The Florida Baptist Association is a collection of 57 Southern Baptist churches and missions working cooperatively to bring the gospel to the Big Bend region of Florida. It is one of 48 local associations that comprise the Florida Baptist Convention. Established in 1842, the FBA is the oldest association in the state of Florida and has been operating continuously for 170 years.
The FBA encompasses the area known as the “Big Bend” and includes Leon and Wakulla counties, along with portions of Franklin and Jefferson counties.
Follow the OUR CHURCHES link to find FBA churches in the area.
Our primary purpose is to be a resource and support to churches, enabling them to fulfill the calling that God has given them: to go and make disciples.
We seek to better equip pastors and lay leaders for the work of ministry, to encourage and enhance the churches in our area and to give the community more information about Southern Baptist Churches. Please see our Resources page for specific tools the FBA provides its churches and leaders.
The FBA is governed by a Board of Directors made up of pastors and laymen from its member churches who are elected annually by the Associational Council. The Associational Council is composed of the pastors of our churches, along with a lay representative that each church designates.
When churches in our region are established as part of the Florida Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention, they are eligible for membership in the Florida Baptist Association. Churches that were not originally constituted as Southern Baptist churches may seek admission to the FBA by submitting a request to the association directors.