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.
Today we have 31 congregations stretching from Oak Hill in the south, all the way to Palm Coast in the north. Together the churches in the Halifax Baptist Association meet the needs of a growing and diverse community through evangelism, training,
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:
To promote prayer, evangelism, and discipleship.
To coordinate prayer, financial and personal involvement in mission efforts, both local and abroad.
To edify our existing churches and pastors.
To encourage new church starts.
To assist as needed in resources and training.
"Resulting in the expansion of the Kingdom and the Glory of God."