Baptist Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Our Challenge

  • Our Challenge:
    We cannot and will not rest until there is a vital, evangelizing, discipling, reproducing church within driving distance of each of the 3 million people in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • We exist to strengthen those existing churches and empower them to more effectively share the gospel in their community.
  • In addition, we place a premium on strategically and prayerfully starting new churches in those areas not currently served by a Southern Baptist church.
  • Our association accepts responsibility for 9 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania from I-80 in the north to the West Virginia border in the south.
  • There are 3 million people living in our association (approximately 2 million unchurched) and only 60 churches
  • There is one SBC church for every 61,225 people in Southwestern Pennsylvania (this number is 1,452 in the state of Alabama)

Our Churches

Download our latest directory of churches, or find a church in the church finder.

Our Tools

The BASWP seeks to serve you by offering the use of a tent trailer, block party trailer, shower trailer and a portable baptistery for your use. Reservations for these items may be secured by contacting us at

Link to request form: Block Party Trailer Request Form 2017


The requesting party must provide a means of picking up and returning the item requested. 

NOTE: The party trailer requires a full size truck or full size van with a trailer hitch that is at least 20 inches off the ground.  Lower hitches and smaller vehicles will not work.

Shower trailer requires at 1 ton pickup truck and electric brake controls to move along with proper drivers license.

Partnering for the Gospel 2017 – October 14th, 2017

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Ethical Church

Ethical Church

Southern Baptists held their annual convention in Pittsburgh, PA during June 1983. That year the Baptist Association of Southwestern Pennsylvania had fifty-three churches, church plants and home churches. The 2017 directory for our association lists fifty-three...

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Free Concert and Meet and Greets

PITTSBURGH-REGION CONCERTS AND MEET & GREET Tuesday, May 23rd, 7pm, Edgewood Baptist Church - 430 Edgewood Rd., Beaver Falls, PA 15010-4918; CONCERT and “Meet our new Executive Director:  Barry Whitworth”. Wednesday, May 24th, 7pm, Pittsburgh Baptist Church - 3100...

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New Shower/Laundry Trailer Under Construction

New Shower/Laundry Trailer Under Construction

HARRISBURG - It’s an exciting time to serve with PA/SJ Southern Baptist Disaster Relief! The Baptist Association of Southwestern PA has provided funds to build a new shower/laundry trailer. BASWP will be the owners and administrators of this unit and have asked State...

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Secretary Retires After 48 Years with the BRN

Secretary Retires After 48 Years with the BRN

HARRISBURG - Karen Warren, at age 80, retired from her employment with the BRN on December 31, 2016. Karen served as secretary for the Baptist Association of Southwestern PA for the past 48 years where she most recently worked out of Living Faith Bible Church,...

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