Dakota Baptist Convention

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The Dakota Baptist Convention (DBC) is an autonomous association of Southern Baptist churches in the states of North Dakota and South Dakota.[1] It is one of the state conventions associated with the Southern Baptist Convention.[2] Headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, the convention is made up of 7 Baptist associations and around 100 churches as of 2010.[citation needed] DBC was created in 2003.[1]

The organization attracted media attention for giving away a Harley Davidson motorcycle each year at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rallys as part of an outreach effort.[3] To qualify for a ticket, a rally antendee had to listen to a three-minute story of how Jesus has changed their life.[3]


  1. ^ a b Willoughby, Karen L. (November 13, 2007). "Dakota convention to decentralize". Baptist Press. Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2010-08-26. 
  2. ^ "State Conventions and Local Associations: North Dakota". Southern Baptist Convention. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b French, Rose (September 1, 2007). "Hog Heaven: Baptists offer bikes to win converts". Star-News. Wilmington, NC. Associated Press. p. 12B. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 

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