Date Founded: 1880
Membership/Number of Clergy: 3,500,000/NA as of 2000
Headquarters: Transitional office: NBCA TRANSITIONAL HEADQUARTERS, P. O. Box 4840, Dallas, Texas 75208. The organization is moving its headquarters to Louisville, KY in 2017.
Schools & Seminaries: None
Publications: The NBCAPress publishes church educational materials, mission guides, doctrinal studies, and Christian writings.
Core Beliefs: The NBCAI is a voluntary membership organization that focuses on missionary work, publishing, Christian Education, and circulation of religious literature. The presidency of the organization is an elected position. Member churches, represented by Messengers, come together at Congresses to conduct business.
Short History: Organized in 1880 in Alabama as the Foreign Mission Baptist Convention of the United States and joined with other Black Baptist organizations--the American National Baptist Convention and the Baptist National Educational Convention, to form the Baptist National Educational Convention in 1895. In 1919 the Convention split into the National Baptist Convention of America (Unincorporated) and The National Baptist Convention U.S.A., Incorporated. The previously unincorporated convention was incorporated in 1987 as the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc.
Local Churches: None identified.