History of NAB
Started by an immigrant missionary, meeting spiritual and physical needs, adapting to a changing world, the NAB Conference of churches has a rich history that reveals God at work and a future rooted deeply in His truth, mercy, mission and power.
Consider these key events:
1843: New Country – New Life • Immigrant Konrad Fleischmann (pictured to the right) baptizes five new believers to start The German Church of the Lord that Meets on Poplar Street in Philadelphia, Penn.
1851: Four Churches Band Together • Believing they can accomplish more together, four German Baptist churches assemble for the first German Baptist Conference. See a list of our oldest active churches.