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Baptist Ministry Assistants of Kentucky



Baptist Ministry Assistants of Kentucky provides community, resources, and professional development opportunities that meet the specific needs of those serving Baptist churches, agencies, and institutions in Kentucky.


Membership in BMAK is open to secretaries and ministry assistants (and other interested office workers) in churches, institutions, agencies, and organizations owned by or affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention or in Southern Baptist-related agencies in Kentucky. Other interested persons may join as associate members, but they shall be ineligible to vote or hold office.

Click here to apply and pay membership dues online.
(Click here for a printable membership form to submit by mail.)

Would you like to get to know others who serve in Kentucky Baptist churches in your area? Contact your regional representative! She would love to get to know you.

Email addresses are listed below:

East Region:

South Region:

South Central Region:

Central Region:

West Region:

North Central:

National Association of Ministry Assistants (NAMA) - formerly the National Association of Southern Baptist Secretaries (NASBS)

The National Association of Ministry Assistants educates and encourages ministry assistants/secretaries in spiritual growth and professional excellence. NAMA offers a national conference every other year. The next conference will be held in 2019.  For more information about this organization, click here.

Clara McCartt Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was formed in honor of Clara McCartt, who was instrumental in forming Kentucky Baptist Secretaries Association (the predecessor to Baptist Ministry Assistants of Kentucky). It provides financial assistance to the children of BMAK members attending Kentucky Baptist colleges. Scholarship distributions were awarded from the fund for the first time during the 2004-05 school year.

Contributions to the fund can be made directly through BMAK, and may be designated in honor or memory of a loved one. Consider contributing to the Clara McCartt Scholarship fund to further the education of Kentucky Baptist students.