The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) was organized in 1845 as like-minded churches joined forces to accomplish more together for Christ's Kingdom than what they could do by themselves. A distinctive of the denomination is that each church, association, and state convention or fellowship is autonomous, but agrees with basic beliefs (see the Baptist Faith and Message) and gives as led to the Cooperative Program which supports over 5,000 missionaries in North America and over 5,000 missionaries serving in countries.

According to its Bylaws and in practice, the State Convention of Baptists maintains a cooperative relationship with the Southern Baptist Convention in all its work and agencies.

Find out more by visiting the following SBC organizations' websites: