Missionary Baptists

Paradise Missionary Baptist Church, in Tampa, Florida

Missionary Baptists are a group of Baptists that grew out of the missionary / anti-missionary controversy that divided Baptists in the United States in the early part of the 19th century, with Missionary Baptists following the pro-missions movement position.[1] Those who opposed the innovations became known as anti-missions or Primitive Baptists[2] Since arising in the 19th century, the influence of Primitive Baptists waned as "Missionary Baptists became the mainstream".[1]

Missionary Baptist is also a term used by adherents of many African American Baptist churches and Landmark Baptist[3] churches belonging to the American Baptist Association, the Baptist Missionary Association and the Interstate and Foreign Landmark Missionary Baptist Association.[4]


  1. 1 2 Garrett, Jr., James Leo (2009). Baptist Theology: A Four-Century Study. Mercer University Press. p. 212. ISBN 978-0-88146-129-9. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  2. Byron Cecil Lambert, The rise of the anti-mission Baptists: sources and leaders, 1800–1840 (Arno Press, 1980)
  3. Parsons, George. "Landmark Baptists". Middletownbiblechurch. Middle Town Bible Church.
  4. Wardin, Albert (1995). Baptists Around the World. Broadman and Holman. ISBN 0805410767.

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