National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Mainline Baptist

Polity

Congregationalist

Origin

September 24, 1895

Atlanta, Georgia

Merge of

the Foreign Mission Baptist Convention (org. 1880), the American National Baptist Convention (org. 1886), and the Baptist National Education Convention (org. 1893)

Separations

the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. (separated 1915); the Progressive National Baptist Convention (separated 1961); the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship (separated 1992)

Congregations

41,000

Members

8.3 million

The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. is one of the largest religious organizations among African Americans. The convention has over 41,000 churches and over 8,300,000 members. It is the second largest Baptist organization in the world, after the Southern Baptist Convention.

From: Wikipedia



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