In recognition of their 125th year as a Baptist Association, Riverside Baptist Association based in Livingston, Tennessee has published the first history of the association. The work covers the period from 1888 to 2012, gleaning information from 76 minutes books that could be found. In addition, minutes from the Stockton’s Valley United Baptist Association and Freedom Baptist Association were consulted and utilized. The book is completely indexed and includes brief histories of each of the churches currently affiliated with the Riverside Association.
Now in its second printing, History of Riverside Baptist Association: Celebrating 125 Years 1888-2012 was written by Willie R. Beaty of First Baptist Church of Jamestown who was serving as moderator of the association at the time. Beaty was ably assisted by a specially appointed history committee who compiled historical summaries from the 28 churches in the association. A review of the book was printed in Tennessee Baptist History Journal, Volume 16, Fall 2014, No. 1, pp.93-94.