Vickie Rankins-Anderson Approved for Ordination


It was a wonderful afternoon for the Toledo Area American Baptist Association on November 5 as the Ordination Council met to review the ordination candidacy of Vickie Rankins-Anderson at Cass Road Baptist Church.

Vickie's ordination paper was reviewed and the Council shared with her as a part of the ordination process.

We are excited, blessed and happy to say that Vickie was unanimously approved and her ordination date will be set for early 2018!

Stay tuned for more!

TAABA Picnic Report 2017

Perfect weather, wonderful fellowship, great food and our Heavenly Father blessing us all! Over 150 from our Toledo Area American Baptist Church Association churches participated in this annual event. Thank you to our TAABA sister churches: Ashland, Cass Road, First Baptist, Good Shepherd, Haskins, New Covenant, Third Baptist and St. Paul.

Don't miss our next TAABA event and another opportunity to fellowship with our sister churches!

TAABA Picnic Report 2016

It was another wonderful day at the Toledo Area American Baptist Association (TAABA) Annual Picnic on June 12, 2016. Over 150 attended from our sister churches in TAABA. Our attendance continues to grow each year!

We welcomed members of Ashland, Cass Road, Good Shepherd, New Covenant, St. Paul, Third Baptist and Active Christians Today University of Toledo Campus Ministry.

Special thanks goes out to the committee and Rev. Timothy Clark for planning such a great event. Our Region Minister Jane Gibbons joined us as we celebrated together.

Big cheers go out to Good Shepherd Church who won the attendance record at our gathering. Rev. Jose Abodij does a wonderful work with his people getting them fired up for our picnic each year. God was good and gave us an afternoon of sun and hearts filled with joy!

Don't miss our next TAABA event and another opportunity to fellowship with our sister churches!

Cass Road Baptist Church Pancake Breakfast

Cass Road Baptist Church features a Pancake Breakfast the first Saturday of each month (check calendar for the latest updates). Join us for a bounty of pancakes from 8 AM to 11 AM with all funds raised benefitting the ministries of Cass Road. Enjoy a great breakfast, fine fellowship and help continue the wonderful work of God through Cass Road. The breakfast is not held during the summer months but resumes each September. See you there!

TAABA at the Mud Hens 2016

The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time as the Toledo Area American Baptist Association gathered on July 20, 2016 to watch the Toledo Mud Hens win and enjoyed a great time and great fellowship. God is good!

TAABA Clergy Meet with Retiring ABC Ohio Executive Minister

We had a very informative and pleasant meeting of our TAABA ministers on August 13, 2015 at Scrambler Marie's on Secor in Toledo. We were blessed to welcome retiring ABC Ohio Executive Minister Dr. Larry Swain to our regular lunch meeting. Dr. Swain spent some time going over some of the transition plans in place for ABC Ohio and also asked for our input for a clergy focus group discussion. We were also blessed to welcome Region Minister Rev. Jane Gibbons. It is always a joy to have her attend and share her insights with us! TAABA is blessed to have a wonderful group of ministers and leaders who truly love each other and are blessed to serve Northwest Ohio!

TAABA Picnic Report 2015

We had a glorious time at the Toledo Area American Baptist Association Annual Picnic on June 14, 2015. It was one of the biggest turnouts we have had in years!!!

Special thanks goes out to the committee for planning such a great event. Our Region Minister Jane Gibbons joined us for the event along with over one hundred from our TAABA churches.

God was good and gave us an afternoon of sun and hearts filled with joy!

Don't miss our next TAABA event and another opportunity to fellowship with our sister churches!

Third Baptist Church Installs Rev. Dr. K. David Johnson

Third Baptist Church (402 Pinewood Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604) is excited and pleased to announce the installation of Senior Pastor Dr. K. David Johnson, on Sunday, August 3, 2014. An Installation Banquet was held the night before to welcome Rev. Johnson. On Sunday, the guest speaker was Reverend James Willis, Moderator of American Baptist Churches and Pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church. Pastor Geoffrey Van Guns was the featured speaker at two installation services. Many clergy representatives of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio were in attendance for this celebration of God's Hand in the life of Third Baptist. Let us lift up Third Baptist as they move forward with Rev. Johnson! 

TAABA Picnic Report 2014

We had a glorious time at the Toledo Area American Baptist Association Annual Picnic on June 8, 2014.

Side Cut Park was alive with excitement as we gathered with our sister churches from around the metro area for the afternoon. The day featured fun, fellowship and of course, FOOD!

Special thanks goes out to the committee for planning such a great event. It was raining early but it stopped long enough for us to enjoy. Seven churches participated with almost one hundred in attendance.

Don't miss our next TAABA event and another opportunity to fellowship with our sister churches!