Annual Session


138th Annual Session
September 3-7, 2018 | Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Jerry Young, President

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


The Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. is the major business meeting of the boards, auxiliaries and member churches of the Convention, and it is held annually in September starting on Labor Day in various cities across the country. This meeting typically draws 20,000 or more delegates. Registering for this session results in the initiation or continuation of your membership with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.  Although attendance at the Annual Session is not mandatory, your annual registration fee is required to continue your membership with the NBC, USA, Inc.  Registration is offered year-round, however, you must be registered by December 31 of each year to maintain your membership status. 

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Register for 2018 from January 1 to December 31, 2018




Minneapolis Host Committee Information

Rev. Dr. Billy G. Russell, General Chairman
Rev. Dr. Clarence Hightower, General Co-Chairman
Rev. Runney D. Patterson, General Co-Chairman
Sis. Sylvia Amos, Executive Assistant
Sis. Hattie Webb, Public Relations
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Special Thanks to our Minneapolis Host Committe Sponsors



Future Sites for the Annual Session

2019 - New Orleans, LA