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Separate Baptist Missions, Inc.
Separate Baptist Missions, Incorporated shall be a religious non-profit incorporation for the establishment, furtherance and overseeing of Separate Baptist home and foreign missionary enterprises. The Incorporation shall be established in accordance with the laws of the state of Kentucky and shall be registered to conduct its lawful affairs and privileges in each state, either represented by an established Separate Baptist Church or represented for the establishment of a new Separate Baptist Church in fellowship with the General Association of Separate Baptists in Christ (hereafter referred to as the General Association).

Separate Baptist Missions, Incorporated shall consist of a board of three members who are elected for three-year terms by the General Association and of associational directors who will be elected or appointed to yearly terms by the District Associations. It shall be the duty of this board, in-as-much as possible, to carry out the desires of the General Association in all mission matters.

Separate Baptist Missions, Incorporated shall be governed with the by-laws established and approved by the General Association. The by-laws may be altered or amended at any General Association by a two-thirds majority vote of the voting delegates. No by-law, established or amended, shall knowingly violate the law(s) of the states under which this incorporation is registered.

Should this incorporation ever be dissolved, all records, monies and properties held by the incorporation at the time of dissolvement shall be turned over to the General Association for disbursement as the General Association may deem necessary and proper.




Section One

The Board
1. Separate Baptist Missions, Inc. shall have a board consisting of a chairman, a secretary, a treasurer, and associational directors. Each board member shall assume his responsibilities upon his election or appointment to office and shall serve in said office until his successor is elected or appointed. The board members shall obtain office and serve terms of duration as follows.

A. The chairman of this board shall be elected by the General Association for a term of three years duration.

B. The treasurer of this board shall be elected by the General Association for a term of three years duration with his term expiring the year prior to the expiration of the chairman’s term.

C. The secretary of this board shall be elected by the General Association for a term of three years duration with his term expiring the year prior to the expiration of the treasurer’s term.

D. The associational directors of this board shall be elected by the District associations for a term of one year duration. They shall be elected yearly. There shall be one

associational director elected from each District association.

2. All members of the board and personnel serving under the board must be Separate Baptist personnel.

3. A board member may be re-elected or re-appointed to successive terms.

4. The board of Separate Baptist Missions, Inc. shall meet at least once during every associational year other than at the General Association. They may also meet on assent of the board members when and as necessary. Written notices stating the time, date, location and purpose of each special board meeting shall be sent in advance to each board member.

5. A Quorum of five board members shall be required to transact official board business.

6. All board members shall serve without pay or reimbursement from mission funds *

(With the exception of the treasurer and the secretary who may be reimbursed from the Home Missions fund as deemed proper by the board).

* Changed October 12, 1991 at the General Association.
Section Two

Funds and Property
1. All funds are to be received on a voluntary manner and no church or District association shall ever be assessed for mission funds.

2. The treasurer of the board shall keep a permanent record of all receipts and expenditures and shall present a written yearly financial report to the general Association.

A. The treasurer’s books are to be audited yearly at the General Association by the Auditing Committee.

B. The treasurer shall be bonded and said bond shall be paid for as general operating expenses.

3. Separate accounts and records shall be kept for home and foreign missions funds.

A. All undesignated funds received by the treasurer shall be subject to the discretion of the mission board, for either home or foreign mission purposes.

B. All funds received designated for a particular purpose shall be used entirely for such designated purpose. If such funds cannot be used for its designated purpose, they shall be returned to their donor and an explanation given as to why they could not be used.

C. A tax-exempt receipt shall be given upon request for all gifts and donations.

4. All general operating expenses of the board shall be paid for from the home mission fund.

5. The board shall have the authority to withdraw and use funds from their respective accounts for either home or foreign missionary projects.

A. Grants or loans cannot be made to any individual for personal use.

B. Grants or loans may be made for worthwhile purposes to District associations or churches which may request such aid.

C.* Grant amounts given to any one church will be determined by the board. *October 9, 1999, was changed at General Association from $500/yr to any one church within an associational year

D.* Loans may not exceed in the amount of one thousand ($1,000) dollars and are to be repaid within a period designated at the time of said loan, but not to exceed five years. No interest shall be charged for money loaned. *October 8, 1988, was changed at General Association to $2,000.

E. A minimum of $5,000.00 emergency fund will be maintained in the Foreign Mission Treasury.

6. All property purchased through the mission board for the establishment of a Separate Baptist Church shall be deeded to the trustees and their successors of the District association in which the church is established. (In event that the District association does not have trustees to which the property may be deeded, it shall remain deeded to Separate Baptist Missions, Incorporated)

7. All property purchased on the foreign field in behalf of Separate Baptist Missions, Inc. shall remain, where possible, the property of Separate Baptist Missions, Incorporated.
Section Three

Missionary Personnel
1. All missionaries serving under this board shall preach and teach according to the doctrinal statement of the General Association of Separate Baptist Churches.

