Detroit, Michigan — One of the largest religious conferences in the country. will be held in Motor City, Detroit. The National Baptist Congress will be held at Cobo Center June 10-15. More than 5000 people are expected to attend. Organizers say the conference could pump up to $5 million into the Detroit economy.
“We feel extremely blessed to have Detroit as our host city this year,” said Dr. T.B. Boyd III, National Baptist Congress. “The National Baptist Congress is appreciative of the city of Detroit for showing true hospitality in inviting thousands of our Congress members from across the country, and some from overseas, to enjoy a week of praising the Lord and appreciating what life itself has to offer.”
The host pastor for this year’s conference will be Senior Pastor Reverend Jim Holley, Ph.D. of the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church.
It will feature several speakers and entertainers including Reverend Al Sharpton, Mary Mary and Tramaine Hawkins.
The National Baptist Congress is a traveling school of Christian education and leadership skills that reaches thousands of people across the country. Founded in 1906 by Reverend Richard Henry Boyd, each year the Congress visits key cities to spread both the Word and fellowship. The Congress has previously held conferences in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; and Nashville, Tennessee.