Toledo Area American Baptist Association ~ taaba.org
Welcome to the online home of the Toledo Area American Baptist Association. The Toledo Area American Baptist Association has a rich history in the Toledo Area. Our churches have a dedication to missions, church starts and helping congregations develop and build the ministry of Christ. Come to a meeting or a special event to find out more! We would love to see you!
Cass Road Baptist Church (1400 Cass Road Maumee) presents "The Road to Bethlehem" dinner theater on Friday, December 13, 2013. Tickets are $15 and $7.50 for children 6 to 10 years old (5 and under are free). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 419.893.2008 for details. The dinner begins at 6 PM with the show at 7 PM. Prepare for an evening to remember as Cass Road presents this original production written by Cass Road's new pastor, Rev. Ruby Radford.
TAABA joins with St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (1502 North Detroit Avenue, Toledo) honoring our current TAABA Moderator, Rev. James Willis, for ten years of faithful service along with First Lady Linnie B. Willis. Pastor Willis is a servant of the Servant, dedicated to God's ministry not only at St. Paul but through our association, the state and the country. He truly answered the call of God and said, "Here am I, send me!" This was the theme for a wonderful day of activities based on Isaiah 2:8 on October 20, 2013. The day began with a praise celebration at the morning worship service. A second service was held that afternoon to recognize Pastor and First Lady Willis. TAABA celebrates with St. Paul's in this wondrous time of honor for a family committed to God in faithful service!
Our Fall Board Meeting was held September 23, 2013 at 6:00 p,m, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. It was a wonderful time as we gathered to make plans for upcoming events including our Fall Rally and winter activities. We thank St. Paul's for hosting this event and look forward to gathering again!
On Sunday June 9, 2013 we held our Annual TAABA Picnic. The Toledo Area American Baptist Association was blessed to have favorable weather that helped to add to the program. We were again blessed to have Rev. Jane Gibbons in attendance as our special guest this year. This is always a highlight and a special time when she is able to share with us. Special thanks go out to the TAABA Picnic Committee for a job well done. Deacon General Bobbitt, Deacon James Sebree, Sister Shirley Sebree and Sister Deborah Gardner did and outstanding job as being the host. We had a total of 103 members who attended the annual picnic. Each year we look forward to the excitement of the gathering, but we also look forward to finding out which Congregation brought to largest number. And this year, the winner is... (drum roll) St. Paul Baptist Church. God is good and we can't wait for the next TAABA event! Thanks to all of our participating churches for your continued support in working to make TAABA the Association that it should be! Enjoy a video of the day's events:
The Fall Rally & Pig Roast for all Toledo Area American Baptist Association (TAABA) churches was held on November 12, 2012. Our host was Third Baptist Church, 402 Pinewood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604.
Everything kicked off with a pig display and photo shoot followed by a wonderful dinner including James Sebree's homemade ice cream taster. It was a lively scene as everyone enjoyed fellowship with our sister churches. Worship followed upstairs in the sanctuary featuring a message from our International Ministries missionaries Emerson and Ivy Wu. Great music was presented by Third Baptist's Unity Choir and we celebrated the installation of our 2013 TAABA officers. A wonderful evening was had by all.
Here is a video report of the evening's events:
The Toledo Area American Baptist Association (TAABA) is excited to announce the official licensing of Jose S. Abodij at Good Shepherd Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor) in Toledo. The licensing took place on Friday July 20, 2012 at 6 PM. Pastor James Willis and Pastor Truett Fogle were in attendance along with fourteen other church members who celebrated this wonderful event! TAABA continues the work we are called to by nurturing new pastors, churches and leaders in the communities we serve. We are building for the future with God as our guide and this is only the beginning!
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