The Florida Baptist Association is proud to be the longest-standing association of Southern Baptist churches in the state of Florida. Founded in 1843 with a mere eight churches, we have grown to represent over 50 churches within the four-county region of Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, and Franklin. Each of our member churches brings their own unique personality, culture, and vision to the table.

As an organization, we strive to support these churches by ENOURAGING pastors and staff, EQUIPPING pastoral and lay leaders, and helping churches ENGAGE their communities. We believe that by providing valuable resources and information, we can assist with the work of ministry and help our member churches make a difference in the world through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We encourage you to visit our website regularly as we are continuously updating it with new resources and events.

Sean McMahon
FBA Executive Director

How We Help

  • Encouraging

    We believe being a local church pastor is the most important, and potentially most difficult, job in the world. Because of this we are committed to ENCOURAGE, pastors and church staff thru one-on-one counsel, peer support, and fellowship gatherings. We also seek to assist church lay leaders with ways to encourage your church pastor and ministry staff.

  • Equipping

    Pastors and church leaders should be continuous learners. We are committed to help EQUIP pastors and leaders to better carry out gospel ministry. Through conferences, seminars, round-table groups, and our FBA scholarship program, we offer opportunities for leadership to grow and develop their knowledge and skill for the work of ministry.

  • Engaging

    The heart of what we do is Jesus' Great Commission, "Go, make disciples..." (Matthew 28:18-20); His Great Commandment,"...love one another. By this all men will know you are my disciples..." (John 13:34-35); and His final Declaration,"... you will be my witnesses..." (Acts1:7-8). In order to do these churches must ENGAGE their communities with the gospel. We are committed to coming alongside churches to provide tools, assistance and support as they seek to ENGAGE the communities where they reside and have influence. 

  • scholarships

    The Florida Baptist Association – the local association of Southern Baptist churches in the Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson and Franklin counties of Florida – offers educational scholarships to persons serving in a church-appointed staff position of a cooperating Florida Baptist Association church. Applicants must be serving in a ministerial level position, and be enrolled in a degree-seeking bachelor’s or master’s program at a Southern Baptist college or seminary. Scholarships are only applicable for coursework attempted in the fall and spring semesters. Deadlines for application submission will be posted and updated.

    Since we began this initiative in the Fall 2015, our Association has provided nearly $160,000 in scholarship money to 42 different individuals.