From the Desk of Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr.


Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr., President, Congress of Christian Education

Message from Congress President Waddles 


August 18, 2015

Greetings Congress Officers, Faculty and Board Members:

The 135th Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., under the capable leadership of Dr. Jerry Young, will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, September 7-11, 2015. It is our prayer that all of you will be able to attend the session in  Memphis.

The Congress Board meeting will be held at the Sheraton, in the Nashville Room, on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 3:00 p.m. The Sheraton is located at 250 North Main Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103. Please make every effort to attend this very important meeting.  

We are also asking that you remain prayerful for our Convention officers and members as we move forward "Envisioning the Future Exceptionally."

See you in Memphis!

Yours for Kingdom Building, 

George W. Waddles, Sr.
President, NBCCE

July 13, 2015

Grace and Joy to You from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
Thank you for coming to the 110th Annual Session of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education in Detroit, MI! We thank and praise God for blessing our time together and for each pastor, youth leader, usher, nurse, and church member that joined us and helped to make our Annual Session such a great success. Our spirits were lifted as we joined together in worship celebrations and exalted God throughout the week. 
We are especially grateful to Dr. Elliott Cuff and his staff, for crafting classes that challenged us in our various areas of ministry and to each instructor that gave of their time and resources to invest in this great work. 
We also thank God for Dr. Tellis Chapman, Dr. Henry Fuller and the entire host committee, who gave our delegation five-star treatment throughout the week. National Baptists had a great presence in the city of Detroit, and the great churches and leadership of that city have left a lasting impression on our delegation.  
As we follow the leadership of our Convention President, Dr. Jerry Young, we are challenged to higher heights for the cause of Christ. Our theme this year is: Envisioning the Future Exceptionally-Making Disciples for Jesus Christ. We encourage each church and each individual to grow the body of Christ by submitting to the Master's mandate of Making Disciples for Jesus Christ. May the Spirit of God strengthen and empower you to do this mighty work. 
And may God bless each of you until we meet again. 
In the Bonds of the Spirit,

Dr. George W. Waddles, Sr.
Congress President 

1460 W. 78th Street – Chicago, IL  60620
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Highlights of the 110th Annual Session - Detroit, MI - June 22-26, 2015

June 21
Opening Worship Program
Cobo Center – Grand Riverview Ballroom B – 7:00 pm
Dr. James C. Perkins, President of the Progressive Baptist Convention
Pastor of the Greater Christ Baptist Church, Detroit, MI

June 22
Welcome Fireworks hosted by the City of Detroit
1 Hart Plaza – 9:00 PM

June 23
Dean’s Address
Cobo Center – Hall B/C – 2:00 pm
Faculty Banquet
Cobo Center – Grand Riverview Ballroom B – 5:00 pm
Opening Musical/Welcome Program – Host Churches
Cobo Center – Hall B/C – 7:00 pm
June 24
A. Louis Patterson, Jr. Legendary Preacher Award
2015 Recipients:  Dr. L. K. Curry and Dr. Clay Evans
Cobo Center – Hall B/C – 2:00 pm
President’s Education Banquet
Cobo Center – Grand Riverview Ballroom B – 6:00 pm
June 25
President’s Address
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 2:00 pm
iROCK Young Adult Explosion
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 7:00 pm
June 26
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 2:00 pm
Children’s Rally
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 5:00 pm
Youth Rally
Cobo Center, Hall B/C – 7:00 pm

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