Longtime TAABA Leader Passes Away

The Toledo Area American Baptist Association has lost one of the great ones in our storied history. Frank Veres, age 91, of Holland, Ohio, died on October 23rd, 2018 after a lengthy decline from Alzheimer's. TAABA's loss is heaven's gain! He was born August 21st, 1927 in Niles, Ohio. He was married to Thelma Johanna (Hack) on June 7th, 1954 and was married for 55 years until her death on July 21st, 2009.

Frank and Thelma were members of the First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo. They were also very active in TAABA and began the tradition of our annual TAABA picnic. Frank and Thelma would cook chicken at home and bring it to picnic. Frank was also involved in the first rewrite of the TAABA constitution and by-laws. 

Our prayers go out to the Veres family. We thank God for the wonderful legacy of service the Veres' left for future generations!

TAABA Fall Rally November 18 at Church of the New Covenant


A very special afternoon is planned for November 18, 2018 at Church of the New Covenant (3864 Jackman Road, Toledo, OH 43612). We will gather at 4 PM for our fourth annual TAABA Variety Show. It will be a night of fun, laughter and joy! DOWNLOAD A FLYER FOR YOUR CHURCH HERE

We will follow our usual format with variety acts interspersed with our fun-loving pastors and leaders in skits and sketches.

We are asking each church to provide two or three "acts." Rev. Scott Weaver has graciously agreed to be our MC again this year, so you know it will be a lot of fun!

There will be a meal (either before or after the show) so please RSVP to (419) 476-8535 by November 12th.

It's never too early to start putting acts together. We would love to have every church participate in the Variety Show. Plan now to be a part!

TAABA Clergy Meeting February 26 at 4:15 PM

Our TAABA Clergy meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 4:15 PM. We will be gathering at a place to be announced. This is a time of fellowship and to share our joys and sorrows as a group! All of our ministers are invited to join together for a time of fellowship and planning for the upcoming TAABA events.

TAABA Board Meeting February 26 at 6 PM


TAABA board members please join us on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6 PM for our winter board meeting at Cass Road Baptist Church (1400 Cass Rd, Maumee, OH 43537). Our Moderator has many important agenda items to discuss.

The Board of Trustees consists of the Officers of TAABA, the Pastors of each church in TAABA and the Council Presidents from each church (such as American Baptist Women, American Baptist Men, American Baptist Youth) which includes the presidents or leaders of the organizations in each church.

If you have anything to report about your church and can't make it to the meeting, please contact our Moderator!

TAABA Annual Picnic June 9, 2019 at Cass Road Baptist


It's the TAABA Annual Picnic! Join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship on Sunday, June 9, 2018 at Cass Road Baptist Church (1400 Cass Rd, Maumee, OH 43537). The afternoon kicks off at 2 PM with the picnic lunch to begin at 2:30 PM.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixings will be provided by TAABA.  Each family is asked to bring desserts and/or side dishes to feed ten people and their own drinks. The food will be shared "potluck-style" and placed on a general table for all to share. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket and any outside games you’d like to play.  

Music, games and more are planned for the afternoon. Churches are asked to submit an estimated number of expected attendees to Mark Harris at 419-343-1565 but reservations are not required. Plan now to join us for this annual event! Fun in the SON for everyone! 

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!

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!