Motor City Serves as Host of the 2012 National Baptist Congress

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    The National Baptist Congress will bring roughly $5 millionin revenue to the city of Detroit.

    Detroit, Mich.—The 106th annual session of the National Baptist Congress willbe held in Detroit, Michigan, June 10-15, at COBO Hall.  Sponsored by R.H. BoydPublishing Corporation, the theme for this year is “Peace and Prosperity inDifficult Times.” The event, which is one of the largest religious conferencesin the country, features nationally, recognized speakers and performers as wellas activities for all ages.

    “We feel extremely blessed to haveDetroit 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 forshowing true hospitality in inviting thousands of our Congress members fromacross the country, and some from overseas, to enjoy a week of praising the Lordand appreciating what life itself has to offer.”

    With more than 5,000 people expectedto attend this year’s event, attendees will enjoy special performances and appearancesby Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole, Jessica Reedy, Zebulon Ellis,Tirrell McCoy, and Derrick Starks, to name a few. The host pastor for thisyear’s conference will be Senior Pastor Reverend Jim Holley, Ph.D. of theHistoric Little Rock Baptist Church. There is a wide array of registrationoptions that range from $30-99. The Congress is estimated to generate over $5million in economic development for the city of Detroit.
    The National Baptist Congress is atraveling school of Christian education and leadership skills that reaches thousandsof 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.

    The Congress has also featured speakers and entertainers including Reverend Al Sharpton, Mary Mary, Tramaine Hawkins, and many more. The Congress has expanded to include a YouthCongress, targeting youth between ages 4-24, providing tailored workshops and events.

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