2. All missionary candidates shall be examined by the board in regards to doctrinal, spiritual and mental requirements and shall furnish a doctor’s statement on their physical condition.

3. All missionary candidates must do their deputation work with the mission board only assisting.

4. All missionaries shall serve pre-designated terms on the mission field and must spend a proportionate amount of time while on furlough in the states reporting to the churches which contributed to their support.

5. All missionaries must send regular monthly reports to the board concerning their work and progress while on the field.


ARTICLE 1. This body shall be called “The General Association of Separate Baptists in Christ” and shall be composed of ministers, deacons and delegates of the various District Associations and their several churches.
ARTICLE 2. Officers of this body shall be: Moderator, Assistant Moderator, Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Treasurer and Corresponding Secretary who shall be elected by this body and shall hold office one year or until their successors are elected, and shall serve free, except the Clerk, who shall be paid $200.00 for his services by the Association.
ARTICLE 3. Duty of the moderator shall be: Preside at all meetings, appoint all committees and cast the deciding vote in the case of a tie. Duties of the Assistant Moderator shall be the same as the Moderator in case of his absence. The Clerk shall make complete Minutes of the proceedings of the Association, inserting in the Minutes the name and addresses of the ministers and church Clerks. The Clerk shall make completed minute books available to the churches no later than March 1 of each associational year if at all possible. The Assistant Clerk shall do the duties of the Clerk in his absence and assist the Clerk at any time he may need him. The Treasurer shall receive and pay out money and make a report at each meeting. The Corresponding Secretary shall correspond with other associations, groups or individuals as directed by this body. No person shall hold more than one elected office in this organization. It shall be the duty of each District Association to contribute $25.00 or more to the support of this body.
ARTICLE 4. The object of this body shall be to bring about a closer union and give united effort in putting forth the Word of Life.
ARTICLE 5. This Association thus formed shall be a council of advice and shall not exercise any undue authority over God’s heritage. Each Association composing this body shall be entitled to three delegates from each church.
ARTICLE 6. This Association shall be governed by parliamentary rules.
ARTICLE 7. Any person wishing to address the body shall rise and address the Moderator.
ARTICLE 8. This body shall have a Mission Board which shall be authorized to oversee the Home and Foreign Mission aspects of our General Association. The said Mission Board shall be governed by the Rules and Regulations set forth by the General Association. Such Rules and Regulations shall become a part of our General Association Constitution.
ARTICLE 9. Any Association belonging to this Association failing to report at each annual meeting, the Moderator shall appoint a committee to investigate why they did not report.
ARTICLE 10. Any Association applying for membership in this body shall be required to give evidence of its orthodoxy and shall agree to comply with the rules before being received into this body.
ARTICLE 11. This Constitution, By-Laws or Articles of Doctrine, may be changed or amended by a two-thirds vote* of the body at any regular session, after having been tabled for a period of one associational year. Any changes that are to be made in the Constitution will be presented to the Constitution Committee prior to its submission to this body. The Constitution Committee shall consist of one member from each district association. The Moderator shall appoint a member to the Constitution Committee from each district association. Should the committee be required to convene to act upon any proposal and the appointed member be absent, the General Association’s Moderator shall name a replacement.

*Pursuant to action taken at the 1991 General Association “two-thirds vote” was defined as: “two-thirds of those who vote on that particular motion.

ARTICLE 12. The Pledges to American and Christian Flags and the Bible to be conducted by the Moderator at each morning session, prior to invocation and/or devotion.


1. The Association or Church entertaining the General Association shall be given the privilege of setting the beginning time of each session to be held in that Association or Church and the entertaining Association or Church shall advise the Program Committee for the session about the starting time before the Program Committee reports to the body.

2. There shall not be anyone placed on a program or a committee that is not present at that session of the General Association.

3. Each District Association shall be responsible to list the names of all delegates and alternates from each church appointed to represent them at the General Association in or with their respective letter to the General Association. The delegates and alternates listed on or with the letter for the District Associations will be the only recognized appointed delegates to the General Association.

ARTICLE 1. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the infallible Word of God, and the only safe rule of faith and practice, using the King James version of the Holy Bible for English-speaking people (*see below). Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:11, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21.

ARTICLE 2. We believe that there is in the God Head three Divine Personages: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 12:3, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 1, 1 John 5:7.

