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THE 109TH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE NATIONAL BAPTIST CONGRESS SET FOR JUNE 21 – 26 IN ATLANTAThe 109th annual session of the National Baptist Congress (NBC) will convene in Atlanta, Georgia and will be held June 21–26, 2015 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georia 30303. The annual gathering of this year’s Congress is expected to host several thousand delegates, pastors, ministers, laypersons, and friends.

Reverend Dr. William E. Flippin, Sr., pastor of the Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in DeKalb County on Glenwood Avenue, is the host pastor for this year’s session. “We are honored that Atlanta was chosen to host the 2015 Congress, and I am humbled to serve as this year’s host. My goal is to make this year’s event the largest and most successful in its history,” said Dr. Flippin. The Reverend Micheal Benton, senior minister of the Fairfield Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, serves as co-host pastor.

Returning to Atlanta for the first time in over twenty years, the Congress will feature a robust program of over fifty courses and activities. These learning experiences are a part of various programs offered by NBC that include the School of Biblical Studies, School of Personal & Spiritual Growth, School of Missionary Education, School of Christian Teaching Methodology, School of Ministry, and the Youth Congress.

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, development of youth ministries, and church growth.

The Congress will continue the tradition of presenting internationally acclaimed guests to address attendees and delegates. Congress general sessions will feature keynote addresses delivered throughout the week, including the opening address and ceremony on June 24 by Dr. T. B. Boyd III, President/CEO. On June 25, Dr. Bernard Yates, President of the National Primitive Baptist Convention, will address the Congress during the morning session, as will Dr. Cordell Brooks, National President of the NAACP, on June 26. This year’s Congress will also feature a keynote by 10th District A.M.E. Bishop Vashti McKenzie Murphy for the inaugural Women of Wisdom Luncheon on June 23. A full list of course offerings, speakers, and presenters is available in the current editions of The National Baptist Union Review, as well as online at www.nationalbaptistcongress.org.

Registration information and details on hotel accommodations can be found on the Congress website at www.nationalbaptistcongress.org. For more information, please call Winsor Barbee at The Marketing Collaborative at 212.920.9147.

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