Welcome to the Bradley Baptist Association

Our Vision is to encourage, equip and empower the cooperating churches in the Bradley County area to fulfill their Great Commission vision locally and globally, by providing resources and opportunities to be on-mission with God. Our Mission is to Exalt the Savior,Encourage the Shepherds, Equip the Saints amd is Empowered by Prayer.

Washington, DC Partnership

Since October 2014, the Bradley Baptist Association has explored partnering with SEND DC Church Planters, Zack Bekele (Gilgal Ethiopian Church) and Zack Randles (Waterfront Church). At our Spring Missions Gathering held at First Baptist Cleveland this April, God confirmed His blessing on our  partnership through a vote of our partnering churches. Our DC partnership will be based on the Three “P”s of Prayer, People and Provisional support.

We are asking each BBA church to prayerfully consider the amount of  provisional support they can provide to our partnering Church Planters in 2015 and beyond. In particular, Zack Bekele is in the process of raising his support and will need to know soon how the BBA will be able to support him. We are setting a goal of $30,000 to support both Pastor Zack Bekele and Pastor Zack Randles in 2015. We already have $12,000 pledged and are seeking an additional $1,000 per partnering church to be given by the end of 2015.

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Renaming Our Association

At our annual meeting on Nocember 1st 2015, the Ad-hoc Team, which has been studying the need to rename our Association, will brought its report. Our constitution requires us to give a ninety day notice before we vote on a change. As a result, we will join together Thursday night, February 4, 2016 for this vote. In preparation, we have taken time to answer possible questions you may have via the download below.

This is an exciting time in our Association and we are grateful for how God has poured out his favor on our networking as a group of Baptist churches. We are grateful for your partnership.

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Have you heard of the four spiritual laws? Just as there are physical laws that govern the physical universe, so are there spiritual laws that govern your relationship with God.