General Information & Announcements


137th Annual Session
Duke Energy Center
Cincinnati, OH
September 4-8, 2017

Dr. Jerry Young, President

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

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

General Information & Announcements 

2017 Annual Session News

Souvenir Journal Ads Deadline for Cincinnati Annual Session is July 1st - Don't miss it!

Dear Pastors, Members, Supporters, & Friends of National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.: It is with great excitement that we await the arrival of the 137th Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, USA, …Read More

Hotel Reservation Forms are available for the 137th Annual Session in Cincinnati

Hotel reservation forms are now available for the 137th Annual Session to be held in Cincinnati, OH, September 4-8, 2017.  Reservation deadline is July 28, 2017.  Click here for more information.

50 Years Continuous Pastoral Service Award Nominations Due August 7, 2017

At each Annual Session, the President honors pastors who have served in continuous pastoral ministry for 50 years or more.To get the nomination form and review previous awardees, click here.

Criminal Justice Commission Annual Luncheon

Join the Criminal Justice Commission for their 3rd Annual Luncheon, sponsored this year by Prison Fellowship. This event happens on Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 10:00 am.  For ticket information call: (901) 651-2488.

2017 Annual Session Basics


Registration (online and mail-in) for 2017 begins on January 1, 2017 and ends on December 31, 2017.  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 19, 2016.



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2017 Cincinnati Local Host Committee

It is with great excitement that we await the arrival of the 137th Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. here in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 4-8, 2017 at the Duke Energy Center. It has been 9 years since this distinguished organization has gathered in the State of Ohio, and our objective is to make this convention one to remember. Click on the links below for more information as it becomes available about:

Souvenir Journal - Deadline is July 1, 2017
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

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Venue Information

Duke Energy Center

525 Elm Street 
Cincinnati OH 45202

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Cincinnati Visitors' Information

‚ÄčTo learn more about what's happening in Cincinnati, visit  There you'll learn about things to do, places go and current events.  You can even download free Cincinnati travel and tour guides to help you plan your free time at the Annual Session.