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Attention All Chaplains!

Mail Your Annual Endorsement Fees to:

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Ecclesiatical Endorsements
c/o Jeanette Tatman
1700 Baptist World Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37207


Ecclesiastical Endorser and Chaplain Institute 



The Professional Development
Institute for Chaplains

Congress of Christian Education
2020 Annual Session

Kansas City, MO

June 22 - 26, 2020

All attendees for the Chaplains Professional Development Institute are required to pay a $100.00 registration fee.
Checks or money orders should be made payable to The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.  Enter “Annual Endorsement Fee,” “CPDI Registration” or both in the notes section of the check or money order, as applicable. Please ensure that your name and contact information are printed and legible. The finance office will send a receipt that acknowledges your payment(s). Keep your receipt, and bring it with you to the Chaplains Professional Development Institute. 

Download the Professional Development Registration Form (Coming in 2020!)

Please submit Fees to:
National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.

Ecclesiastical Endorser
c/o Ms. Jeanette Tatman
Finance Office
1700 Baptist World Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
On-site payments should be provided to me for delivery and processing by the Finance Office (Ms. Tatman).


Who are Chaplains?

A chaplain is an ordained clergy member who provides religious services and support to people who are hospitalized, incarcerated, or unable to attend religious services because they are on military duty.  Chaplains minister in a variety of settings, including the military, parishes, hospitals, prisons, universities, and schools. Military chaplains may be assigned to ships or military bases, and they may even be deployed in war zones. Hospital chaplains serve patients and staff members, and they may also provide in-home religious services for patients who are recovering from illnesses or receiving hospice care. A chaplain's most important job is to provide religious services, spiritual guidance, and counseling to those in need. A chaplain may also give sermons to encourage spirituality and provide comfort.

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Office of Ecclesiastical Endorsement

The Office of the Ecclesiastical Endorser for the NBC,USA, Inc., has been in continuous operation for over fifty-five (55) years with the express purpose of endorsing and providing spiritual support to the clergy, of this Convention, who minister to the hundreds of thousands of persons in the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Veterans Affairs through their respective Chaplaincy Programs.  

Chaplaincy Endorsement Qualifications & Procedures (rev. 8/2017)

Endorsement qualifications are available for review and printing by clicking on the link below.  The Chaplains Professional Development Institute is offered each year during the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education Annual Session to assist with the continuing education requirements. For more information about the Congress, click here.

Contact Dr. William Wyne, Interim Director of Chaplains

Please direct any questions you have about ecclesiastical endorsement or the Chaplain Institute to:

Dr. William Wyne