This is our collection of minutes, if you have a year that isn't posted, please contact me, so that I can share it to the website. Also a portion of our history and arms of other associations.
|The origins of the Old Regular Baptist can be traced back both directly and indirectly to the original Philadelphia Baptist Association.
Philadelphia Association of Baptist organized September 27, 1707 Originally consisted of 5 Churches with origins in England Charleston Baptist Association organized in 1755 in South Carolinia from the Philadelphia Ketoctin Baptist Association organized August 19, 1766. Located in the north eastern part of Virginia Four churches that were originally in the Philadelphia Association but due to the long distance from Virginia wanted an association established there. (The Philadelphia Association) The accepted view of the time line of Baptist in Kentucky according to Spencer's History of Kentucky Baptists and Miniutes of the Burning Springs Association 1813-1825 is as follows:
THE ARMS GIVEN OFF FORMING ASSOCIATIONS
THROUGH WHICH THE NEW SALEM ASSOCIATION CAME
1. Philadelphia Association, organized 1707.
2. The Philadelphia Association organized the Katockon Association1766.
3. The Katockon Association organized the Holsten Association 1783.
4. The Holsten Association organized the South Elkhorn Association1784.
5. The South Elkhorn Association organized the South Kentucky Association 1787, which became the South District and North District in 1801.
6. The North District Association organized Burning Springs Association 1813.
7. The Burning Springs Association organized the New Salem Association 1825.
The Philadelphia Association, organized in 1707 is the mother of all Baptist Associations of the United States.
The New Salem Association is the mother of the following Associations:
Mates Creek Association, organized 1849. Union Association, organized 1859. Sandlick Association, organized 1876. Now Primitive baptist Kyova Association, organized 1924. No longer in existance Philadelphia Association, organized 1925. Northern New Salem Association, organized 1957. Three churches withdrew from the Mates Creek Association over the Doctrine of Election, those 3 churches met and organized the Sardis Association, August 5, 1893.
The Indian Bottom Association originated from a division in the Sandlick Association in the year 1896, the churches that later became Indian Bottom Association held annual union meetings until September 1907, the name was then changed from union meetings to Association.
From 1896 to 1907 they had no correspondence with any other Associations at this time (Dixon and Akers)
The Old Friendship Association was organized in 1917 from churches that left the Pineville District of Primitive Baptist.
Associations from the above which retain correspondence New Salem Union Sardis Indian Bottom Old Friendship Philadelphia Northern New Salem There have been splits in associations over the years because of differing views on various points of doctrine. That I did not go into The origins of the Baptists movement into Kentucky is an area that I am currently researching for a book. I have found original documents that contradict the accepted view of Old Regular Baptist origins. Since my findings have not yet been published I am not quite ready to release my research.
The New Salem Association gave an arm in 1859 consisting of the following churches: Thornton, Bethel, Elkhorn, Sulphur Spring, Pound Fork, Holly Creek, Union, Cloe, and Raccoon to meet at the Union Church the Friday before the second Saturday in November 1859. A presbytery to constitute the new association was chosen consisting of Jordan Ashley, B.E. Caudill, J. A. Caudill and Elders M.T. Lipps and L. Edwards. The new association took the name Union after the oldest church in the arm.
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