Piedmont-Okefenokee Baptist Association
Friday, August 17, 2018

About Us

As Associational Missionary, I personally want to welcome you to the website of the Piedmont-Okefenokee Baptist Association. This association is composed of 65 Southern Baptist churches that are located in six counties of Southeast Georgia. These counties are Bacon, Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Pierce, and Ware.
As an association of churches we are bound together by our love for Christ and a deep desire to see His Gospel of Good News spread to the ends of the earth. We have adopted the 2000 edition of The Baptist Faith and Message as a unifying statement of our common beliefs. We have been led though prayer and a seeking of God’s direction to develop both a vision and mission statement to further give us clarity of direction and purpose.   There are five basic teams, along with a number of sub-teams, that carry out the work of the association in this setting. They are as follows:  
Prayer Team
Mission Team
Evangelism Team
Discipleship/Ministry Team
Administrative Team  
We have three full-time staff who oversee the work of the association:
        Associational Missionary:  Don Patterson
        Missions Strategist:  Greg Benfield
       Ministry Assistant:  Sarah Rozier  
As a staff, we are deeply committed to the reality that “the churches of the association do not exist for the association but that the association exists for the churches.”  We are committed to doing whatever it takes biblically to keep in touch with the churches and to provide the tools they need to be effective in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ both in their environment at home and abroad.
The association has partnered with these areas:
Conemaugh Valley Baptist Association, Duncansville, PA.
Upper Ohio Valley Baptist Association, Wheeling, WV
Lake Shores Baptist, Bay St. Louis, MS
- involved in extensive work following hurricane Katrina      
Builders for Christ 
Piedmont-Okefenokee Chapter has done extensive work all over the U.S
Many of our people partner with them annually to do construction work where ever they are needed.
Cross Community Church, Akron, OH.
Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Cherry Grove, WV.  
Imbabura Province, Ecuador
Oaxaca, Mexico
I am praying you will be blessed and resourced by using this webpage,
Don Patterson