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Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. Legacy Part 1
Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. Legacy Part 1
Published: 2009/01/08
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Dr. James C. Perkins PNBC President
Dr. James C. Perkins PNBC President's Night Sermon-the Vision, the Voyage, and the Victory
Published: 2015/09/01
Channel: Progressive National Baptist Convention - Pnbc
Mayor Turner welcomes the Progressive Nat
Mayor Turner welcomes the Progressive Nat'l. Baptist Convention, 8/7/2017
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: Mayor Sylvester Turner
Progressive National Baptist Convention
Progressive National Baptist Convention
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: Carol Lewis
Pastor Brooks at Progressive National Baptist Convention
Pastor Brooks at Progressive National Baptist Convention
Published: 2010/10/27
Channel: JamesDelisa
Progressive National Baptist Convention
Progressive National Baptist Convention
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: Century Old
Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. Legacy Part 2
Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. Legacy Part 2
Published: 2009/01/08
Channel: BoothLegacyProject
132ND ANNUAL SESSION, NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION USA, INC. PT.1 9/3/2012
132ND ANNUAL SESSION, NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION USA, INC. PT.1 9/3/2012
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: Dea. Al Wright
Bishop Carroll Baltimore, Progressive National Baptist Convention
Bishop Carroll Baltimore, Progressive National Baptist Convention
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: IMAC CLIMATE
HTV News Flash: "Progressive National Baptist Convention"
HTV News Flash: "Progressive National Baptist Convention"
Published: 2017/08/09
Channel: HTV Houston Television
Alcee Hastings: 53rd Annual Progressive National Baptist Convention
Alcee Hastings: 53rd Annual Progressive National Baptist Convention
Published: 2014/08/05
Channel: Alcee Hastings
Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. Legacy Part 3
Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc. Legacy Part 3
Published: 2009/01/08
Channel: BoothLegacyProject
Rev. Leslie D. Callahan (January 2017)
Rev. Leslie D. Callahan (January 2017)
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: Progressive National Baptist Convention - Pnbc
PNBC Eastern Region 2016 Conference Highlights
PNBC Eastern Region 2016 Conference Highlights
Published: 2016/03/13
Channel: Friendship Baptist Church of Hamden, CT
C. Jones 2014 | The Importance of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
C. Jones 2014 | The Importance of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Published: 2014/06/26
Channel: CJones Ministries
National Baptist Convention 2017 Pre Congress Musical Highlights
National Baptist Convention 2017 Pre Congress Musical Highlights
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: Hyosa Productions
Rev. Dr. James C. Perkins (August 2016)
Rev. Dr. James C. Perkins (August 2016)
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Progressive National Baptist Convention - Pnbc
National Primitive Baptist Convention USA
National Primitive Baptist Convention USA
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: North Alabama Primitive Baptist
Dr. Soaries talks about the culture of spending at National Baptist Convention of America USA, Inc.
Dr. Soaries talks about the culture of spending at National Baptist Convention of America USA, Inc.
Published: 2017/01/19
Channel: mydfree - dfree® is a Financial Freedom Movement
2016 National Baptist Convention Concert
2016 National Baptist Convention Concert
Published: 2016/11/18
Channel: Saxophonist Brian Lenair
Tye Tribbett at the 2011 PNBC at Washington DC in the Marriott
Tye Tribbett at the 2011 PNBC at Washington DC in the Marriott
Published: 2011/08/13
Channel: JaCkOfAllTrAdeSoNe
Dr. James C. Perkins - The Power of Midnight Religion
Dr. James C. Perkins - The Power of Midnight Religion
Published: 2013/09/17
Channel: Marion Richardson
Progressive Nat
Progressive Nat'l Baptist Convention; Institute of Applied Missions Presentation
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: Angelia McMillan
Rev. TJ Jemison-National Baptist Convention-BET News
Rev. TJ Jemison-National Baptist Convention-BET News
Published: 2012/10/23
Channel: swandelyn
Rev. Flowers on PNBC Legacy and Future
