"Churches on Mission Together for Christ"
We exist to help our family of churches fulfill the great commission.
Join together with like-minded Christians in spreading the gospel around the world.
Coffee Baptist Association consists of 48 Southern Baptist congregations. Each church is autonomous in government under the lordship of Christ, associated in a fellowship working together to serve mutual needs, to minister in Christ’s name, and to reach people for the Lord. About half of the county’s population are connected to CCBA churches.
The Coffee County Baptist Association was formed in 1908 when the Pea River Association (1877) and the Haw Ridge Association (1889) merged. Actually, both associations already had changed their names and were known as Coffee Baptist Association, Coffee County Association, or Coffee County Baptist Association.
Coffee County Baptist Association exists to help our family of churches fulfill the Great Commission.
The association sponsors work in just about any area of church life one can imagine. Committees and chairpersons are chosen from the various churches to provide leadership training, support, fellowship, and opportunities for Christian growth, ministry, and missions.
We want you to be a part of the blessings of God in the life of our association. We'll bring you updates often on just what's happening at Coffee County Baptist Association and share the stories of how Christ is making a difference in people's lives.
The association promotes unity and cooperation among the churches. It pulls together many voices to make one strong voice in matters of public concern.
Developing and implementing a missions strategy is one of the primary reasons churches voluntarily come together to form an association. Coffee Baptist Association's Missions Development Committee has worked hard to be able to see needs in the county and to challenge the association to meet these needs.
We are a body of believers committed to worshiping and serving Jesus Christ. As a Southern Baptist Association, we join with like-minded Christians in spreading the gospel around the world.
Our slogan is more than just a catchy phrase. We hope that it gives you insight into just who we are.
Christ reached out to people of all ages and backgrounds and at Coffee County Baptist Association we desire to do the same. That's why you'll discover here ministries geared to various life stages and needs. That's why we have a place for everyone to study the Scriptures, fellowship together, and minister to others through numerous service opportunities.
Dr. John Granger is known to many people in the area. He has been the leader of Coffee Baptist Association since 2000. He leads in developing missions strategies and pastoral care for churches and leaders. He relates to 48 churches and about 17,000 members.
Dr. John and his wife, Kathy, have three children and eight grandchildren.
He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam era.
He became a Christian in 1966 and felt called to preach at the same time.
He attended BBI, the University of Mobile, Southwestern Seminary, and New Orleans Baptist Seminary, from which he earned a Th. D.
Dr. Granger taught New Testament, Theology, and Greek for the University of Mobile, Samford University Extension, Florida Baptist College, and New Orleans Seminary.
He has been Pastor of 5 churches and helped several churches in distress. He founded and leads the Enterprise Military Support Group.
Michele is from Albany Ga. She is married to Andrew Smith. They have 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. Michele
graduated from Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., with an Associates of
Arts Degree, majoring in Accounting. She has attended Hillcrest Baptist Church since 1998
where she has served in many different areas of ministry. She has been the
Financial Secretary for the Coffee Baptist Association since May 2017.
Emily is a 2006 graduate of Kinston High School. After graduation she attended LBWCC for Medical Office Administration. Emily and her husband, Brad, were married in 2007. They have 2 sons, Elijah and Jonah.
She attends Church on Boll Weevil Circle. She has worked with Coffee Baptist Association as Ministry Assistant since May 2018.
Brad is from the big city of Kinston, AL. Brad and his wife, Emily, were married in 2007. They have two sons, Elijah and Jonah. He attended Enterprise-Ozark Community College in Enterprise, AL. Brad started in ministry as a counselor for the Royal Ambassador summer camp at Shocco Springs. From 2007 - 2009 he served as the Assistant Manager for the Vineyard Christian Retreat Center and returned to The Vineyard as Assistant Manager in 2019. In 2018, Brad surrendered to preach and in 2019 was licensed by the Church on Boll Weevil Circle where he serves as an Associate Pastor. Brad is passionate about ministering to both the spiritual and physical needs of all people and is always eager to help when needed.
John, a native of Piedmont is a missionary with the North America Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. His assignment with NAMB is to work with Hispanics in seven counties in the South East corner of Alabama (Southeast Alabama Baptist Hispanic Ministry Coalition). His missionary work includes networking with established Spanish speaking churches and discipling, training, and planting other churches for Hispanics. He and his wife, Dana, live in Dothan, AL. They have two grown sons, Daniel (Liz) and Luke (Karis). Dana teaches math at Wallace Community College in Dothan. John and Dana both graduated from Auburn University in 1987. While at Auburn, Dana studied secondary math education and John studied the science of building construction. After college, John served as associate pastor at Summerville Baptist Church in Phenix City, AL. John finished his Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological in 1995. Before coming back to Alabama to work with NAMB, the Gunters were IMB missionaries in the Dominican Republic for 8 years where they planted churches among Dominicans in the capital city of Santo Domingo. John regularly lead volunteer teams back to the Dominican Republic to assist in church planting and medical missions. John also serves as a chaplain with Marketplace ministries.
I recently reached the 20 year milestone as Director for Coffee County Baptist Association. The people of the churches helped me celebrate that anniversary by writing notes and cards that were put in a scrapbook. They also presented me with a nice plaque and a check. We could not do a big gathering because of the pandemic.
I want to thank everyone who had a part in doing anything at all for me at this time. I truly am grateful for the fact that many people feel that I have been able to help them, their church, the community, or the association. As they say, it’s nice to be appreciated.
In particular let me thank the Personnel Committee composed of Donnie Marler, Kay Roper, Sylvia Hughes, Jerry Jones, and Sam Self, Chair. Thanks also to our Moderator, Bryan Simoneaux. It was a very thoughtful gesture.
Coffee Baptist Association and Coffee County have been very good to me. I recognize how blessed I am to have such wonderful friends, great coworkers, and meaningful work.
Thanks again, for all the kind words and notes of love and appreciation. Thank you for the thoughtful and meaningful gifts.