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.
  • Vacation Bible School
    Calvary: June 4th - 8th from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Registration can be done online at https://calvarybcp.breezechms.com/form/vbs-2023-registration-form

    Salem: June 4th - 8th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Athena: June 4th - 9th

    First Baptist: June 4th - 9th

    Crosspoint: June 19th - 23rd, Supper 5:30pm, VBS 6:00pm - 8:30pm

    New Home: June 26th - 30th, Kickoff Rally on Sunday June 25th at 6:00pm with fun, games, and food

    Lakeside: June 26th - 30th
  • Southern Baptist ConventionJune 11th - 14th
    New Orleans, LA
  • Father's DayJune 18th
  • Pastors Round TableJune 19th
    The Pastors Round Table meeting will be June 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am.
  • Independence DayJuly 4th
    Office Closed
  • Administrative CommitteeJuly 10th
    Administrative Committee, 9:00 AM
  • Executive BoardJuly 24th
    Executive Board, 9:00 AM
  • Administrative CommitteeAugust 8th
    Administrative Committee, 9:00 AM
  • Message from Henry Cannington
           "What do you see?" Jesus asked the blind man in Mark 8:22-26 after He touched his eyes the first time. I remember this story when I attended VBS as a 5th grader in Montgomery, Alabama back in 1968. Our teacher challenged us to open our eyes to see people with a need for Jesus.
           If you recall, the man's reply in this story was dramatic. He said, "I see people, but they don't look like people. They look like trees walking." People looked to him more like objects than human beings. He began to see clearly, however, when Jesus touched him the second time. He began to see people as human's personalities.
           At that time, Montgomery was ground zero for race riots, social unrest, and integration. In Bible school that week, our craft time focused on each student making trees. By Wednesday that week our trees had everything but leaves.
           Our assignment for Thursday was that each student had to bring pictures of family members, friends, neighbors, a football player, and a baseball player. That night we made leaves for our trees. On each leaf, we put a picture from our selection of pictures. All the boys had their trees decorated with pictures of our heroes like Hank Aaron, Leroy Kelly, and Claude Humphrey.
           On the last day of Vacation Bible School, our gifted teacher asked us to look at our trees and to share what we see. The point she was trying to make for us was that Jesus used this event to call His disciples and us to rise above prejudice, class hatred, and all those things that blurred our vision. We learned that Jesus was calling us to see all people as human beings rather than things, to love them, and minister to them in the name of the Lord of Life.
           "What do you see?" Jesus asks our churches across North Florida. The awesome responsibilities given as we minister this summer calls for vision and commitment. Let the Lord touch your eyes the second time and show us our mission field for missions and ministry.
           Let us step into this summer with the urgency of proclaiming the gospel as we minister and serve in VBS and other areas of opportunity.

                       In His Service,
                       Henry Cannington

  • Missions / Announcements
  • Disaster Relief
    In the coming weeks and months as hurricane season approaches we request prayer for our Disaster Relief team. We are always needing new volunteers to serve. We hope in the future weeks to bring the Disaster Relief trailer around to the Churches in our Association and educate everyone on what Disaster Relief does and how you could possibly participate when disaster strikes.
  • Thank You
    New Home Baptist Church would like to say Thank You to those who participated in the National Day of Prayer at the Rosehead Park. Thank you especially to Calvary for providing the sack lunches and Cornerstone for providing the worship music.
  • Mission Spot Light
    Please be in prayer for Hunter and Kaylyn Searcy as they prepare to go on Missions to Brazil with the IMB. Specific prayer request are for VISA approval and that they are able to get connected with local churches for prayer support. If you are interested in having Hunter come speak at your church for a WMU meeting, VBS, Wednesday night service, or Sunday mornings, you can contact him at 850-843-2087.
  • Not By Bread AloneEvery Wednesday
    Midway Baptist's Not by Bread Alone ministry distributes a variety of home & personal hygiene products for needy families in our community every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
    If you would like to donate, they can use all household and hygiene supplies.
  • 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