The Kentucky Missionary Baptist Association's Vision is:
To be contenders for the Faith by standing on the purity of the New Testament doctrine, while promoting the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
KMBA's Mission is:
To seek and utilize both Divine and human resources to help foster Christian Education and encourage Evangelism.
Our Objective is to:
Promote purity of the Doctrine; encourage Unity of the Faith and practice among Missionary Baptist Churches through fellowship; provide Christian Education; be Proactively Missional.
A Brief Summary of The Kentucky Missionary Baptist Association's Founding
On Friday, September 28th 2007, a meeting was scheduled to take place at Nehemiah Baptist Church on the corner of 34th and Kentucky in Louisville, Ky., Rev E. Booker host pastor. This meeting was led by several prominent Kentucky Baptist pastors, among them being; Pastors G.M. Smith, L.H. McIntyre, T.H. Peoples and M.L. Radford. There were many other well-known pastors, representing Churches from across the entire State of Kentucky, who were also in attendance.
Most of these pastors had become dissatisfied, disillusioned, and disappointed, in both the “Spiritual Direction” and the “Administrative Decisions” of their current State Association, the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky.
According to the letter (see next page) which invited pastors to this specific meeting, the meeting’s purpose would be “…an effort to foster Christian fellowship among Brethren of the same beliefs and persuasion…” So, two objectives, laid out in the letter, were given for the pastors to consider in their attempt to achieve the stated purpose. They were, one, “…to consider the possibility of saving the General Association…” or two, “…creating a state group of Missionary Baptist Churches…” As a result of this historic meeting, in due time the Kentucky Missionary Baptist Association was founded, with Pastor L.H. McIntyre becoming our first Moderator.
The KMBA was not founded to be an adversary to the General Association, nor is it to this day. Let us pray God’s blessing upon that Association. The Founders of the KMBA didn’t just feel out of sync with their Association, and therefore believe they should do nothing, but they also felt there was enough harvest to accommodate the labors of two State Associations. And, that they could exist in peace, working throughout Kentucky and the world, doing God’s will as His Holy Spirit would lead each entity. To God be the Glory!
KMBA Is organized into three (3) distinct regions across the commonwealth.
OUR STANCE ON PROMINENT ISSUES FACING THE CHURCH TODAY
- Leadership in the family and the Church? Matt. 10: 1-4, Gen. 2:18
- We believe that the Bible teaches men are God’s appointed leaders in both the Church and the family.
- The Biblical marriage relationship, as regarding the sexes? Mark 10: 6-8
- We believe that the Bible teaches the only proper marriage, as it relates to the sexes, is a marriage between one natural born man and one natural born woman.
- The Church Vs the Government? Acts 5:29
- When conflict arises between the Word of God and the government, we believe that Churches ought to obey God rather than man.
- The question on women preachers? Matt. 10: 1-7
- We believe, based upon the Word of God, that God only calls males into the preaching ministry.
- The question of homosexuality? Rom. 1: 26-28
- We believe that homosexuality is an abomination unto God. That we must stand against it, yet we are to love, and welcome into our Churches, the person.
- The Church and politics? 2 Sa 12: 7, Luke 3:19
- We believe that, as Christians, we should be involved in the political process, but even in that, to never forsake the principles of the Gospel. Churches should not become political entities.
- The benefit(s) of an Association? Eccl. 4: 9-12
- We believe that an Association of Churches has an innate potential of strengthening both the Pastors’ doctrinal positions and their bond of fellowship with each other. This helps ensure their stance to be of one accord. This in turn enhances our local Churches’ work of the Kingdom, for, as the Pastor goes so goes the Church.