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.



  • Newsletter
    The current Newsletter is available for download. Click here to receive it.
  • Week of PrayerDecember 3rd - 10th
    Week of Prayer for Lottie Moon, International Missions
  • Christmas CantataDecember 10th
    Pleasant Grove and Elizabeth Baptist will be having a joint cantata at Pleasant Grove on December 10 at 6:00 PM.
  • Pastors and staff Christmas PartyDecember 12th
    The Taylor Baptist Associational Pastors Christmas party will be on December 12th at Austin?s Steakhouse in Valdosta, Ga.
  • One Incredible MomentDecember 17th
    First Baptist will be hosting a night of song and scripture on December 17th at 6:00pm.
  • Christmas BreakDecember 18th - 31st
    Office Closed
  • Live NativityDecember 22nd
    New Home Baptist Church will have their Live Nativity at New Home Baptist Church on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023 from 6pm - 8pm everyone is invited.
  • Candlelight ServiceDecember 24th
    New Home will have a candlelight and Lord?s Supper on December 24th at 5:00pm.

    Midway Baptist will have a candlelight service on December 24th at 6:00pm.
  • Christmas DayDecember 25th
    Office Closed
  • New Year's DayJanuary 1st
    Office Closed
  • Administrative CommitteeJanuary 8th
    Administrative Committee, 9:00am
  • Allison Speer ConcertJanuary 12th
    Save the date, January 12, 2024, 6:30pm for a concert with Gaither artist Allison Speer. For more information contact Susan Adams, 615-516-8054.
  • Martin Luther King DayJanuary 15th
    Office Closed
  • Men?s Ministry MeetingJanuary 15th
    Men?s Ministry Meeting, 5:30 PM Oakland Baptist Church
  • Executive BoardJanuary 22nd
    Executive Board, 9:00am
  • Message from Henry Cannington
           Ding, dong. Ding, dong. Ding, dong... Christmas bells are ringing at the Walmart in Perry, Florida! Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. We think of bright colors, carols, beautifully decorated trees, and the eyes of children as they list all of the things they want this year. Our thoughts quickly turn to the manger scene with the star, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus (Luke 1:26-35). All of these things make Christmas a favorite time of year.
           Because God gave His only Son as the best gift ever, Christmas is a time for giving. Gift giving helps tell others how much we love and appreciate them. This year's Week of Prayer for world missions will be observed December 3-10. Every penny given to this offering is used to support Southern Baptist missionaries as they share the hope and grace we have in Jesus Christ. I challenge all of our churches in the Taylor Baptist Association to dig deeply to give and pray to do our part in fulfilling the Great Commission.
           Please join us as we observe the Week of Prayer for International Missions, where Southern Baptist pray for IMB missionaries, their ministries and the unreached people and places they serve. I know you pray daily for the Searcys in Brazil, our very own IMB missionaries from right here in Perry, Florida. This would be a great time to join their newsletter THE-SEARCY-FAMILY-EPISTLE.ORG. As our churches get involved in this effort, your prayers and gifts show God's love around the world.
           Our churches appreciate being a part of this community and we want to give something to our community. This year, many of our churches will be sponsoring several community-wide events. Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in combination with several other churches on the north end of Taylor County will present an amazing Christmas Cantata on the 10th at 6 pm. On the 17th at 6 pm, First Baptist Church of Perry desires for our community to attend and experience an event called "One Incredible Moment." This service involves a wonderful presentation of the true meaning of Christmas with wonderful musicians including a children?s hand bell choir.
           New Home Baptist Church plans to do a live Nativity scene for the community on the 22nd 6-8 p.m. They also invite all to join them at 5 pm on the 24th for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Lord's Supper. You may also visit the websites of all our churches to plan your Christmas experience this year.
           Why not bring the entire family and make these meaningful services a part of your Christmas tradition? I pray you will make this Christmas one to remember.
                 Merry Christmas,
                 Henry Cannington

  • Missions
  • Operation Christmas Child
    A great big thank you to all those who packed a shoebox this year. There were 3,312 Shoeboxes collected and sent to children around the world.
  • 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