Welcome to our Website!
Welcome to the Bi-Stone Baptist Association that exists in Limestone and Freestone counties. We are a group of Southern Baptist Churches that work in voluntary cooperation to help reach our region with the message of God's love and forgiveness found by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We have four Ministry Teams that seek to assist our Member Churches. They include:
In addition, we have the pages below to help provide information including our Member Churches Contact Information and Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center.
As construction of this Website is completed, each team will have a page dedicated to their work. We will also have pages dedicated to resources found in both State Conventions.
Welcome to Dr. Lowell Warren as our new Associational Mission Strategist. He is now on the field and with his beloved wife, Peggy has already begun to have an impact on the churches of our Association.
His page is entitled "Associational Mission Strategist." Associational Mission Strategist to go to his page.
Events in Member Churches and Association
Saturday, November 21, BiStone Baptist Association will host a January Biblestudy Overview to help prepare our churches for their individual conferences. This Overview will be at First Baptist Church Mexia and will begin with a Coffee Fellowship at 9:30 AM. The Overview session will start at 10:00 AM and will run to Noon. Lunch will be "Dutch Treat" and we will have space reserved at the Farm House in Mexia.
Each church in attendance will receive a free copy of the Leader's Guide for this study. The Study for 2021 is over the epistles of John. You are invited to participate in this time of preparation. Dr. Mike Smith, President of Jacksonville College will be leading our study.
Dr. William Michael "Mike" Smith has been involved in church ministry and ministry to churches since God saved him and called him to preach through the ministry of Pastor Alvis Bell and First Baptist Church of Bellville, Texas. Since that time, he has been active in every area of Baptist life, from ministry to local churches to service at associational, state, and national levels. He is frequently asked to serve as guest preacher, Bible teacher, and conflict mediator.
Dr. Smith pastored churches for 17 years in Texas at Gatesville, Frost, Valley View, Edom, and Terrell. He has worked with the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention as a church planter in Illinois and has served as 2nd Vice Chairman of the International Mission Board for the SBC. From 1995 to 2008, Smith was Director of Missions of the Dogwood Trails Baptist Area in Jacksonville. Prior to that, he was Director of Missions at Double Mountain Baptist Area in Stamford, Texas for eight years. He served as Director of the Minister/Church Relations Department for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention for three years before becoming president of Jacksonville College in 2011.
Latham Springs Camp and Retreat Center is in part supported by our Association. See our page (click here) dedicated to our camp on the tab above. Also, due to the shortages created by Covid-19, they need help in preparing the camp for what we hope will be a wonderful 2021 camp season. See the link to specific supplies they need to be ready for next year. Maybe your church can help them with some of these needs.
Calvary Baptist Church will be hosting GriefShare for the next 13 weeks starting on September 10th. Each session is freestanding, so you can start at any time. Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Address: 519 S. McKinney St. Mexia, TX. 76667 Phone: 254-562-7673 Pastor: Shane Norcross