American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

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2015 Pastor and Laity Conference

April 16-18
Host Church: FBC Milton

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By Richard Rusbuldt

Who We Are





In 1703 the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania became a part of America's oldest American Baptist organization, the Philadelphia Baptist Association. In 1972 the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware (ABCOPAD) was formed as the successor of the Pennsylvania Baptist Convention. Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Associations were separate Regions. As of October 15, 2005, the Pittsburgh Baptist Association and ABCOPAD have merged in ministry together. 

  • Total operating receipts for 2007 Approx. $1,041,475
  • Mission receipts for 2007 Approx. $2,051,075
  • Endowment Fund Approx. (restricted and unrestricted) $ 2 million
  • Common Investment Fund (owned by related organizations & churches) Approx. $ 2.5
  • Total membership Approx 48,500
  • Number of churches 322
  • Number of Associations 21



Note: Philadelphia Baptist Association
is an independent Region not a part of ABCOPAD



  • The region is a mix of rural, suburban and urban communities.  The distribution of our churches is approximately 40% urban,47% suburban, 13% rural
  • Of our 322 churches 273 are Euro-American; 41 are African American; 3 are Hispanic and 5 are multi-racial
  • The region is organized into 6 areas with 21 associations





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Downloadable Documents & Links To Additional Information

ABCOPAD Regional Fact Sheet

Parchment Valley Agreement

ABCOPAD Documents
Regarding Human Sexuality