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138th Annual Session
Minneapolis, MN
September 3-7, 2018


Dr. Jerry Young, President

Dr. Harry Blake, Vice President at Large
Dr. Calvin McKinney, General Secretary


On this page you'll find general information and announcements concerning the next Annual Session as it becomes available for publication.
 

General Information & Announcements 

2018 Annual Session News


Celebrating the Home Going of Pastor, Dr. George W. Pryor

We mourn with and send our condolences to the Pryor family as well as The New Birth Baptist Church family during the passing of their beloved Founding Pastor, Dr. George W. Pryor.  Here’s the live-link to …Read More


Baptists Gather in Minnesota

http://www.startribune.com/national-baptist-convention-brings-15-000-black-church-leaders-to-minneapolis/492303761/  


President Young named 1 of Mississippi's Fabulous Five

Congratulations to President Young on being named as one of Mississippi's Fabulous Five in his home state. 


Home Going Services for Ms. Yvonne Pitts

Schedule of services for Ms. Yvonne Pitts Saturday, August 25, 2018 Family Hour: 12p - 1pm Viewing/Visitation: 1pm - 5pm Swanson's Funeral Home Northwest Chapel 14751 West McNichols Detroit, MI 48235 *Our …Read More


President Young's statement about the immigration policy/crisis

Click Here to see President Young's views on the current immigration policy/crisis. Dr. Jerry Young on Immigration from Cam Cox on Vimeo.


Passing of Sis. Norma Blake (LA)

Mrs. Norma Jernigan Blake, 80, the first lady of the historic Mt. Canaan Baptist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana passed on Saturday, April 21 after a brief illness.   The Reverend Harry Blake Family announces the …Read More

Congress Souvenir Ad Journal - Deadline Extended: Sunday, April 1, 2018

The deadline for inclusion in the 2018 National Congress Historical Souvenir Journal has been extended to April 1, 2018.  Questions can be directed to the Souvenir Journal Coordinator …Read More


President Young's Perspective on Gun Control

Access: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Common Sense Gun Control “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child:  but when I became a man, I put away childish …Read More


Home Going Service for Dr. B. T. Bishop - First Baptist Church, Kentucky

Funeral arrangements are set for the Rev. B.T. Bishop, a community icon who served more than five decades as pastor at First Baptist Church in Eliza­bethtown, Kentucky. First Baptist Church 107 Bishop …Read More


2018 Word Conference (5/29-31) - San Francisco, CA

The Shepherd's Tent Ministries 2018 Word Conference "Let the Bible Speak: The Sufficiency of Scripture" Hosted by Dr. Fred Campbell May 29 - 31, 2018 Online registration available at …Read More


Media RSVP for MWB Banquet featuring Sen. Cory Booker

Media and Press are invited to cover the Mid-Winter Board Meeting's President's Banquet featuring guest speaker - Senator Cory Booker, NJ.  Click Here to RSVP.


Home Going Service for Rev. Jerry Moore, Jr. - Washington, DC

The officers and members of the historic Nineteenth Street Baptist Church celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Jerry A. Moore, Jr. who has now completed his earthly race to receive his heavenly reward. Unabashed and confident …Read More


Purchase tickets for the President's Banquet - MWB 2018

The President's Banquet will take place on Wed., January 10 @ 6:00 p.m. at the Arthur Outlaw Convention Center in Mobile, AL.  Tickets can be purchased …Read More


Schedule-at-a-Glance for Mid-Winter Board Meeting 2018

The Schedule-at-a-Glance for the Mid-Winter Board Meeting, January 8 - 11, 2018 in Mobile, AL is now available for downloading.  The schedule offers an overview of events, locations and times for the MWB meeting.   


Homegoing Service for Rev. Roosevelt Brown, Cleveland, OH

It is with a profound sense of both sadness and thankfulness that we announce the passing of Pastor Emeritus Roosevelt Brown on Saturday, December 23, 2017.  Rev. Brown was a long time instructor of  …Read More


World Day of Prayer Brochure

The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Woman’s Auxiliary will celebrate The Baptist World Alliance, World Day of Prayer as directed by your State President. The Women’s Department of the Baptist World …Read More


Mid-Winter Board Meeting 2018 Housing Form

Click here to download the Housing Form for the 2018 Mid-Winter Board Meeting in Mobile, AL .


Homegoing services for Rev. Dr. Richard Gammage & First Lady Myra P. Gammage - Macon, GA

Rev. Dr. Richard Gammage was the Pastor of New Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia for over 37 years. He served as Pastor of the Grove …Read More


President Burke reminds Laymen about Disaster Relief

Hello Everyone, President Burke is asking the National Baptist Laymen to respond to a call from Dr. Young to raise $10,000.00 to assist in the Disaster Relief Effort. We need 100 men/women to give a donation of $100.00 each. …Read More


NBCWA 2017 Post Annual Session Letter

A letter to the Woman's Auxiliary from President Cynthia P. Smith. Click here to download the letter.


Flint, MI - Pastor -- Mt. Olive Baptist Church

The Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church was founded in 1907 and is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastors, called by God who will serve as the spiritual leader of the congregation. Mt. Olive enjoys a rich history and is …Read More


Traffic Alert for Cincinnati - Sunday, September 3rd

Over a quarter of a million people will make their way to the Cincinnati Riverfront again this year to enjoy several entertainment venues, including the City’s annual Riverfest celebration which will include the …Read More


NBC's Family Fun Fest - Mon., Sept. 4 in Cincinnati

Join the Home Mission Board as they host the annual "Family Fun Fest" on Monday, September 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 760 N. Fred Shuttlesworth Circle, Cincinnati,OH. Click Here to …Read More


137th Annual Session Information from Host Committee

Click Here to download the information from the Host Committee. 


Pres. Young leads discussion in Cincinnati (Aug. 9)

Dr. Young leading a meeting on the Ray Tseng Trial in Cincinnati at the Lincoln Heights Baptist Church August 9 with area pastors, community leaders, social activists, National NAACP, Black Lives Matter, and citizens.  


Transportation/Courtesy Car Information

Transportation/Courtesy Cars   Do you want to Drive? Do you need a Ride? Please call 513-579-1133 From CVG or Dayton Airports   Sponsored by the Local Entertainment Committee Cincinnati, Ohio  


President Young's statement about Hurricane Harvey

Statement on Hurricane Harvey  August 28, 2017 Our thoughts and prayers are offered to the citizens of Texas and Louisiana as they battle the raging flood waters and devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey. …Read More


Woman's Auxiliary - Schedule-at-a-Glance 2017

Click Here to download the schedule-at-a-glance.  


Dr. Derrick Jackson Injured in Car Accident

Pastor Derrick Jackson hospitalized after accident We have just learned that Pastor Derrick Jackson was involved in a serious vehicle accident yesterday in Kentucky. He is expected to recover but will be hospitalized for at …Read More


YPD's Schedule at a Glance - Annual Session 2017

Click Here to download the YPD's Schedule at a Glance


Schedule-at-a-Glance

Click here to download the Schedule-at-a-Glance for the 137th Annual Session in Cincinnati, OH. 


President Young's Statement on Charlottesville, VA

Dr. Jerry Young, President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Statement on Recent Events in Charlottesville, VA, the Alt-Right, and President Trump’s Remarks "For if the trumpet give an uncertain …Read More


National Urban League Statement on Violence in Charlottesville, VA

  NEW YORK (August 12, 2017) --  National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today issued the following statement on the violence in Charlottesville, VA:   "Horrifying …Read More


National Council of Churches statement against Charlottesville violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017 Contact: Steven D. Martin, 202-412-4323, steven.martin@nationalcouncilofchurches.us National Council of Churches USA Condemns "Unite …Read More


Most Baton Rouge churches — but not all — have made it back from 2016 flood

BY GEORGE MORRIS | GMORRIS@THEADVOCATE.COM  AUG 11, 2017 - 7:45 PM  (0) Sundays are when church doors are supposed to be open. For many area churches, that didn’t happen for a long time after the …Read More


Moderator's Auxiliary Announce their emphasis for the 137th Annual Session

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Thematic Exposition - Robert McCallum, MS "Envisioning the Future Exceptionally Through Our Witness" Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Thematic Exposition - Floyd James, …Read More

2018 Annual Session Basics

Registration

Registration (online and mail-in) for 2018 begins on January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2018.  You may register three ways for the Annual Session:  by mail, online or in person in the Registration Hall.  Note:  Online registration will close temporarily from August 20 to September 30, 2017. 

                                 

 

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2018 Minneapolis Local Host Committee

It is with great excitement that we await the arrival of the 138th Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. here in Minneapolis, MN. Click on the links below for more information as it becomes available about:

Souvenir Journal - Deadline is TBA
Musical | Courtesy Cars | Banquets | Host Committee

 

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Media Credentials

The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (NBC) welcomes the media. We want to make your job of covering our Annual Session as simple as possible. All journalists, video and photo, are required to register and receive media credentials. To obtain media credentials, please download the application and fax this form to 601-510-9689 or email it to mediarelations@nationalbaptist.com.

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Venue Information

Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 2nd Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-335-6025
Website: https://www.minneapolis.org/minneapolis-convention-center/

 


 


MInneapolis Visitors' Information

 

To learn more about what's happening in Minneapolis, visit  https://www.minneapolis.org/  There you'll learn about things to do, places go and current events.  You can even download free Minneapolis travel and tour guides to help you plan your free time at the Annual Session.