General Association of General Baptists

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: General Association of General Baptists
Denomination type: Baptist Bodies
Year Reporting: 2010
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Description: Similar in doctrine to those General Baptists organized in England in the 17th century, the first General Baptist churches were organized on the Midwest frontier following the Second Great Awakening. The first church was established by the Rev. Benoni Stinson in 1823 at Evansville, Ind.
Stinson?s major theological emphasis was general atonement - Christ tasted death for every man. The group also allows for the possibility of apostasy. It practices open Communion and believer?s baptism by immersion.
Called 'liberal' Baptists because of their emphasis on the freedom of man, General Baptists organized a General Association in 1870 and invited other 'liberal' Baptists (e.g., 'Free Will' and Separate Baptists) to participate.
The policy-setting body is composed of delegates from local General Baptist churches and associations. Each local church is autonomous but belongs to an association. The group currently consists of more than 60 associations in 16 states, as well as associations in the Philippines, Guam, Saipan, Jamaica, Honduras, and India. Ministers and deacons are ordained by a presbytery.
The denomination operates Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana, and Nursing Homes in Illinois and Missouri. General Baptists belong to the Baptist World Alliance, the North American Baptist Fellowship and the National Association of Evangelicals.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 100 Stinson Dr.
Address line 2:
City: Poplar Bluff
State: Missouri
Zip Code: 63901
Country: United States
Phone: (573)785-7746

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Interim Exec. Dir., Dr. James W. Murray
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Dr. James Murray
Position: Interim Executive Director
Phone: (573)785-7746

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 61,040
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 61,040
Total Churches: 1,154
Average Attendance: 32,641
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 0
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 0

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $4,151,370.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $415,137,000
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures