Our Mission

The Baldwin Baptist Association consists of local Southern Baptist Churches in out County, each autonomous in government under the Lordship of Christ. The churches partner together through the association to serve their mutual needs and interests. The association expresses the mutual concern of kindred congregations to advance the cause of Christ and to enlarge each church’s participation in Christ’s mission.

 The purpose of the Baldwin Baptist Association is:

To promote fellowship among the churches.
To conduct a definite work of local missions in cooperation
    with the churches of the Association.
To encourage the churches to support the cooperative work of           Evangelism, Missions, Christian Education, and Benevolence
     as fostered by the Alabama Baptist Convention and
    the Southern Baptist Convention, and
To encourage each church in effectively carrying out the
    mission of Christ.

 

Our Staff

Rick Ellison

Rick Ellison

Rick Ellison, Director of Missions

He has served in the Association since July 2013.  Rick  formerly served at various churches as Associate Pastor and, most recently, came from the Alabama State Board of Missions in Montgomery. His heart is to serve the pastors and churches in our association and to share the Good News with the lost. Rick is married to Teresa and they have 3 children.

 

Nate Diehl

Nate Diehl

 
Nate Diehl, Gulf Area Resort Ministry Director

Nate has been involved with Baldwin Baptist Association since 2005.  He has a wide range of responsibilities including Barefoot Believers, who minister to those who visit our beautiful beaches at Gulf Shores, working with visiting groups who want to serve at our RV parks, Snowbird Ministry, Campus Ministries at Faulkner State and coordinating youth activities for the Association. Nate is married to Alicia and they have 3 active youngsters.

 

 
Linda Selby

Linda Selby

 
Linda Selby, Executive Assistant
Linda serves as the Executive Assistant and the Clerk for the Association. She came to BBA in September 2013.  Her favorite area of responsibility is communications: the weekly newsletter published in the AL Baptist, designing flyers and other promotional materials, etc.  Her previous experience includes 25 years in the medical field as an administrative professional. Linda has been in Baldwin County since 1997, when her husband, Mike, began his ministry as Associate Pastor at Jubilee Baptist Church in Daphne. They are the parents of 3 children, and have 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
 

MarshMarsha Lairda Laird
, Bookkeeper/Ministry Assistant
Marsha began her tenure with BBA in May, 2015.  She is the one who deposits the monies, pays bills, and answers all our financial questions.  She is married and has 4 children.  She has been an integral part of the Sunday School and music ministry at Silverhill First Baptist, where she is a member.