About the Halifax Baptist Association
Halifax Baptist Association was organized in 1957. The vision to begin this association was led by B.D.Locke. He saw the need for a local association as he drove through East Volusia County. In August of 1957 an organizational meeting was held at First Baptist Church of New Smyrna Beach for the purpose of giving birth to a new association. On October 8, 1957 the Seminole Association and the Florida Baptist Convention recognized Halifax Baptist Association and encouraged the East Volusia Churches to seat messengers at its first annual session which convened at Flomich Avenue Baptist Church on October 16-17, 1958. There were 14 churches represented with 2 churches presenting petitions to join.
Purpose of the HBA
… The Halifax Baptist Association of churches voluntarily cooperates to assist one another in glorifying God by fulfilling the Great Commission, and encouraging a “Kingdom Vision”.
… To assist in the accomplishing of the mission of its churches, the objectives of Halifax Baptist Association among its member churches are: