2014 Annual Session Highlights

New Orleans, LA - September 1-5, 2014


Message from the President
Dr. Julius R. Scruggs


Welcome, delegates and friends, to our 134th Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.  I am thankful to God for all His blessings during my five-year tenure as your President. I appreciate your confidence, prayers, and support.

Let’s pray mightily for our election this year. May God grant to us the president of His choice. I believe in this convention and believe that it has a bright future. May we love it and together work to ensure its bright future.

Let us remember, also, that there are some critical national elections occurring in November of this year. May we encourage people to go to the polls and vote. There are forces on the horizon seeking to suppress our vote. May their tactics inspire us to vote with even greater enthusiasm.

May God bless each of us with safe passage to New Orleans, Louisiana, for our annual gathering on September 1, 2014. I express my sincere thanks to the Reverend Dr. C. S. Gordon and his Host Committee for planning for what I believe will be a memorable and meaningful convention experience.

Let us also pray that God’s Holy Spirit will guide us to the end that we glorify His name and edify the people of God.

For the Cause of Christ,

Julius R. Scruggs, President, 
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.



2014 Annual Session Reports

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Congress Annual Session Report for 2014

This is the 2014 Annual Session report of the Congress of Christian Education.
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Foreign Mission Board Report Annual Session 2014

To our President, Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, Vice-President at Large, Dr. Jerry Young, General Secretary Dr. Calvin McKinney, Regional Vice-Presidents, Convention Officers and you, my brothers and sisters.
Our model for Missions is based on Partnership.  As we reflect upon another year of Missions, there are many signs of hope, many points of lights.   We have built The Rev. William B. Moore Community Center on the Suehn Mission in Liberia; taken short-term mission trips to South Africa and Swaziland; installed a new pastor at the Zion Baptist Church in Bluefields, Nicaragua, and the list goes on. Together we are forging great new partnerships...Click the link to the left to download the full report.
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Home Mission Board Annual Session Report - September 2014

Giving honor to almighty God, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to President Julius R. Scruggs, Vice President Jerry Young, General Secretary Calvin McKinney, other cabinet officers, Convention Ministry Officers, State Presidents and all other delegates to this 134th Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention , USA, Inc....Click the link to the left to download the full report.
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Housing & Economic Development Report 2014 Annual Session

To President Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, Vice President At Large Dr. Jerry Young, General Secretary Dr. Calvin McKinney and the official cabinet, we come before you on behalf of the National Baptist Housing and Economic Development Commission to report on the status and progress of the Commission as it continues to pursue its mission of providing affordable housing to seniors and to low and moderate income families.   The Housing and Economic Development Commission recognizes the challenges that our churches, our State and Local Associations and our Community Development Corporations face as we journey through these challenging economic times...Click the link to the left to download the full report.
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Laymen's Movement Report Annual Session 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Laymen Wives & Women Supporters Ministry held their annual planning meeting for the Annual Melinda J. Cade Wives & Women Supporters Spiritual Prayer Breakfast and other projects at the Doubletree 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 Doubletree Hotel. The agenda for the meeting was...Click the link to the left to download the full report.
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Ushers and Nurses Report Annual Session 2014

The Ushers and Nurses Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention began the 134th Annual Session in New Orleans, LA by attending the Pleasant Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday morning August 31, 2014.
Each of our sessions began with powerful and uplifting devotionals.  Sis. Lubertha Broomfield and the devotional team were always on time and very prayerful in getting our sessions off to a spiritual beginning...
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Young People's Department Report Annual Session 2014

National Young People’s Department Director, Dr. Marian J. Hockenhull, gave her 10th Annual Address during the afternoon session on Tuesday, September 2nd.  After Sis. Stacy Benn and the Worship Team led devotion, including a recitation of Psalm 27, Director Hockenhull recognized YPD Musician, Sis. Alice Boyd, for her 60 years of service as a musician (see story on p. 5) and the team of YPD Directors—regional, state, district, and local—and Staff, including...Click the link to the left to download the full report.





50 Years in Continuous Pastoral Ministry
2014 Honorees

2014 Honorees

The following pastors were honored for 50 years or more of service as a pastor at the Annual Session meeting in New Orleans, LA on September 4, 2014 during the President's Hour:

Reverend C. L. Bachus
Reverend James Donald Ballard
Reverend Rufus Bonds
Reverend Pheneus Bush
Reverend Clyde W. Fielder
Reverend Joe B. Fleming
Reverend Haymond Fortenberry
Reverend J. D. Haston
Reverend James Jennings, Sr.
Reverend Hezikiah B. Johnson, Jr.
Reverend Alfred Jones, Jr.
Reverend W. B. Mucker, Sr.
Reverend Ulysess Parks
Reverend Sammie Rash
Reverend Frederick D. Reese
Reverend Walter Vasser
Reverend William C. Webb
Reverend C. R. Williams
Reverend Johnny B. Woodhouse

To view previous years' honorees, visit:  50 Years As Pastor Honorees


Photograph Highlights

(coming soon!)

Venue Information


New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Website:  http://www.mccno.com/