ARTICLE 3. We believe that man is in a fallen state before God and is unable to liberate himself by any ability he may possess by nature. Isaiah 63:1-5, John 6:44, 14:6, Romans 8:1-20, 1 Corinthians 15:22.

ARTICLE 4. We believe that salvation, regeneration, sanctification, justification and redemption are through faith in the life, death and resurrection, ascension and intercession of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. John 17:13-17, Hebrews 4:1-3, Ephesians 4:1-8, Titus 3:3-7, Revelation 1:18.

ARTICLE 5. We believe that he who endures to the end, the same shall be saved. Matthew 10:22, 24:13, Hebrews 3:12, 10:38-39, Revelation 2:10.

ARTICLE 6. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the just and the unjust, but every man in his own order, those who have done good, to eternal life, those who have done evil, to eternal damnation and that God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ. Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46, Romans 5:21.

ARTICLE 7. We believe that the joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked are eternal. Daniel 12:2, Matthew 25:46, Romans 5:21.

ARTICLE 8. We believe that Baptism, the Lord’s Supper and feet washing are ordained of Christ appointed in the Church and none but true believers are proper subjects, and that immersion is the Gospel mode of baptism. Matthew 28:19-20, Luke 22:17-20, John 13:14, Acts 2:41, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2:12.

ARTICLE 9. We believe in the sanctity of the first day of the week, or Lord’s Day, and it should be spent in public or private worship, and we abstain from worldly concerns, except in case of necessity or mercy. Luke 23:56, John 20:26, Acts 20:7,

1 Corinthians 16:2, Revelation 1:10.

ARTICLE 10. We believe it is our duty to be tender, affectionate to one another, in honor preferring one another, to study the happiness of God’s people in general and do all we can to support, promote and spread the Gospel. Isaiah 53:1-10, Romans 12:10, Galatians 6:1-2, 10, 2 Corinthians 9:14.

ARTICLE 11. We believe that Jesus Christ, by the Grace of God tasted death for everyman, that none can partake of His Holy Divine benefits except by repentance toward God and Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; Infants and the innocent, due to lack of mental ability excepted, they being included in the covenant of God’s Grace. Matthew 9:13,

Luke 18:15-18, John 3:15-17, Acts 4:12, Romans 5:15, 1 Timothy 2:5-6.

ARTICLE 12. We believe that, at Christ’s coming in the clouds of Heaven, all Christians will be gathered with Him in the clouds and that time shall be no more, thus leaving no time for a literal one thousand year reign. Matthew 24:29-31. Revelation 10:6,

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, 2 Peter 3:10.

*We believe that non-English speaking people should use a Bible comparable to the King James Version of the Holy Bible.

Church Addresses

(These addresses should not be used for mailings as a large portion of the churches have PO Boxes or only receive mail via their clerk.)

East Columbus (812-376-7738) 452 S Mapleton Street Columbus, IN 47201

Edinburgh (812-526-2225) 905 S Main Street Edinburgh, IN 46124

Franklin 300 E Ohio Street Franklin, IN 46131

Friendship 9373 S 60 SW Westport, IN 47283

Great Hope 229 S State Road 135 Franklin, IN 46131

Indianapolis (317-783-9870) 25 E Bixler Indianapolis, IN 46227

Jewell Village 6801 Asenath Street Columbus, IN 47203

Midway (Camp Ground) 8329 State Road 135N Morgantown, IN 46160

Mount Zion (812-597-0844) 5001 E Mahalasville Road Morgantown, IN 46160

Pleasant Valley 3888 State Road 46E Nashville, IN 47448

Salem (812-876-5411) 7594 State Road 43 Spencer, IN 47460

Shiloh 10970 Georgetown Road Columbus, IN 47201

Union Laymon 385 Concord Road Spencer, IN 47460


Mouth of Wilson 2217 Old Mill Road Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363

Pleasant View 1801 Teaberry Road Warrensville, NC 28693

Sugar Grove 749 East Big Springs Road Lansing, NC 27643

Union 1176 Big Horse Creek Road Lansing, NC 28643

Upper Helton 857 Helton Creek Lane White Top, VA 24292

Wolf Knob 503 Wolf Knob Road Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363


