• Pastor Ron Rush, New Providence Baptist -- 2018 Spring Meeting of Churches
  • Pastor Jerry Cowan, Valley Baptist Church, Middletown
  • Pastor John Buhr, Association Moderator 2018
  • Pastor Jack Peters, First Baptist New Holland
  • Louise Fouse, Betty Scott, and Linda & Dave Myers, Emmanuel Baptist, Etown
  • Pastor Edgardo Paz, Iglesia de la Fuente, Harrisburg
  • Pastor Ed Fleming, Living Legacy Church, Hershey
  • Pastor Earl Taylor, Willow Street Baptist Church
  • Pastor Bob Conrad, Covenant Community Church, Harrisburg
  • Dr. Ben Scott, SCBA Director of Missions, presents at the Spring 2018 Meeting


SCBA is a group of autonomous (self-governing) congregations, cooperating together as Southern Baptist Churches here in South Central Pennsylvania. Our 28 churches and 38 pastors serve Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland and Schuykill counties.  On any given weekend you will find us meeting in traditional buildings, store fronts, and in a variety of locations. You will hear a variety of languages and experience every style of worship.

Our purpose is to help strengthen churches, assist in starting new churches and cooperate with others to grow the Kingdom of God.  

Our vision is to...

Equip churches to fulfill their God-given purpose,

Engage churches in starting healthy church plants,

Encourage churches through regular times of fellowship, and

Enable churches to cooperate in missions and ministry throughout the world.


If I can personally assist you in anyway please contact me.  Thanks for visiting!


Pastor Ben


The Rev. Ben Scott, Ph.D.

Director of Missions


  • Prayer Guide for Associational Week of Prayer & Missions
    Every year, SBC churches across the globe celebrate their local Association, often with a Festival of Praise to launch the national week of prayer and missions within the local fellowship of churches.
    South Central Baptist Association invites you and your church to a special Festival of Praise this Sunday afternoon.
    Simply print out the prayer guide using the duplex feature on any home or office computer. The guide can be printed beautifully in full color or black-and-white.
    Distribute it widely to those in your church family, and encourage them to pray, give, and go during this special time in our Association!
    See you this Sunday:
    Special Music
    Missionary Commissioning
    Fellowship Meal
  • Festival of Praise Set for May 20, 2018; 4:00pm in Middletown

    SCBA's annual Festival of Praise will be held this year at Valley Baptist Church, Middletown, on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 4:00pm. A fellowship meal will be provided immediately following the event.

    Churches are encouraged to register the special musical presentation or testimony they will bring to the Festival of Praise. A focused evangelism training presentation will be made during the Festival, and hopefully, at least one pastor will be commissioned for a cross-cultural summer missions project, sponsored by the Association.

    Don't miss it! Music, testimonies, church updates of God's work, and great food await you!

    Text SCBA through Facebook Messenger, call 717-367-9779, or email the Association through its website at SCBApa.org to register your church or ask questions.

    See you third Sunday afternoon in May in Middletown!

  • Projects Needed for SCBA's New Baptist Builders Chapter

    If your church needs a new roof, painting in classrooms, or other projects involving property maintenance, please submit that project in writing to SCBA as soon as possible. A group of contractors within our Association of churches is wanting to start our own "chapter" of Baptist Builders and begin taking on projects during the spring of 2018.

    Projects in the home of SCBA pastors and church planters are also eligible. So if your church parsonage or pastor's private residence is in need of roof repairs, new windows, or sidewalk concrete, you may submit those projects to SCBA as well.

    Churches, pastors, and planters usually just pay the cost of materials. SCBA also has an emergency fund for churches and pastors in the event of critical or timely repairs.

    Text us through Facebook Messenger, call us at 717-367-9779, or email us through the SCBApa.org website.

    God is blessing us with "integrity of heart...and skillfulness of hands" (Ps 78:72)!

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