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Greetings from the Board of Directors

Greetings from the Board of Directors

Welcome to the Philadelphia Baptist Association’s website!!  Who are the Board of Directors?  They are men and women, clergy and laity, representing a broad cross section of associational churches charged with the task of overseeing the work of the region between the annual gatherings of the association.

Dig a bit deeper, and you will discover that the Board of Directors are so much more than this.  The Board, under the support and encouragement of the Executive Minister and regional staff, are actively engaged in the work of the ministry.  Board members are building relationships with our member church partners.  Ministry Actions Teams composed of Board members are engaged in meeting with, praying with, and conferring with local church leaders for the purpose of establishing, nurturing, and maintaining a heightened sense of community and connectedness among our 124 churches.

In addition to the above more recent initiative, the Board seeks to support the work of the association in three specific areas of ministry as identified by member congregations.  Our current emphasis, inspired by the ABCUSA “Transformed by the Spirit” strategy, is to spotlight leadership development, opportunities for ministry through our rich diversity, and the challenge of domestic violence.

Finally, Board members endeavor to support regional life by actively supporting the annual offerings of the ABCUSA as well as the PBA regional offering.  Board members can also be found attending our two largest gatherings, the annual meeting in May and the Missions Outreach Banquet in October.

We are very thankful to our current Board of Directors who come from our PBA member congregations that inculde:  

Zion Baptist Church of Ardmore; The Green Church, Glen Mills;  First Baptist, Lansdale; Lansdowne Baptist Church; Calvary Baptist, Norristown; Bethlehem Baptist Church; Bethany Baptist Church; Chinese Christian Church & Center; Canaan Baptist Church; Corinthian Baptist Church; Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church; Grace Baptist Church of Germantown; Second Baptist Church of Germantown; Goodwill Tabernacle Baptist Church; Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church; Greater White Rock Baptist Church; Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Holmesburg; Mayfair Conwell Memorial Baptist Church; Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Philadelphia; New Horizon Baptist Church; Pinn Memorial Baptist Church; First Spanish Baptist Church; Second Spanish Baptist Church; Society for Helping Church; Wayland Temple Baptist Church; Point Pleasant Baptist Church; First Baptist Church, Wayne.

If YOU are a leader in your local congregation, perhaps you would consider serving a member of the Board at some future point as we actively seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the greater Philadelphia area.  Please contact the PBA office should you be interested in providing leadership through the Board.

As part of the 310th anniversary of the PBA Board members wrote and complied devotional reflections which were shared with member congregations.  Read the devotional reflections here.