Philadelphia Baptist Association
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Time Period
7/1/1707
Description
In 1707, Welsh Baptist immigrants to Pennsylvania formed the Philadelphia Baptist Association (PBA), the first permanent Baptist denomination in America. Churches in the area had been holding annual meetings for several years prior, but 1707 marked the association's formal organization in order "to consult about such things as were wanting in the churches, and to set them in order."
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Photographs

First Baptist Church, Philadelphia- Internet Archive- from Early Baptists of Philadelphia by David Spencer

Philadelphia Baptist Association, three of the founding churches- photos from Internet Archive

Baptist Confession of Faith, title page- Internet Archive
Web Source(s)
http://www.dbts.edu/journals/2007/Priest2007.pdf
Gerald Priest's article provides a useful overview of the formation of the PBA.
Web Page Contributor
Paul Matzko
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in History

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