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National Baptist Congress Hosts Annual Session in Birmingham

The 2016 National Baptist Congress is finally in Birmingham! Esteemed Christian leaders from all over the nation are joining local clergy at the 110th Annual Session of the National Baptist Congress “A School of Methods for Christian Training” in Birmingham through June 17th at the Sheraton Hotel Downtown.

Dr. Michael Wesley, Pastor of Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church located in District 7, is the Chair of the National Baptist Congress 2016 Host Committee. During the welcoming ceremony today Councilor Jay Roberson expressed the excitement and value of having the National Baptist Congress in the city as he and other city officials are looking forward to hosting thousands of guests in the City of Birmingham.

“The timing is ripe in our country for more conferences that address humanity holistically and promote solutions in our communities,” Councilor Roberson said. “As city officials we look to give our best southern hospitality welcome and make all members of the Congress feel right at home. We appreciate Dr. Michael Wesley and the many pastors that are making these initiatives happen with the National Baptist Congress. The outstanding works of Dr. Boyd of Boyd Publishing Company for his family’s historical efforts of 110 years of service and providing this Christian educational conference to folks all over the country are to be commended.”

The National Baptist Congress is a traveling Christian educational institute designed for leaders and workers in churches and denominations throughout the nation. The organization remains committed to educating, training, and teaching church leaders and workers of all denominations, amplifying God’s truth through excellence in Christian education resources. The National Baptist Congress was founded as an educational arm of the National Baptist Publishing Board (NBPB), now known as R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation (RHBPC), for training church workers and leaders alike-to effectively utilize the various resources for Christian education and discipleship. During this annual event, registrants are exposed to current trends in Christian education methodology, as well as strategies for effectively implementing the work of the Church.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.