In November of 1999, four pastors met in Arlington, Texas to discuss their frustration over the moderate stance many Baptist associations had to taken in order to accommodate both Texas state conventions. Finally the question was asked: What do we want to see come out of this? The answer: A conservative association.
In January of 2000, seven pastors and a couple of laymen met at the Texas Land and Cattle Steak House (North Loop 12 & I-35E) and agreed to start the North Texas Baptist Association. The NTBA would partner with the Southern Baptist Convention and create a cooperative effort of churches to further the Gospel in our area through church planting and pastoral support.
In March of 2000, the NTBA was constituted and chartered, to the praise and glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The NTBA started with a part-time director, Ed Ethridge, and a budget of around $7,000.00.
The NTBA is a multi-cultural association. Of our churches, we are blessed to have a number of African American, Hispanic, Korean, Laotian, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, and Russian churches.
Currently, the NTBA supports many different mission and church planting efforts, as well as pro-life ministries in the North Texas area.
The NTBA has also played an active role in the SBTC/NAMB Disaster Relief ministries in Oklahoma, Louisiana, Vermont, Alabama, and Texas.