Pleasant Home 121 White Oak Creek Road Robbins, TN 37852


Calvary Hill (502-543-3590) 645 Coral Ridge Road Shepherdsville, KY 40165

Camp Ground 2745 Bailey Road Magnolia, KY 42757

Coral Ridge 11006 National Turnpike Fairdale, KY 40118

Faith (502-231-4959) 7808 Cooper Chapel Road Louisville, KY 40229

Friendship (502-447-9821) 5000 Wellsworth Avenue Louisville, KY 40216

Glasgow 715 Tick Ridge Road Glasgow, KY 42141

Little Barren Hwy. 729 Greensburg, KY 42743

Louisville 5517 National Turnpike Louisville, KY 40214

Mount Salem 3452 Die Shiboley Road Magnolia, KY 42757

Mount Zion 2361 Aetna Furnace Road Magnolia, KY 42757

Munfordville (270-524-1572) 1476 Cub Run Highway Munfordville, KY 42765

Oak Grove 3287 Highway 1464 Greensburg, KY 42743

Okolona 4505 Mud Lane Louisville, KY 40229

Otter Creek Otter Creek Road Campbellsville, KY 42718

Pleasant Ridge 619 Pleasant Ridge Ch Rd Mt Sherman, KY 42764

Sand Lick 385 Will Loyall Road Greensburg, KY 42743

Union 375 Union Church Road Buffalo, KY 42716

Zion 4498 Maple Road Campbellsville, KY 42718
AARONS CHAPEL 53 Cave Springs Rd., Albany, KY 42602

BECKHAM RIDGE 1142 HWY 1729, Russell Springs, KY 42642

BEECH GROVE 2456 HWY 900, Columbia, KY 42728

BETHLEHEM 3722 W. HWY 80, Russell Springs, KY 42642

BURKESVILLE Smith St., Burkesville, KY 42717

CALDWELL CHAPEL 2727 Caldwell Ridge Rd., Knifley, KY 42753

CALVARY 7660 W. HWY 80, Nancy, KY 42544

CAMPBELLSVILLE 410 Bowman St., Campbellsville, KY 42718

CANAAN VALLEY 2268 KY 910, Liberty, KY 42539

CENTRAL UNION 185 Old Glory Rd., Monticello, KY 42633

CHANUTE 5206 N. York HWY., Pall Mall, TN 38577

CHRISTIAN HOME 32 HWY 3277, Nancy, KY 42544

COFFEYS FRIENDSHIP 1606 Coffeys School Rd., Jamestown, KY 42629

COFFEYS GROVE 1327 Blankenship Rd., Jamestown, KY 42629

FAIRVIEW 4452 N. HWY 55, Jamestown, KY 42629

FREEDOM 576 Freedom Church Rd., Russell Springs, KY 42642

FREE UNION 4642 Sano Rd., Columbia, KY 42728

GREEN RIVER VALLEY 597 Green River Valley Rd., Liberty, KY 42539

MANNSVILLE 315 Oak Lane, Campbellsville, KY 42718

MELSON RIDGE 5250 HWY 900, Columbia, KY 42728

MT. HOPE 162 Herriford Curve Rd., Jamestown, KY 42629

NEW HOPE 10706 Liberty Rd., Columbia, KY 42728

OAK GROVE 2669 Blair School House Rd., Russell Springs, KY 42642

OLD UNION 7332 HWY 1009 South, Monticello, KY 42633

PINE GROVE 316 Sunshine Rd., Russell Springs, KY 42642

PLEASANT GROVE 7257 KY 1859, Liberty, KY 42539

PURDY 8004 Liberty Rd., Columbia, KY 42728

REVENNA 1400 Reece Hurt Rd., Edmonton, KY 42141

ROBINSON CHAPEL 10494 Knifley Rd., Columbia, KY 42728

SANDERS CHAPEL 1951 Sanders Chapel Rd., Columbia, KY 42728

SHADY GROVE 1328 Tennessee Ridge Rd., Liberty, KY 42539

SOUTH FORK 793 South Fork Church Rd., Liberty, KY 42539

SQUARE OAK 245 E. Old Jamestown Rd., Russell Springs, KY 42642

TRACE FORK 4924 South KY 501, Liberty, KY 42539

WALNUT HILL 97 Weddle Dr., Liberty, KY 42539

WHITES CHAPEL 1621 HWY 1870, Russell Springs, KY 42642

CRUM Rt. 52 Lick Branch Road Crum, WV 25669


I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word. I will make it a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path. I will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God.
American Flag
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Christian Flag
I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to our Saviour for whose kingdom it stands, One Saviour, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.

Projected Host of the General Association
2011 - Central Indiana

2012 - Christian Unity (100th General Association)

2013 – Mt. Olive

2014 - South Kentucky

2015 – Nylonn
General Association Annual Ministers and Deacons Conference

April 16, 2011 10:00 AM EDT

Nolynn Camp ground

2745 Bailey Road, Magnlia, KY 42757

Chairman Rev. Melvin Underwood

Bro. Rick Goff

Bro. Arnold Stidham
2011 Calendar

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