Birmingham Metro Baptist Association
Birmingham Metro Baptist Association is the local association of Southern Baptist churches. It began as the Canaan Association of United Baptists formed by 10 churches at the Canaan Baptist Church in Bessemer in 1833. The association later changed its name to the Birmingham Baptist Association. In 1946 member churches in and around Bessemer left the Birmingham association to found the Bessemer Baptist Association. The two associations voted to reunite on Monday, October 26, 2020.
In 2021 the newly reunited association had 175 churches as members, by March 2023, that number had grown to 180.
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- Garrison, Greg (September 7, 2018) "Older than Alabama: Canaan Baptist marks 200 years The Birmingham News
- "Birmingham, Bessemer Baptist associations dissolve to become new joint association" (October 26, 2020) The Alabama Baptist