2019-05-15 E-Edition

A Mother’s Hands….

Her hands held me gently from the day I took my first breath. Her hands helped to guide me as I took my first step. Her hands held me close when the tears would start to fall. Her hands were quick to show me that she would take care of it all.

Words from the Publisher LaDonna Boyd

To our loyal readers, In recognition of Mother’s Day, I salute my own mother, Mrs. Yvette Boyd, and all the women who have shown motherly love and compassion to another. A mother’s love is truly a gift from God, and we hope you enjoy the special stories shared by our staff about the special women in their lives. Congratulations to […]

Congress Family Night Features Film Preview

Attendees at the 113th Congress will have the unique op­portunity to see a preview showing of Overcomer, staring Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, and Aryn Wright-Thompson. Life changes overnight for basketball coach John Harri­son (Kendrick) and the high school where he and his wife teach when they learn the largest manufacturing plant in town is shutting down. Uncertainty swirls as hundreds […]

Congress 2019: Fellowship with Christ

Congress Presenters & Speakers Offer Inspiration and Innovation

The 113th annual session of the National Baptist Congress annual session will be hosted at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, located at 555 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC. The 2019 session theme is “Fellowship with Christ” (1 Corinthians 1:4–9). “We are anticipating an enthusiastic gathering, which will consist of pastors and faith leaders, community activists, politicians, students, and laypersons of all […]


SUNDAY, JUNE 9 9:15 a.m.St. Paul Baptist ChurchCongress Sunday School,followed by theMorning Worship Service. MONDAY, JUNE 10 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Vendor Orientation12:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Vendor Setup TUESDAY, JUNE 11 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.Registration7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.National Missionary BaptistConvention of AmericaSummer Board Meeting9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.Drill and Dance Team Check-In10:00 a.m.Chaperone Orientation12:00- 5:00 p.m.Drill and Dance class12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.Faith Leaders’ Luncheon2:00 p.m.– 5:00 […]

Priscilla Shirer: Mom Movie Star

Priscilla Shirer is a wife and a mom first above all of her many accom­plishments. But put a Bible in her hand and a message in her heart and you’ll see why thousands flock to her conferences and dive into her Bible study series’ and books each year. The star of The War Room and Overcomer is a graduate of […]

Congress Course Lineup for 2019*

Sessions Offer Diverse Opportunities for Learning and Fellowship

*Congress Courses Subject to Change. Please visit www.nationalbaptistcongress.org for up-to-date information. SEMINAR 1: Foundation for Ministry This seminar examines the foundation upon which one structures personal ministry. It analyzes calling, ministry gifts, biblical outlook, the concept of God, vocation, and theological perspectives for the practice of ministry. The seminar proposes to enable students to establish a strong foundation upon which […]

A Milestone in National Pageantry

For the First Time Miss America, Miss Teen USA, and Miss USA All Are African-American

Despite a long history of segregation and racism, America’s top pageants have broken racial barriers in recent decades. Vanessa Williams became the first black woman to win the Miss America title in 1984. Carole Gist won Miss USA in 1990. Janel Bishop won Miss Teen USA in 1991. Each competition has had multiple black win­ners since. Last week, for the […]

Honoring Motherhood

RHBPC Staffers Share Special Thoughts and Remember Heartwarming Moments

Mothers Lead by Example As a mother, I have always tried to lead by example and stress to my children the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I also taught my children that any achievements in life require time. Never be envious of your friends if they reach their goal(s) before you; be […]