The Mission of GETBA is to:
ASSIST member churches and ministries in growing God’s Kingdom.
CONNECT member churches and ministries in accomplishing what each cannot do alone.
ENCOURAGE Kingdom relationships among member churches and ministries.
The Greater East Texas Baptist Association was formed in 2005, with Ronnie Starr as its original Director of Missions. In 2008, Jay McCasland became Director of Missions, and served in that capacity until his home-going in 2013.
In 2014, the Executive Board of the GETBA took several months to pray and seek God’s direction for the future of the GETBA.
The result of much prayer and discussion was that the Executive Board unanimously elected to continue without a paid Director of Missions, and instead, rely on the Executive Board and the Leadership Team (formerly known as Officers) to lead the GETBA.
This would allow the GETBA to put over 50% more of its budgeted funds directly into ministry and missions.
The association’s future has never looked brighter!
With member churches from Waskom to Hawkins (East to West), Harleton/Gilmer/Longview to Henderson/Carthage (North to South), as well as several cities in between, the Greater East Texas Baptist Association is truly poised to minister throughout the Greater East Texas area.
GETBA partners with mission work and missionaries, both locally and internationally, in conjunction with it’s purpose to Assist, Connect and Encourage.