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.



  • February Newsletter
    The February Newsletter is available for download. Click here to receive it.
  • Week of Prayer- March 7th - 14th
    Week of Prayer for No. American Missions and Annie Armstrong Offering
  • Administrative Committee- March 8th
    Administrative Committee, 9:00 AM
  • Executive Board- March 22nd
    Executive Board, 11:00 AM
  • Men's Ministry- April 5th
    Men's Ministry Meeting, 5:30 PM
  • Semi-Annual Meeting- April 19th
    Semi-Annual Meeting, 5:30 PM
  • Associational Mission Strategists
           After listening to a wonderful message by Vance Havner, I feel the spiritual darkness of these days we minister challenges us to reach for the stars. "Reaching for the Stars" involves believing in what God can accomplish through you while others shout "Impossible!" A biblical character named Nehemiah embodied this spirit when he returned to help rebuild the city of Jerusalem. The task seemed impossible and opposition was intense. Surveying the challenge, he had every reason to give up and return to his comfortable position with the king of Persia. Nevertheless, Nehemiah believed in what God could accomplish through him and went on to lead the people to rebuild the wall of the city in what had to be the miraculous time of 52 day.
           "Reaching for the Stars" requires a desire steeped in the determination of pressing on toward the goal. What exactly is a "desire steeped in determination?" (I believe we in the Taylor Baptist Association can relate to this definition.) It is constructive, channeled ambition. It means to aim high and to hit what we aim. It is a mountain-climbing, obstacle-moving, problem solving spirit that makes victory inevitable. Ministering during this period of the coronavirus, a new political administration, gross immorality in our nation, and low spirituality among God?s people require our churches of the TBA to serve God with this godly determination.
           Finally, when "Reaching for the Stars," don't be afraid of getting dirty or stumbling at times. In other words, we must be willing to take risks. We must be walking through doors of opportunity without always knowing what is on the other side. It involves taking a stand when everybody else wants to sit down. It means advance while other speak of retreat. It speaks of rebooting your church's ministry and reassessing how you do ministry when the naysayers want to keep everything stale and stagnant.
           Some may say, "Our AMS has gone crazy!" I believe, however, risks taking points to part of the stuff from which the heroes of faith emerged. Noah took risk in building an ark a long way from water. Rahab took risk when she hid the spies in Jericho. Moses took risk in returning when he was wanted for murder in Egypt. Their willingness to take risks contributed to their success (Hebrews 11). As we shine the Light in these dark days, let it be said that our TBA churches and pastors took risk on their way to success by having faith enough in Christ to "Reach for the Stars."

           Reaching for the Stars,
           Henry Cannington
  • TBA Missions Corner
    Final Operation Christmas Child Report:
           The 2020 National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child was approached with much prayer waiting to see how the Lord was going to bless the ministry during a troubling and difficult time. Well, God indeed did bless tremendously. We realized that some churches might not be able to participate in 2020 and some might be able to participate on a limited basis; but we also knew that God would supply the shoeboxes needed to reach children around the world with the Gospel. Even though some churches that participated in 2019 were not able to participate in 2020, we had NEW churches step up to the plate and contribute shoeboxes. What a blessing!!!!
           Our final totals for the Suwannee Valley Area were amazing. During National Collection Week (NCW), 15,867 shoeboxes were physically dropped off at one of our Drop-Off Locations. In addition, there were 669 shoeboxes packed online, for a total of 16,536 shoeboxes for our area. That is only 484 shoeboxes less than the total for 2019. God?s people are truly a giving, generous people, even in difficult times. Our true goal is to get the Gospel to children using a simple shoebox as a tool to get them to an event where they can hear about Jesus.
           If your church packed shoeboxes online exclusively, please contact us so that we can record that your church participated. We received online shoebox totals, but were not given any information as to who packed them. This would help in our record keeping.
           Thank you for your participation in the ministry. Our prayer is that you will continue to support the ministry through your prayers, financial contributions, and shoebox donation.

           Serving God together,
           Joe and Susan Crocker
  • Follow Me Bible Study:
    San Pedro Baptist Church would like to invite you to join them on Thursday nights at 6:00 PM for a 6-week Bible Study called "Follow Me" by David Platt. Pastor David will lead this study beginning Thursday February 4, 2021 running through March 11, 2021. Material used for the study can be easily understood by anyone from teenagers to adults.
  • 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