The Pensacola Bay Baptist Association consists of the 60 Southern Baptist Churches in Escambia County. This association together with the other associations in the state of Florida (49) combine to make up the Florida Baptist Convention. Our goal is to see our churches cooperating with a Kingdom perspective so that our community is influenced and transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and boldly leading leaders to become a network of kingdom partners seeking the transformation of our county On September 1, 1887 five Baptist churches in Pensacola (Escambia County) and Milton (Santa Rosa County), Florida met together for the consideration of cooperating together. Formalizing this partnership on November 11th and 12th of 1887, this Kingdom work of the Pensacola Bay Baptist Association begun. Due to the growth in both counties, the churches in Milton formed their own association, Santa Rosa Baptist Association, though both associations continue to work together for the glory of God.,
Since that November morning in 1887, the PBBA has partnered together to support local churches in their mission to multiply disciples, leaders, and churches through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Currently, there are approximately 60 PBBA churches and we are pursuing MoonShot2030 – 100 Healthy Churches who together can celebrate 2000 baptisms in the year 2030. Through encouraging our pastors personally and professionally and equipping our churches toward health, we are focused on engaging the mission field of Escambia County (and beyond) with the gospel of Christ Jesus. We affirm that achieving this MoonShot will require More Healthy Churches – more healthy churches (church planting); more healthy churches (revitalizing existing churches). Through the power of prayer and partnership, we look forward to celebrating the achievement of this Moonshot Vision. We are better together and are focused on Helping the Church Be the Church as we declare the name of Jesus in the 21st Century.