National Baptist Laymen

The National Baptist Laymen's Movement of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A., Inc. was organized at the Forty-third Session of the National Baptist Convention in Los Angeles, California, in 1923.
The August 30, 1924 issue of the National Baptist Voice stated the purpose of the Laymen 's Movement:

"And wherever the Laymen's Movement is organized, the spirit of it will be to see that the pastor is well paid; and to foster and encourage by words and our money the institutions of learning that have made space for Theological Departments, so as to have a better educated ministry, better Sunday School Superintendents, teachers, and B.Y.P.U. workers throughout our denomination."

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For more information, persons can contact:

Harold Simmons, President
816-898-6828 Cellular
913-334-5303 Office
Thad Jones, General Secretary
11403 E. 58th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64133-3470
816-358-7691 Home
816-590-5443 Cellular
913-328-4225 Day

Laymen Documents

Laymen Report Annual Session 2012

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2012 Annual Session Report.  Click icon on the left to download the document.

Laymen Report Annual Session 2013

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Monday, September 2, 2013-The Laymen Wives & Women Supporters Ministry held their annual planning meeting for the Annual Prayer Breakfast and other projects at the Hilton Center City Hotel at 5:00 p.m.

President Harold Simmons held his annual Pre-Convention meeting with the officers and ministry leaders at 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Center City Hotel... Click the link on the left to view the full report.

Laymen's 2014 MWB Report

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Laymen's Report for the 2014 MWB Meeting, Birmingham, AL.  Click icon on the left to download the document.

Laymen Annual Report, 2012-13

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The National Baptist Laymen's 2012-13 Report. Click icon on the left to download the document.  WARNING:  Large file (14 MB).