The first Baptist Association (Memphis Baptist Association) in the Memphis area was organized in 1891 and began with 22 churches and 1,910 members. Today, the Mid-South Baptist Association is the largest association in Tennessee and the fifth largest in the Southern Baptist Convention.
At this time, we have over 100,000 members and around 170 congregations in the association. Not only is the Mid-South Baptist Association one of the largest associations in the Southern Baptist Convention but it is also one of the most diverse. In addition to the traditional Anglo congregation, we have several churches using the Cell Church model. We are also using the multi-church model, with as many as three congregations meeting in one building.
Hundreds of teams come to the Mid-South Association every year on mission endeavors. The staff has the training, experience, and passion to serve God in this strategic mission field. Their biographical information is available on this web site.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
The purpose of the Mid-South Baptist Association is to connect diverse churches by serving as a relational hub.
We want to see healthy congregations of the Mid-South connecting with each other, strengthened in the cooperate advancement of the Lord’s kingdom.
- Church Engagment
- Church Health
- Church Multiplication