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110th Annual Session of the National Baptist Congress arrives in Birmingham

From Left: First Lady Vernita Wesley, Greater Shiloh MBC, Birmingham; Pastor Judy Johnson Sr. Pastor, Cliaborne Family of Faith Worship Center; and First Lady Esther-Phillips, St. Philips MBC, Dallas.



Photos by Stephonia Taylor Mclinn


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Dr. Sheila Bailey, author and President of Sheila B Ministries Inc. delivered the keynote address for the Women of Wisdom Luncheon on Tuesday, June 14th.

Dr. Bailey was among several internationally acclaimed speakers to address attendees and delegates at the 110th Annual Session of the National Baptist Congress (NBC) which convened this week through June 17 at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.

The annual gathering of this year’s Congress is expected to register 3,000 delegates, pastors and ministers, lay- leaders and friends.

Dr. Michael W. Wesley, Sr., senior pastor of the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Birmingham is serving as the host pastor and leader for the Birmingham Host Committee for this year’s Congress.  Reverend John Cantelow III, senior pastor of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham serves as co-host pastor.

Workshops and seminars include sessions exclusively for women seeking to improve their leadership skills; for preachers seeking to improve their sermon preparation and delivery; and for ministers interested in the area of evangelism and church growth.

Keynote speakers also include Dr. T. L. Brown, General Secretary of the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America; Cornell Brooks, National President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Reverend Gregory Jackson, First Vice President of the Lott-Carey Foreign Mission Convention.


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