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Short profiles of Christian denominations in the U.S.

About the Progressive National Baptist Convention

Date Founded:  1961

Membership/Number of Clergy:  1,500,000/NA as of 2016

Headquarters:  601 50th St., N.E., Washington DC 20019

Schools & Seminaries:  None

Publications:  The Worker


Social Media:  Facebook, Twitter, and there is an Android app

Core Beliefs: Standard Baptist beliefs with an emphasis on social justice and activism.

Short History:  Founded by African American Baptists, mostly as a splinter group from the National Baptist Convention, with interests in civil rights action and advocacy.  Many leaders of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, including Martin Luther King, Jr., were members of this Convention.  Also founded in reaction to some perceived inadequacies of the mainstream African American Baptist Conventions in advocacy and organization.  In the PNBC officers are elected each year and can serve a maximum of four years. The PNBC also ordains women.

Local Churches:  Joshua Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 426 S 15th St.,Louisville, KY 40203 is led by a LPTS graduate, David Snardon.

Symbol of the Progressive National Baptist Convention

Symbol of the Progressive National Baptist Convention