Rev. Flowers on PNBC Legacy and Future
Published: 2011/08/05
Channel: PNBC50
PNBC Webinar Series  Taxes, Employment and the Church_May 21, 2015
PNBC Webinar Series Taxes, Employment and the Church_May 21, 2015
Published: 2015/05/22
Channel: Progressive National Baptist Convention - Pnbc
Progressive Baptist Sermon
Progressive Baptist Sermon
Published: 2013/06/04
Channel: Chiefapostle Connieamiles
133rd National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Music Auxiliary 2013
133rd National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Music Auxiliary 2013
Published: 2014/02/21
Channel: Clarence Williams
iRock 6.23.16 Morning Session NBC-CCE
iRock 6.23.16 Morning Session NBC-CCE
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Levitus Wimbish
President Obama
President Obama's Message to the National Baptist Convention (2014)
Published: 2014/09/04
Channel: BCNN1
Birmingham Host National Baptist Convention of America International Inc.
Birmingham Host National Baptist Convention of America International Inc.
Published: 2016/06/30
Channel: citycouncilbham
National Baptist Convention
National Baptist Convention
Published: 2009/06/22
Channel: FOX10 News - WALA
Thank You from the 2017 National Baptist Congress Host Church
Thank You from the 2017 National Baptist Congress Host Church
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Mt Pleasant Orlando
National Baptist church
National Baptist church
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: thulani mbande
Missions night PNBC 55th Annual Sessions
Missions night PNBC 55th Annual Sessions
Published: 2016/08/09
Channel: cmjalameda
PNBC - Jeffery
PNBC - Jeffery
Published: 2011/02/17
Channel: PNBCOnline
Mississippi National Baptist State Convention Mission
Mississippi National Baptist State Convention Mission
Published: 2016/09/03
Channel: Kenneth Hollins
Progressive Baptist State Convention Of Texas Inc.
Progressive Baptist State Convention Of Texas Inc.
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: Everett Dotson
corrogan Vaughn Sr PNBc Honors
corrogan Vaughn Sr PNBc Honors
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: ALj BeBe
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. welcome to dfree®
National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. welcome to dfree®
Published: 2014/09/04
Channel: mydfree - dfree® is a Financial Freedom Movement
Christians fill Convention Center for National Baptist Convention
Christians fill Convention Center for National Baptist Convention
Published: 2014/09/02
Channel: WDSU News
Hallelujah: National Baptist Convention Mass Choir w/Albertina Walker
Hallelujah: National Baptist Convention Mass Choir w/Albertina Walker
Published: 2017/03/13
Channel: Mark A. Harger
FINAL PNBC
FINAL PNBC
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: MohdFarizi Jamaluddin
Reverend Kip B. Banks, Sr. - PHEN
Reverend Kip B. Banks, Sr. - PHEN's Partnership With the Progressive Baptist Convention
Published: 2013/11/27
Channel: Prostate Health Education Network
Suwannee River Progressive Baptist Association Concert 10/1
Suwannee River Progressive Baptist Association Concert 10/1
Published: 2013/10/16
Channel: klrentz
Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at National Baptist Convention, USA
Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at National Baptist Convention, USA
Published: 2014/09/04
Channel: NOLA.com
Sivuyile United National Baptist ipasika2017(2)
Sivuyile United National Baptist ipasika2017(2)
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Xolani Patrick
2015 03 26 19 31 PNBC Women in Ministry Initiative  Introduction
2015 03 26 19 31 PNBC Women in Ministry Initiative Introduction
Published: 2015/03/30
Channel: Progressive National Baptist Convention - Pnbc
Pastor Isaac Culver Jr- National Baptist Convention
Pastor Isaac Culver Jr- National Baptist Convention
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: jmbctv
PNBC-C.H.A.P.S.
PNBC-C.H.A.P.S.
Published: 2009/08/19
Channel: RealRecordsTV
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Progressive National Baptist Convention, Incorporated
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Classification Protestant
Orientation Mainline[1] Progressive Baptist
Polity Congregationalist
Associations National Council of Churches
Baptist World Alliance
Founder L. Venchael Booth
Origin 1961
Cincinnati, Ohio
Separated from National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Congregations 741
Members 2.5 million

