History of the Association
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Seven churches met at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, October 28th through Sunday October 30th in 1899 and formed what they called the "Jonesboro Association of Missionary Baptist Churches" seperating themselves from the Mt. Zion Association over a "misunderstood issue". From this small beginning the association had doubled its size to 15 churches at 1294 individual members. Over the next twenty years different congregations would come and go.

Taken from "The History of the Jonesboro Association of Missionary Baptist Churches 1898-2003" by Brother Richard Hartness, historian for the Jonesboro Associations during the 1990's, worked very hard to research the history of the association, the committee to publish the history, and the church clerks.