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Rev. Samuel Tolbert, Jr., DMin.,  National President

NBCA Website

List of Officers, Staff and Teams

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Contact Information:

National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc.
Headquarters

National Headquarters – Simmons College of Kentucky
1000 S. 4th Street
Toll-Free Phone: (844) 610-NBCA (6222)
Toll-Free Fax: (844) 620-NBCA (6222)
Email: info@nbcainc.com * Website: www.nbcainc.com
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Office of the Treasurer
Rev. Dr. F.D. Sampson
PO Box 21219
Houston, TX 77226-1219
Email: fdsamp1@vfminc.org
Phone: (713) 631-0753
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NBCA Foreign Mission Board
c/o Rev. Dennis Jones
8775 Flagship Drive
Houston TX 77029
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Office of the General Secretary
Rev. S.C. Dixon
3155 Victoria Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
Email: scdixon@gmombc.org
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Phone: (225) 355-5155 Office of the President
Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., MDiv.
2001 Moeling Street
Post Office Box 9
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Email: info@nbcainc.com
Phone: 337-437-3620
Fax: 337-437-3622
 Phone 214-942-3311
 Fax 214-942-4696
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WINTER CONFERENCE ON EVANGELISM

DECEMBER 11 – 14, 2017

 

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Host Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton – New Orleans

300 Canal St New Orleans, LA 70130

Reservations:

To make your reservations online, please click on the online reservations link below.

Online Reservations

To make your reservations over the phone, please call 504-581-1300 and use our group code NBC

Rate: 

Single/Double $130.00

Triple $140

Quad $150

All prices are per night and plus applicable tax

Note:

All reservations are subject to a non-refundable one (1) night deposit at the time of booking.

 

The deadline to make your reservation is Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Pre-Registration

Updated Information

Online Pre-Registration:

Online pre-registration is now open.  To pre-register, please click on the online pre-registration link below.

Online Pre-Registration

Registration amounts are as follows:

  • Churches: $300.00 – $500.00

  • Pastors: $100.00

  • Delegates: $50.00

Please note that personal registration includes one mini-congress class.  Additionally, mini-congress books will be sold separately at the NBCA Press bookstore.

Mail in Pre-Registration:

Mail in pre-registration forms will be available soon on NBCA’s website.  Once available, you can download the form by clicking on the Mid-Winter Board and Mini-Congress announcement link on the home page.

Mini Congress Classes

Updated Information

Class: Christian Women Nurturing Young Women
Teacher: Sis. Gloria Cox (MS)

Class: The Biblical Ministry of Deacons
Teacher: Dr. Timothy Woods (AL)

Class: Words of Wisdom for Young Pastors
Teacher: Dr. Q. E. Hammonds (AL)

Class: Biblical Patterns of Leadership
Teacher: Sis. Jackie Robertson (TX)

Class: Pastors Moving from Weakness to Strength
Teacher: Dr. Oscar T. Moses (IL)

Congress Class descriptions forthcoming.

Meeting Location

All services and mini-congress classes will take place at:

New Hope Baptist Church

1807 Rev. John Raphael, Jr., Way, New Orleans, LA

Reverend Jamaal Weathersby, Pastor

Transportation to and from the church will be provided.

Program Summary

For your convenience, we have complied all Mid-Winter Board and Mini-Congress information into a program summary, which also includes the week at a glance. Please click on the program summary link below to view or download.

Program Summary

Men’s Bootcamp

Mass Incarceration Summit

YOUTH THEME:  REFRESH

YAC Registration and Bible Activities packets are now available for download. Please note that the Junior Memory Work Bible Activity Scriptures are new for 2018. In addition, YAC is asking churches to preorder and send in payment for T-Shirts as early as January 1, 2018.

Lastly, this an election year to become a Youth Officer.  All Youth Officer applications should be sent to NBCA YAC Headquarters at the address listed below and not to the Office of the Treasurer.  

