Thank you for visiting our website.

I count it a tremendous privilege and honor to act as your Moderator for this time of transition in leadership.  Brother Derrell has done a wonderful job leading us as our Director of Missions, and we are sad to see him go!  However, we also rejoice with him and give God praise for continuing to use him for the sake of Christ as he follows the Lord’s direction for his life.  It is my hope to bring some needed leadership in the wake of his retirement, as we seek God’s next man to lead our association to greater heights of influence and impact for Jesus!  If I can be of assistance to you or your church please don’t hesitate to call or email me at:  nlbchris@live.com or you may reach me by phone at 886-8764.   God Bless you as follow Him! 


Chris Whitney, Pastor
NewLife Baptist, Vernon, TX  

Here you will find information concerning our association and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our association is a warm and loving one, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our association.

If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to direct you to a place of worship.

When you visit one of our churches, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age
  • A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship

Contact Us

Bi-Fork Baptist Association
4220 Augusta Street
P O Box 2125
Vernon, Texas 76385
Phone (940)552-2500
Fax 940-552-2501

Regular Schedule

  • Office Hours Monday through Friday
    – 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM


  • New Director of Missions

    We are so excited to announce our new Director of Missions Dr. Robert Wheat! Dr. Wheat is coming from Poetry, TX with his family. He will start in the area office on Monday, January 11, 2016. Please feel free to call or come by later this month to welcome Dr. Wheat to his new city and position. 

  • Encounter Spring Break

    Looking for something to do with your Youth Group during spring break? CHECK THIS OUT! Adam Mize is organizing a week-long camp just for youth in this area. 

  • November 2015 Newsletter

    The November 2015 Newsletter is now online. You can find the full newsletter in the Info Center. Enjoy! 

  • Senior Adult Day 2016 Church Volunteer Needed

    Senior Adult Day 2016 is in need of a church to volunteer to plan and execute this event! The church that volunteers will be expected to plan the meal, entertainment, etc. while working with the Bi-Fork office to promote this event. If we cannot find a church willing to head up this project we may not be able to have a Senior Adult Day in 2016. If your church is interested please contact the Bi-Fork office via email/phone, or pastor Chris Whitney, New Life Vernon. Thank you so much for your support of the Bi-Fork Association Events!

  • Red Springs Baptist Church's New Pastor

    We are pleased to welcome Pastor Cody Craig to Red Springs Baptist Church in Seymour, TX. He was ordained recently, and was called to a pastorship on September 16, 2015. He and his wife Kevyn live in Seymour and have birthdays in April and August. We are so happy to have you serve in our family!

  • Bi-Fork churches seeking pastors

    The following churches are currently seeking pastors: IB Jerusalem Graham; Calvario Vernon, New Hope BC Vernon, FBC South Bend, and Calvary BC Childress.