The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Incorporated (PNBC) is a convention of mainline African-American Baptists emphasizing civil rights and social justice. Since its organization, the Convention now has member congregations outside of the United States, particularly in the Caribbean and Europe.

It formed in 1961 after civil-rights-oriented Baptist ministers, led by Martin Luther King, Jr. failed to replace Joseph H. Jackson, the long-time head of the National Baptist Convention (NBCUSA). The older group stood aloof from the Civil Rights Movement that was often led by local Baptist ministers. The dissidents nominated Gardner Taylor as president of the NBCUSA.[2] After an hour-long fist fight between reformers and standpatters, in which one eminent elderly minister was accidentally killed, Jackson's supporters won. King was purged from the NBCUSA and his goal of using the united power of the black Baptist community to promote civil rights came to nothing. His defeat prompted the formation of the new group.[3]

Thirty-three delegates from 14 states gathered at Zion Baptist Church in Cincinnati to discuss the issue. The vote to organize passed by one vote. L. Venchael Booth, pastor of Zion Baptist in Cincinnati, was the unheralded founder of the movement as documented by former Christianity Today Associate Editor, Edward Gilbreath.[1] The convention was originally formed as the "Progressive Baptist Convention" and word "National" was added to the name in 1962. The Convention has grown from the original founding numbers to member congregations throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.

PNBC has followed a path of political activism, supporting groups such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and methods such as affirmative action. Famous civil rights leaders who were members of the PNBC include Martin Luther King, Benjamin Mays, Ralph David Abernathy, Wyatt Tee Walker, and Gardner C. Taylor. The Convention bills the progressive concept as "fellowship, progress, and peace."

Sessions of the Convention are held annually in August and recently celebrated their 50th Annual Session in Washington, DC in August 2011. Headquarters are in Washington, D.C.. The PBNC has partnered with the predominantly white American Baptist Churches in the USA since 1970. It is a member of the National Council of Churches and the Baptist World Alliance. In 1995, one study asserted the Convention had 741 affiliated churches, while another claimed they had over 2,500,000 members in 2000 churches. A number of the churches are dually aligned with the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.

The PNBC recognizes the ordination of women, a practice not widely followed by Baptist groups. The Convention does not ordain women, however, their member churches may do so without interference.

Likewise, the PNBC allows locally autonomous congregations to determine policy regarding same-gender marriages, and the PNBC has not taken an official stance on the issue leaving room for diversity of opinion.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Avant Jr., Albert A. "The Social Teachings of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., since 1961". books.google.com. Routledge. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ Jerry M Carter (Jr) (2007). The Audible Sacrament: The Sacramentality of Gardner C. Taylor's Preaching. ProQuest. pp. 5–7. 
  3. ^ Taylor Branch (2007). Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63. Simon and Schuster. pp. 228–31, 500–7. 
  4. ^ Salmon, Jacqueline L. (2007-08-19). "Rift Over Gay Unions Reflects Battle New to Black Churches". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 

Further reading[edit]

  • William Booth, A Call to Greatness: The Story of the Founding of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, ISBN 1-55618-196-5
  • Gilbreath, Edward, The Forgotten Founder, Christianity Today, Vol. 46, No. 3, 11 March 2002
  • Albert W. Wardin, Jr., Baptists Around the World, ISBN 0-8054-1076-7
  • Bill J. Leonard, editor, Dictionary of Baptists in America, ISBN 0-8308-1447-7
  • Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill, & Craig D. Atwood, Handbook of Denominations, ISBN 0-687-06983-1
  • National Council of Churches, Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches

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