Believers Baptist Fellowship was the first church in the Nashville area to affiliate solely with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. It was organized by individuals who dreamed of free and faithful Baptists coming together to build a church where God is honored, each believer is his or her own priest, the local congregation is autonomous, and where cooperation with other Christians and Christian groups is normal--all done in fellowship and love.
A group of individuals first began meeting in the fall of 1998 in Madison, TN and called Dr. Tim Rayborn to be their pastor. The Believers Baptist Fellowship moved to Hendersonville, TN in 1999 and was constituted a church in January 2000, with bylaws and carefully planned ways to work together in an orderly cooperation.
Dr. Rayborn retired as pastor of BBF in 2019, and the church called Rev. Amanda Willhite as pastor in January of 2020.