Marion Baptist Association

Community Impact

1520 NE 14th St, Ocala, FL 34470

(352) 622-6245
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 Serving Our Community for 139 Years

Marion baptist Association member churches demonstrate their love for God and people through the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The word "gospel" simply means "good news". The good news is that God came to earth in the form of a human person, named Jesus Christ. Jesus lived among us, was tempted by Satan, crucified on on the cross and arose from the dead after three days in the tomb. He ascended into Heaven and will return to earth. By dying on the cross, he paid for our sin so that we can receive forgiveness and be redeemed by God. To find out more about how to receive salvation through Jesus Christ, click the button below to contact a church near you.

Marion Baptist Association has had a positive impact on the community in a variety of ways. The churches in the association have provided spiritual guidance and support to people in the community. They have also provided a safe and welcoming environment for people to come together and share their faith. Additionally, churches in the association have been involved in a variety of community outreach programs, such as providing food and clothing to those in need, offering counseling services, and organizing community events.  Finally, the churches have been involved in educational initiatives, such as providing tutoring and mentoring services to local students.

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If you are a part of an MBA member church or if you want to share how a church has impacted your life, please share your story with us. 

New Christian School in East Marion County

Ocklawaha Bridge Baptist Church in Silver Springs opened a new middle school in 2021 and is expanding in 2022-2023. David Moore, a writer for Florida Baptist Witness recently published an article about the school and it's impact on the community. 

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Storage Shed Needed in Belleview

Sonshine Ministries Church in Belleview is providing food for approximately 200 people each week. They are in need of a storage shed. Contact Pastor Sandy Kemp for more information - 352-208-3516.

First Baptist Church Fort McCoy


The weekend of May 12-14th, First Baptist Fort McCoy held our annual yard sale to raise funds for Operation Christmas Child. We received donations and invited the community to come. It was a wonderful weekend. We had many volunteers that helped, several of which had formerly attended other churches and have started attending here. I am thankful that God has brought them here. We prayed together before opening each day and asked that God would use us to minister to our community and He did. We had the opportunity to invite many to church, meet needs, and offer hope through prayer for those facing difficult circumstance. God blessed. As a result, some came to church the following Sunday and we raised more funds than we ever have for Operation Christmas Child. Our mission at First Baptist Church is to "Know God, Serve God, and Share God's Love in all we do," and this weekend God blessed, and we were able to do that. 
In Christ, 
Pastor Jeff May
FBC Fort McCoy
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Community Impact 

Local churches provide essential services to our North Central Florida communities. Here are just a few examples:

  • Food and clothing distribution
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Grief share
  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • Recovery care
  • Community partnerships
  • Leadership development
  • Mental wellness
  • Schools and pre-schools
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