Mailing Address for Youth Officer Applications:

The National Children and Youth Headquarters

National Baptist Convention of America Youth & Children’s Convention

P.O. Box 2825

Houston, TX 77252

Phone: 281-714-9062

Downloads:

YAC Registration Packet 2018

YAC Bible Activities Packet 2018

 

 

 

NBCA HOME MISSION

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We Need Your Help!

Home Mission Board Responds to the Devastation Caused by Hurricane Harvey

Our thoughts are prayers continue to be with everyone who continues to be affected by Hurricane Harvey. Truly, its unprecedented flooding is beyond anything ever experienced before.

Several of our members and churches in the Texas and Louisiana area continue to be under a severe flash flood watch, due to the ongoing pummeling rainfall from Hurricane Harvey.  Although damages are already extensive, the effects of this catastrophic storm won’t be known for several more days due to the rainfall that’s expected to continue this week.

Rev. Terry White, Chairman of the Home Mission Board has been in contact with several NBCA pastors who indicated that they were not able to have church on Sunday due to the storm.  These churches need our help and now is the time to show our love and support by either sending personal items and cleaning supplies needed and/or giving a monetary donation. We are asking every individual, church, association, and state convention to please support this cause so that NBCA can remain prepared to respond to the needs of our brothers and sisters affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Additionally, for persons who desire to come in as Missionaries to work, we are in the process of organizing a NBCA Worker Camp.  More information on this NBCA Work Camp will be forthcoming.

Ways to Send a Monetary Donation

Donate Online via the Givelify App 

  1. Download the Givelify App, select National Baptist Convention of America and complete the set up process

  2. Click on the “Give To” button and enter donation amount

  3. Select Hurricane Harvey Relief then tap Give Now

Mail a Check to the Home Mission Board

NBCA Home Mission Board

c/o: Pastor Terry White, Executive Secretary/Treasurer
2723 S. Marsalis Avenue

Dallas, TX 75216

Personal Items and Cleaning Supplies Needed

Below please find a list of the personal items and cleaning supplies that are needed.  All items should be shipped to the address listed below.

 

Please been shipping items after Thursday, September 7, 2017

  • Non-Perishable Food

  • Water

  • Baby Supplies

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Toiletries

  • Paper Towels

  • Bleach

  • Trash bags

  • Gloves

Please Ship Items To: 

New Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

c/o: Rev. Ronald Smith, Pastor

6051 Beldart street

Houston, TX 77033

832-423-4749

Thank you in advance for your prayers and donations.

New Auxiliary Officers Appointed

President Tolbert joins NBCA in thanking Sis. Carolyn Lewis for her years of faithful service as President of the Women’s Intermediate Auxiliary.  Due to the WIA guidelines, at the close of this meeting Sis. Lewis will become a member of the Senior Women’s Missionary Union.

Additionally, we also thank Sis. Shantail Miller, for her years of leadership as President of the Junior Women’s Auxiliary.  Sis. Miller submitted a very gracious letter of resignation to President Tolbert informing him that due to her husband’s acceptance of another church which is not in NBCA, she will no longer be able to serve as president of the Junior Women’s Auxiliary.

In light of these two positions that will become vacant at the close of this meeting, Reverend Tolbert stated to the parent body that before he makes any recommendations for office he always checks with the state presidents, who in this case gave him their blessings.  With that said, Reverend Tolbert made a recommendation that Sis. Diedra Anderson, member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, where Reverend Curtis Wallace is pastor become the incoming president of the Women’s Intermediate Auxiliary and Sis. Pamela Dickey, member of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in D’Iberville, Mississippi become the incoming Vice-President At-Large.

Additionally, he recommended that Sis. Shemyia Clemons, member of the Bethesda Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon, where Reverend Robert Jointer is pastor become the incoming president of the Junior Women’s Auxiliary.

The motion was made to accept President Tolbert’s recommendation by Reverend Kenneth Maurice Davis, President of the Mississippi National Baptist State Convention, and Reverend G.V Clark, President of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas second the motion.

