The 105-year-old New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, could lose its historic home and a hoped-for new campus off Interstate 4 after defaulting on a $1.1 million loan. The church has been under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Henry J. Lyons, the former president of the National Baptist Convention USA. since 2004.
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.
On June 14-15, the Southern Baptist Convention held its annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ, and made one of the most historic decisions of its existence when it elected Pastor Fred Luter (Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA) as first vice president.