About Us

About Beulah Baptist

Over 168 years ago ago, the Beulah Baptist Association came into existence. Churches from Lake, Obion and Weakley Counties joined together for fellowship, encouragement and doctrinal purity. As the number of churches grew in Weakley County all but six made a decision to form the Weakley Baptist Association. Beulah Baptist Association continues to thrive. We are now made up of 42 churches and four missions, including two Hispanic congregations. We are diverse in size and in style. Some of our churches are traditional, others less traditional and others contemporary. We minister to every segment of society. We reach out in missions locally, in our state, across the country and around the world.

We have a clear purpose!

The Churches of Beulah Baptist Association voluntarily link together to: 1) reach Obion, Lake, and Weakly Counties for Christ 2) engage in Missions locally, domestically, and internationally 3) support and strengthen families 4)train local leadership to be effective leaders in the church, the home, and community.

Our Attitude - Together We Can!

We have a committed people. Beulah is blessed to have many of our pastors who have served their church and the association for ten plus years. Our lay people are active in their churches and in our association. Every year we see more and more people involved in ministry and in missions.

We have a consecrated plan. The Great Commission of Matthew teaches us that as churches and as an association we are to make disciples of every nation. Acts 1:8 defines the plan by challenging us to reach our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the end of the world. Our churches accomplish this through local, domestic and international missions.

Beulah Baptist Association is ready to meet the challenges God brings to us. Our future remains bright. Our desire is that in all we do we will glorify God.

Marshall Key

As Bro Marshall Key was born and raised here in Northwest Tennessee, becoming the Associational Missions Strategist at Beulah Baptist Association in 2021 has been a homecoming of sorts. He received a BS in Music Ed and a Master’s of Music in Performance from Austin Peay State University as well as pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Education at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After serving many years as a band director, God called his family overseas as church planters with the International Mission Board to North Africa and Middle East. When they returned to the states, he served as worship and discipleship pastor at Mount Hermon Baptist Church in Danville, VA as well as a church planting trainer and coach with the North American Mission Board and the Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia. Bro Marshall has been married to his lovely wife, Jennifer, since 1995 and they have five children and one grandson.

Herman DeBoard

Dr. DeBoard has been married to his wife Linda for 46 years. He has four children and ten grandchildren. He has been the Family Ministry Counselor with the Beulah Baptist Association for the past twenty-one years. Dr. DeBoard has a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee Martin, attended Luther Rice Seminary and an MLitt and DPhil from Oxford. He is a member of the NACBT, AACC and the NAACC association. Herman is thankful to God for providing this opportunity to minister to people from varied backgrounds and the privilege of helping them in their times of need.

Sheila Cawley

Sheila grew up going to First Baptist Church, Fulton, Ky where she was an active GA all her early years. This early GA involvement gave her a love of missions. Later moving to Woodland Mills, she was involved at Woodland Mills First Baptist Church, even playing the piano for several years. Sheila is a widow, has 1 daughter and 1 granddaughter. Her ‘girls’ are her heart, being a second only to Jesus. Sheila is now an active member at Calvary Baptist in Union City, TN. She loves her Calvary family and says the teaching you can receive there is straight from God’s word and invites anyone searching to please visit. Sheila loves animals, reading, architecture, design and gardening. She loves working at Beulah Baptist Association and is most thankful for the opportunity to serve in kingdom work.