These new officers will officially begin their leadership roles on tomorrow, September 15, 2017.  Again, we thank Sis. Carolyn Lewis and Sis. Shantail Miller for their service and we welcome Sis. Diedra Anderson and Sis. Shemyia Clemons to their respective offices.

Introducing

NBCA Leadership / Conference Center

NBCA Leadership/Conference Center

 

Today, NBCA purchased the property located at 8800 Mitchell Lane, Louisville, KY which will become the future home of the NBCA Leadership / Conference Center. We’re excited for you to see it so please make plans to join us for the dedication and day of activities on Friday, September 15, 2017 (following the close of the Annual Session).  Please see the flyer below for additional information.

Property Description

Fantastic 56 acre farm in Jefferson County. Features include 3 ponds, a barn, and out building. Main residence is a three bedroom two bath home which includes living room with fireplace, recreation room with fireplace, large kitchen and sunroom. Main residence is 3,632 square feet and has 4 beds, 3 baths and a large 2 1/2 car garage. 2nd residence is a mobile home that was previously occupied by a farm manager. Property also has a 8 stall horse barn and 2 car garage.

Photo Gallery

YouTube Video of Property
To view a YouTube tutorial of the inside of the property, please click on the YouTube video link below.

YouTube Video 

Photo Gallery of the Property
To view pictures of the property, please click on the photo gallery link below.
Photo Gallery

“A Question of Faith” is a movie that Mr. Cameron Lewis, son of Sis. Carolyn Lewis, President of the Women’s Intermediate Auxiliary is the Executive Producer.

 

This movie has been endorsed by President Tolbert and will be in theaters on Friday, September 29, 2017.  NBCA churches are asked to support the movie by purchasing group tickets for your church to attend.  Please click on the links below to watch President Tolbert’s endorsement, official movie trailer and to purchase group tickets.

Endorsement trailer with Rev. Tolbert and other Pastors

Official Trailer of “A Question of Faith”
Group Sales for “A Question of Faith”

Additionally, during the Annual Session, there will be a private screening of the movie for pastors and wives.  Pastors, please plan to attend this special private screening.  

NBCA’s Response to the Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

National Black Convention Announces a “Get Engaged” Campaign

Louisville, KY - August 14, 2017 - The National Baptist Convention of America Int’;, Inc. (NBCA) stands in sympathy and solidarity with our brothers and sisters who were terrorized and subjected to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia at the hands of white supremacists.

What happened in Charlottesville can happen anywhere.  We have seen it before. After the smoke clears, it is easy to convince ourselves that peace has been restored only to be reminded days, weeks, months or years later that our optimism is not reality.  Therefore, we stand with everyone across America who has been terrorized by the actions of white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan everywhere.

As a society, we’ve failed to comprehend the depth of racism.  If the only racism we recognize comes with hoods, burning crosses, and torches and we ignore racists practices occurring where we live, learn, work and worship, then we are moving to an inevitable ending with harsh consequences that none of us are prepared to encounter. To this end, we must draw a line in stone: white supremacist speech is hate speech with a long, wide and direct connection to violence. White supremacist speech is terrorism. As such it amounts to “fighting words, true threats and incitement to lawlessness” and it must not be protected by the courts, ignored by law enforcement or tolerated by elected officials.

Without real deliberate change the outcome and our outlook is deeply disturbing.  We must do things differently this time and declare racism is no longer welcome in our neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, churches and halls of government. It is therefore necessary for all America and its leadership to not only renounce teachings of racial hatred within our communities, but to actively take steps to eradicate its generational practice so that we can come together and truly be a United States of America.  We can no longer continue to allow this nation to be bullied by hate, when we know that as believers love conquers all.

One voice can make a difference, it can bring light out of darkness and good out of evil. Today NBCA announces a National campaign called “Get Engaged.”  This campaign calls upon all NBCA churches and its membership to call upon their local governments to support race relations by establishing race affairs groups who will intentionally address race relations specifically on local levels, as well as, on a frequent and regular basis.

