With their 133rd annual convention set to begin Monday in Charlotte, members of America’s oldest and largest black Baptist organization began streaming into town Sunday, worshipping at some of the city’s biggest churches, and preparing for a week of music, preaching and service.

This week’s meeting, expected to draw up to 20,000 delegates, will be the first time the National Baptist Convention USA Inc. has held its annual session in Charlotte.

The Nashville-based denomination’s president, the Rev. Julius Scruggs, gave one of the Sunday morning sermons at Charlotte’s Friendship Missionary Baptist, the local host church.

CLICK HERE to read story
article courtesy of


Also On Praise Cleveland:
Kierra Sheard Shares Engagement Photos
5 photos