by the prayers of his people! . . . "It is at a fearful expense that ministers are ever allowed to enter the pulpit without being preceded, accompanied, and followed by the earnest prayers of the churches. It is no marvel that the pulpit is so powerless, and ministers so often disheartened when there are so few to hold up their hands. . . . When the churches cease to pray for ministers, ministers will no longer be a blessing to the churches." Gardiner Spring (1785-1873)
           There is no greater gift you can give your pastor and the spiritual leaders of your church than to pray for them. Pastors cannot win the battle alone; they need committed intercessors to lift them up in fervent, specific prayer. Imagine how the power of God might be released in our churches if we were to pray faithfully for our pastors.
           Pastors are human-they face the same challenges that their people do, with some additional ones! They grow tired in ministry, are tempted to sin, and may find it difficult to balance their many roles and responsibilities. They need the encouragement and support of those they lead. Prayer for your pastor is crucial to the spiritual health of your pastor, his family, and you're church. God will reward your efforts to cover him in prayer.
           If you want to encourage your spiritual leaders (and their wives!), let them know you are praying for them. Ask them periodically for any specific prayer requests and assure them you will pray accordingly.
           God amazes me in what He does in our association through your prayers. If you need more prayer guides contact me and we will get them to you. Make sure to do you annual reports. You may bring the reports by the associational office or send your report online to the Florida Baptist Convention. We greatly rejoice because our statistics across the board are amazingly higher than the last two years!
           Be assured of my prayers. I praise God for all of our pastors/leaders in the TBA who preach with authenticity, who serve God's people sacrificially, and who live with integrity. Keep up the good work and get involved in this prayer effort!

                             Expecting Great Things From God,

                             Henry Cannington
                             (Ephesians 3:20-21)

  • 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