Originally called the Alachua Missionary Baptist Association, this Florida Baptist entity was established November, 1847, during a meeting of church delegates held at the Fort Clark Baptist Church (Gainesville’s first Baptist church). Participating in the organization of the association were representatives from 13 churches (grouped by their county location): Mt. Pleasant and Ft. Clark (Gainesville) churches in Alachua County; Benton (later called Hernando) County churches of Bethesda, Eden, and Bethlehem; Columbia County churches of Columbia, Providence and South Prong; Bethel church in Duval County; Marion County churches of New Hope, Fellowship, and New Providence; and Sharon church (Callahan) in Nassau County.
Provided are digital copies of the annual reports of the Alachua Baptist Association (for the years noted below) that includes: the proceedings of the annual meeting(s); statistical information on its cooperating churches; and reports on the missionary, ministerial and ministry training activities provided by the association.
Please Note: The years marked with double asterisks (**) are readable, however the PDF image cannot be searched by keyword or phrases at this time.
Since 2006 this historic Association is now known as Nature Coast.
1849 1850 1852 1853 1855 1857 1858 1859 1868 1869 1870 1871 1874 1876 1879