Golden Triangle Baptist Association
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Helping our churches to fulfill the Great Commission

 About Us:
 Welcome to the GTBA

Recognizing both our dependence on the Lord Jesus Christ and our interdependence in carrying out His mission on earth, we exist to assist our member churches in fulfilling the Great Commission by providing: Resources, Leadership Development, Coordination of Cooperative Missions and Encouragement! We are affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.



We graciously announce the retirement of our dear friend and beloved servant Nancy Aulds.  We all recognize Nancy for her unconditional dedication, grace, and congeniality. She will be deeply missed but we can only feel happy for her after many years of serving Others as Director of the Baptist Student Union at Mississippi University for Women.


Please join us at her retirement reception to thank her for 38 years of commitment and dedication and wish her all the best.




The reception will be hosted by


First Baptist Church of Columbus,


at The MAC, 3000 Bluecutt Road,


May 20th, 2018


2:30 until 4:30 in the afternoon




Cards of Encouragement and Appreciation are welcome…



Mission VBS Project

 June 25-27, 2018

The mission sites we would like to serve this year are:

* Artesia Community Center      * Charles Brown Gym      * Crawford Community Center       

    * East Columbus Gym      * Plum Grove Community Center      * Scott Sims Park

We are planning ways to expand into other areas of the Golden Triangle    


Please call the GTBA office (328-6802) to choose your site or to see how you and your church can get involved!


 Thank you to the following churches for their VBS orders.


From Lowndes: Bethel, Fairview, FBC, Columbus, Kolola Springs, McBee, Pleasant Hill

From Oktibbeha: FBC, Starkville                    

From Clay: FBC, West Point


 Because of these orders we will receive over $2000.00 to be used for our 2018 Missions VBS.



Seminary Extension


The Seminary Extension Ministry has finished another very meaningful year of training for church leaders. The final course was "Introduction to Preaching" with 20 students participating. In each course, we had added new students and others have finished their eighth course for a certificate. We really enjoy the fellowship and atmosphere of learning new skills for ministry. Thank you for being our partner in missions at home.


 The 2018-2019 program will begin Monday night, August 20, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Starkville. This first course will be "Disciplines of the Christian Faith." For more information, contact Bill Duncan at 662-312-3792.




 Golden Triangle Baptist Association Spring Meeting Highlights

        This year’s spring meeting was a fantastic way to spend a Sunday night! 

More than 500 gathered together at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Columbus to worship on the evening of April 15. There were so many people in attendance that we ran out of registration cards. There was no business addressed, and God moved. The GTBA mass choir was 120 members strong. Dr. Charles Kelley of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary powerfully delivered God’s word.

 We are grateful to the Pleasant Hill church family for the wonderful way they hosted our GTBA family. And we are grateful to those who braved the cold spring night to participate in the evening and make it special. Thank you for your efforts and the spirit of fellowship you brought to the worship service!

Please make plans to join us for our Fall Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm, hosted by Meadowview, Starkville.

 Spring Meeting 2018

 25—Churches represented,

20— Pastors

Clay had 5 Churches with 4 Pastors

Lowndes had 12 Churches with 8 Pastors

Oktibbeha had 8 Churches with 8 Pastors

Attendance Total of 500+


2018 Associational Bible Drill  Report


 Clay:  First  Baptist Church, West Point


              Mrs. Thea Kay Tribble, facilitator


10 Children

12 Youth


                5 Churches Represented


FBC, West Point, Calvary, Starkville, Fairview, Columbus, Mt. Zion, Columbus, Morgan Chapel, Sturgis




Lowndes:  Pleasant Hill Bapt. Church, Columbus


       Mrs. Tommi Jo Hurt, facilitator


12 Children

9 Youth

4 Churches Represented


Border Springs, Caledonia, Fairview, Columbus, Mt. Zion, Columbus, Pleasant Hill, Columbus




Oktibbeha:  Calvary Baptist Church, Starkville


                  Mrs. Nancy Williams, facilitator

36 Children

10 Youth

3 Churches Represented


Calvary, Starkville, Morgan Chapel, Sturgis, FBC, Starkville


The GTBA had a total of 81 participants in State Drill!


Thank you to all who scored, kept time

and called for our drills this year!





You still have an opportunity to send a cup of hot  coffee in Jesus’ name to the Middle East. This is a way for Chaplain Scott Edwards to minister to 400+ soldiers of the Mississippi Army National Guard. THANK YOU to everyone who has bought Keurig K-cups or sent money for purchasing K-cups. We will continue this mission opportunity for the duration of their deployment which is expected to be more than a year. Monies will be used for updated needs and shipment expenses, so please continue to give.