In keeping with Paul’s letter in I Timothy 2:1-3, “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.” We solicit a call of action for NBCA to pray for the peace of our nation and the great divide of race relations.

Social Justice Commission
Reverend Brian K. Brown (FL), Chairman
National Baptist Convention of America Int’l, Inc.

Official Launch of NBCA-GPO
NBCA is excited to launch another benefit to our member churches and businesses. We’ve worked with our partner Consolidus, to develop our NBCA-GPO (Group Purchasing Organization), where churches and affiliated businesses will receive discounted vendor pricing on many of the items and services that they are currently using.
NO COST, NO RISK, NO COMMITMENT, NO OBLIGATION
JUST SAVINGS!
Once you are registered, you can access your account by clicking on the log-in button on NBCA’s home page.
Partial Vendor List
Below is a sample of some of the available vendors in our GPO.  Once you register and login, you will be able to view the entire listing of vendors and request vendors that you would like to use.  There is no limit to the amount of vendors that you select.
National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc.Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., MDiv., PresidentRev. S.C. Dixon, General Secretary

 

National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc.

Rev. Samuel C. Tolbert, Jr., MDiv., President

Rev. S.C. Dixon, General Secretary

PROCLAMATION BY COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP

Occassion:  Greater Mount Olive MB Church and School Reform

Dr. Suzii Paynter, Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) presented a check for $150,000 to Greater Mount Olive MB Church in Baton Rouge, where Rev. S. Dixon is pastor, to assist in the restoration of their church and academy which was destroyed during the devastating flood in 2016.  Dr. Paynter stated that this is the largest check that they have ever presented.  CBF pledged resources, volunteers and supportive partnerships for the repair and restoration of the buildings and facilities of the Greater Mount Olive MB Church and the Greater Mount Olive Christian Academy.

NBCA GPO
Group Purchasing Organization
Introducing NBCA-GPO, “A Group Purchasing Organization” for NBCA churches and Affiliated Organizations that makes us “Better Together”.
NBCA-GPO is a group purchasing program that will provide your church with deeply discounted, highly preferred pricing on key administrative products and services through a variety of top-tier vendors. By combining the total spend of all NBCA churches into one, your church will be contributing to the overall buying power and will be able to enjoy significant savings.  As your participation in the NBCA-GPO grows, you will quickly learn how exceptional this product truly is at saving money and managing your church’s budget more effectively.
This program will launch on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 and we will eblast information for your church to sign up and continue buying needed products, but now at a discounted price. 

BLESSED COMMUNION

New Partnership

NBCA has partnered with Blessed Communion and we are excited to extend the ease of fresh communion to all our churches, since they make their communion products fresh each day.  As a member church of NBCA, you will receive a discounted price AND receive free shipping by using discount code NBCA17. Please see below for ordering details.

Online:
Visit www.blsd.com and place your order in the shopping cart.  Upon checkout, enter code NBCA17.

Phone:

To place your order over the phone, please contact Sam Rushing directly at 630-517-0687 or you may call call customer service at 844.789.2573. Please remember to tell them the discount code of NBCA17.

STRATEGIC PASTORAL EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

New Partnership

NBCA has partnered with the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board (MMBB) to offer the NBCA Pastoral Excellence Program, designed to assist our pastors in realizing and achieving their financial wellness.  MMBB is offering NBCA pastors an opportunity to work with them to determine their pathway to financial wellness by providing financial tools, workshops and individualized planning with their Certified Financial Planners.  This program will engage approximately 20 pastors in a cohort each year, for 3 years, totaling 60 pastors from NBCA.

 

The following pastors will serve as NBCA liaisons: Rev. Keyon Payton, Michigan; Dr. Kevin Donalson, Virginia; and Rev. Rikki Ferrel, Los Angeles. Additional information on this partnership, along with the qualifications for eligibility will be forthcoming.

