SIX PRINCIPLE BAPTIST TODAY
INDIANA ASSOCIATION OF SIX PRINCIPLE BAPTISTS
In 1954, the Rhode Island Conference lifted their ban on communing with other Christians, preparing the way for their assimilation into the broader Baptist community. One of the last historical churches to survive is the Stony Lane Six Principle Baptist Church in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. According to their pastor, "We keep the name only for historical purposes and to our knowledge we are the last church to use it in our official name. We don't include it in our stationary etc., nor do we hold to the specific teaching of highlighting Hebrews 6:1-2 over other parts of Scripture." According to Albert Wardin there is also "...one church, located in Pennsylvania, which still carries Six Principle in its name, but its current pastor does not observe all the six principles." This, the Pine Grove Church of Nicholson, Pennsylvania, and the Stony Lane Church, were the last two churches to be considered historically Six-Principle Baptist.
A recent movement (circa 2001) has begun to revive this historic denomination. The current ministers in the new Six Principle Baptist Church are transfers from other Baptist groups, the independent Christian church/churches of Christ, and the Methodist church. An association has been formed in Alabama, completely outside the traditional territory of the Six-Principle Baptists. This group has become the General Association Headquarters, with Director Reverend Kenneth C. Allen, Sr. having oversight.
In 2004 the New Beginnings Baptist Church was formed as an online, global ministry in the Six Principle Baptist tradition.
Reverend Dr. Kenneth C. Allen, Sr.
Reverend Dr. Ray L. Parker, Jr.
COUNCIL OF ELDERS
Reverend Dr. George C. Patrick
Reverend Richard Kammerer
Reverend Dr. Bruce D. Campbell