- 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)
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.
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