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.
  • Good FridayApril 7th
  • Fishing TournamentApril 8th
    Bro. Henry would like to purchase a ticket for any of the Pastors in the Taylor Baptist Association interested in participating in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes fishing tournament April 8th, 7:00 am - 4:00pm at the Steinhatchee Marina.
  • EasterApril 9th
  • Sonrise ServiceApril 9th
    Midway Baptist will have their Sonrise service on Sunday, April 9th at 7:00am. Sonrise Breakfast after Sonrise Service at 8:00am Sunday School after Breakfast at 9:00am Easter Service at 9:45am instead of 11:00am Why is the service called Sonrise service instead of Sunrise? It is to celebrate the day the Son of God has risen from the tomb (Son rise).
  • Semi-Annual MeetingApril 17th
    Meeting will be at Athena Baptist
  • Secret Church 2023April 21st
    First Baptist Church will host the 2023 Secret Church simulcast at the Student Center on Friday, April 21st. Doors will open at 6:00pm. Simulcast will begin at 7:00pm and conclude at 1:00am on the 22nd. Secret Church is an intense time of Bible study (6 hours) and prayer for the persecuted Church around the globe. This year's study is centered on the book of Jonah. The $10 per person covers your workbook and refreshments throughout the night. This event is open to everyone, but we need to know if you plan to attend. You can register by calling the church office at 584-7066 or by going to www.fbcperryfl.org/secretchurch.
  • Administrative CommitteeMay 1st
    Administrative Committee, 9:00 AM
  • National Day of PrayerMay 4th
  • Mother's DayMay 14th
    Children's Home Offering on Mother's Day
  • Disaster Relief TrainingMay 20th
    Hopeful BC, Lake City
  • Executive BoardMay 22nd
    Executive Board, 9:00 AM
  • Mewmorial DayMay 29th
    Office Closed
  • Message from Henry Cannington
           People find joy and power as they come to know God and discover His will for their lives. We want our lives to have meaning and purpose within the context of our relationship with God. God loved us so much that He provided us with the most wonderful gift for helping us to discover and experience His blessings and will for our lives when He gave birth to His church (Ephesians 4).
           The TBA exist to help our churches focus on what is really important by serving as a lighthouse in the midst of the raging sea of this world. I believe our ministry as an association is to serve as a viewfinder helping your church look at itself and regain its focus in ministry. When people come to worship, our mission only succeeds when they encounter God.
           As I was growing up, I loved to go out on the farm and help my grandfather tend the livestock. My grandfather taught me a valuable lesson about hogs that has meaning for teaching and ministry. Each day my grandfather poured the feed into the trough, and banged a couple of ears of dried corn against its side, making sure the shucks made plenty of noise. The hogs had learned to come to the feeding trough whenever they heard the banging and rattling.
           Noticing this, I proceeded to "call" the hogs whenever any of my friends came over to show off my control of the hogs. One afternoon when I was teasing the hogs, my grandfather walked up behind me, snatched the corn cobs from my hand, looked me right in the eye, and said, "Don't rattle the shocks if you don't have the feed. The hogs will soon quit coming if you call them to eat but don't feed them. Don't lie to my hogs!"
           When the church calls people to eat spiritually but fails to deliver food, it ceases to accomplish its reason for existing. The challenge for our association is to be an anchor of consistency in helping our amazing partnership of churches to build healthy churches that are effective in leading people to know God and to make Him known.
           This month we see God doing some amazing things through our churches. The mission activities of our churches give us much to praise God about. From the hiking trail ministry of Mt Gilead to the mission ministry of Southside in Cuba, God's work here in our area is amazing. The spirit of revival that is sweeping our nation encourages us all. Thank you for praying earnestly for a move of God in our area.

  • Announcements and Missions
  • Revelation Bible Study
    The Men's Sunday school class at Midway Baptist Church is studying through the book of Revelation at 9:45 am on Sunday mornings.

  • Not By Bread Alone
    Midway Baptist's Not by Bread Alone ministry distributes a variety of home & personal hygiene products for needy families in our community on the last Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. except for when Holidays fall on that Monday and it will be the Monday before.
  • 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