​​​High Point Educational and Missionary Baptist Association, Inc.

About Us


Today, the Association is known as The High Point Educational and Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. to focus on the missionary efforts our association has undertaken with giving to the less fortunate in our country and abroad, along with the efforts made by our leaders to offer a variety of educational opportunities for association members to grow spiritually and mentally. During the Association's One Day Sessions, Annual Scholarship Revival and annual summer Convention, the ministry and mission of the HPEMBA is introduced and taught to all who attend.  The HPEMBA provides support for its member churches and congregants in a number of ways including pastoral support and fellowship, ordination classes for those who have been called to preach (per pastor recommendation only), and opportunities for those in leadership to gain a wealth of knowledge needed for ministry.  The HPEMBA is also a great resource for youth.  Classes are offered during all sessions to enhance our youth to become TODAY'S spiritual leaders in their churches and communities. High school seniors also have the opportunity to apply for and receive a scholarship  To date, there are over thirty churches registered with HPEMBA.  

 CHRONOLOGY OF PRESIDENTS/MODERATORS

Rev. F. Parham                            1889-1890
Rev. F. W. Long                            1894-1910
​Rev. Spencer Thomas                1910-1913
Rev. J. E. Boykins                         1913-1924
Rev. J.B. Ellis                                 1924-1949
Rev. W. L. Wilson                         1949-1989
Rev. Dr. W. E. Brannon               1989-1993
Rev. Dr. James R. Rudd               1993-1997
Rev. Dr. James A. Webster         1997-2001
Rev. Dr. J.T. Walker                      2001-2005
Rev. Dr. John Jackson                  2005-2009
Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Cornelius      2009-2013
Rev. Ronnie McLaughlin             2013-2017

Rev. Alex Turner                          2017-Present