American Baptist Association
- Not to be confused with American Baptist Churches USA.
The American Baptist Association (ABA) is a Baptist denomination, located predominantly in the American South. The ABA is headquartered in Texarkana, Texas, which also houses its publishing house (Bogard Press). The ABA operates the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The ABA was founded in 1924 from a merger of two Baptist groups, and was influenced early by Ben M. Bogard, a proponent of Baptist successionism. Otherwise, the ABA generally holds to traditional, conservative Baptist doctrine.
The Baptist Missionary Association of America split from the ABA in 1950 over matters of church representation.