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CBA Fast Facts

The Cleveland Baptist Association (CBA) is a Regional Ministry of American Baptist Churches USA covering a portion of Northeast Ohio a. CBA seeks in its diversity to be a witness in the community of what can be accomplished when the gifts of many members of the Body of Christ are used for His purposes.


Organized: 1832 

(Celebrated Its 175th Anniversary in 2007)
Member Churches: 31

 2 in Summit County, 2 in Lorain County, 27 in Cuyahoga County

28 predominantly African-American; 4 predominantly Euro-American, Membership: Approximately 1500.   



Rev. Dr. TaNikka Sheppard, Regional Executive Minister:

Ms. Albertine E. Boclear Executive Administrative Assistant:
Organizational Structure:

Operates under a Constitution revised and adopted in 2010

Annual Meetings of Church Delegates and Representatives

Eighteen Member Board of Trustees

Five Member Executive Council composed of: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Regional Executive Minister

Pastors’ Advisory Council  (All Senior Pastors) Assist Executive Minister & Board upon request

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