The Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) is a group of churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention located in the U.S. state of Florida. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, the convention is made up of 49 Baptist associations and around 2,900 churches as of 2010. The FBC is currently led by Dr. John Thomas "Tommy" Green III when he was named the Executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention as of May 31, 2015. The FBC was formed on November 20th, 1854 by a convention of seventeen delegates representing some 55 congregations meeting in Madison, Florida, in the home of R. J. Mays, who was elected president. At the time, there were three associations: Florida, West Florida and Alachua.