Progressive National Baptist Convention Turns 50!
Turning the Page on 50 Yearsâ€¦
Progressive National Baptist Convention
by Dr. Leonard N Smith
During August 7-12, delegates from across the globe will convene in the nationâ€™s capital for the annual gathering of The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC). One of the largest Historical African American Baptist Conventions in the world and is made up of over 2,000 churches and 2.5 million members globally.
This year, however, is unlike any other, because it will mark 50 years of PNBCâ€™s existence. There are enormous and exciting plans for the week-long series of activities/events, including an opening musical with special guest artists (sponsored by the Host Committee), inspirational preaching, lectures and classes, Evangelism and Missions Night, Youth Night, The Dr. Gardner C. Taylor Hour, Presidentâ€™s Night, and a 50th Anniversary Gala Banquet with President Barrack Obama (invited).
*For the full story, pick up the Jul/Aug issue of Gospel Today Magazine!
Do you plan to attend this convention? What do you think of PNBC?