FORMER DALLAS HEADQUARTERS
Transition to Simmons College, Louisville
The NBCA Headquarters which was in Dallas, TX, has now been officially sold to the Texas Department of Transportation.  All debt on that building has been retired and we thank God for such a blessing.  In our transition to Simmons College in Louisville, KY, we remain available to serve our members.  Below please find our transitional contact information.
NBCA Transitional Headquarters
P. O. Box 4840
Dallas, Texas 75208
Toll-Free Phone: (844) 610-NBCA (6222)
Toll-Free Fax: (844) 620-NBCA (6222)
Email: info@nbcainc.com
Website: www.nbcainc.com

NBCA RETREAT AND LEADERSHIP CENTER
Proposed New Site
Now that we have sold the headquarters, one of the projects that we are now working on is the purchase of 56 acres of land in Louisville Kentucky, which will be used as the NBCA Retreat and Leadership Center.  During the meeting, a rendering of the proposed site was shown by Rev. Samuel Bland, pastor of Pleasant Hill MB Church and the Chair of the Architectural and Mechanical Computer Design Drafting Programs at Sullivan College of Technology Design, Louisville, KY.  This Center will offer sleeping accommodations, kitchen, conference room, lakes (with fish), and other amenities for our member churches to use.  As more information becomes available, we will be excited to share the details.

COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP
New Partnership
We broke a record in Albuquerque because of a partnership with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF). NBCA and CBF now have a signed MOU that provides NBCA with a consultant who will from time to time consult with President Tolbert and others on strategic decisions about our future. In addition, CBF has been an outstanding partner in disaster relief.

GHANA
New Partnership
The E. Edward Jones School is anticipating renovations to begin, as there is a Fall 2017 reopening with the fully accredited Ghana Baptist University occupying the facility.  Documents that gives us ownership of the property was forwarded to President Tolbert, as executed by the chief in Ghana Africa of the Tribal government.
During the Mid-Winter Board Meeting, President Tolbert signed the document that now puts NBCA in possession of over 60 acres in Ghana, West Africa. We will partner with Ghana Baptist to develop a complex for Baptist Missions at this site.  These projects are being done with the Ghana Baptist Convention being NBCA’s agent.

NBCA MEMBER CHURCH BENEFITS
NBCA Partnerships
NBCA continues to act on the feedback from the strategic planning session, wherein there was several requests for programs that would benefit the churches and members.  For the past couple of years, NBCA has placed intense focus on how we can continue to “serve congregations”, as we prayerfully entered into these partnerships. Currently, we have 25 partnerships with universities and other businesses that directly benefit our churches and members.   For your convenience, we have developed a brochure listing our 25 current partnerships and their benefits. Please click on the link below to download a copy of our NBCA Member Benefits.
NBCA Member Church Benefits 

SQUARE ONE – Equipping, Empowering, Enriching
Strategic Planning Session
 
During the Mid-Winter Board, Rev. Vincent Parker, pastor of Golden Gate MB Church, Dallas, TX and team facilitated a Square One peer conferencing platform, wherein the different groups focused on creating an environment tailored to meet the specific needs of ministry leaders and those who serve in ministry.  The delegates were encouraged to honestly share both the triumphs and challenges of ministry while working together to discover new viable solutions.  to download a copy of the Square One model, please click on the link below.

HAT TOOLKIT
How to Start a Health Awareness Team in the Local Church
Dr. Kemp and members of the Health Awareness Team (HAT) have created a HAT Toolkit to assist churches in starting a HAT in your church.  This comprehensive toolkit will give you all the steps needed to successfully implement a HAT. To download a complimentary copy, please click on the HAT Toolkit link below.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRESIDENT 
Completion of Seminars for Doctor of Ministry Degree
In the midst of all this work, God has favored President Tolbert to complete all Seminars for his Doctor of Ministry degree, complete the writing his dissertation project entitled “Equipping African American Men to do Missions Through the Greater St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church of Lake Charles, Louisiana” and is now scheduled for oral defense, March 28, 2017, on the campus of Union University in Jackson, TN. Union is historically a Southern Baptist Institution. Our President is schedule to graduate with his Doctor of Ministry degree on May 20, 2017, in Jackson, TN!