National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.

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National Baptist Convention of America, Uninc.
Classification Protestant
Orientation Baptist
Origin 1915
Separated from National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Separations National Missionary Baptist Convention of America (separated 1988)
Congregations 6,716
Members 3.5 million [1]

The National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. (NBCA) is an African-American Baptist body organized in 1915 as the result of a struggle to keep the National Baptist Publishing Board of Nashville independent. Those supporting the independence of the publishing board, headed by Rev. R. H. Boyd, and rejecting a proposed new charter, incorporation, and ownership of the publishing board, withdrew from the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. to form the National Baptist Convention of America. In 2000, the NBCA had about 3.5 million members in more than 8000 churches.[2] It is the third-largest African-American denomination in the United States after the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

Another NBCA controversy surrounding the publishing board led to the formation of the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America in 1988.

The NBCA's Headquarters are located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The church headquarters is the Greater Faith Temple, where the Reverend Dr. Lincoln Norris is the pastor and presiding prelate.

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  1. ^ National Council of Churches USA
  2. ^ "National Baptist Convention of America", Association of Religion Data Archives, 2002
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