According to Paul Stripling’s book Turning Points in the History of the Waco Regional Baptist Association, our Association was formed in 1860 with FBC Waco, FBC Marlin, Bosqueville, Bold Springs, Union Springs, White Rock, Blue Ridge, Cow Bayou (now Mooreville), Caddo and Perry (now Moody). Throughout the 154 years of its history, it has demonstrated remarkable resiliency and responsiveness to the needs of the moment and has continued to make a significant impact in this region of the state. I am very proud to serve with this organization that has helped establish important institutions and churches throughout central Texas. The Waco Regional Baptist Association continues to be the place where Baptists “do stuff together”. Whether it is in the area covered by one of our ministry teams or just an informal gathering for fellowship or information, our staff, website, emails, and newsletters continuously connect churches and church leaders so we can cooperatively extend and embody the Good News of Jesus. Our Ministry Teams include an Administrative Team, Church Strengthening Team, Community Ministries, Leadership Development, Missions Development, and Networking and Missions. (The Community Ministries Team includes Hunger, Jail, and Student Ministries at MCC and TSTC)
This is all funded by voluntary contributions from your church. This means that each year, your church determines the future of the WRBA and its ministries. This also means that through the WRBA every day your church is extending its ministry in the name of Jesus all over McLennan County and beyond—even to many other nations as we network our churches with mission projects and trips from Mississippi to Kenya. Today, the WRBA has 97 member congregations that worship in five different languages.
If you would like to learn more about the history of the WRBA, you can purchase a copy of book for $10 at the WRBA office.
Thank you for being an integral part of the Waco Regional Baptist Association!
In His Service,