National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., more commonly known as the National Baptist Convention (NBC USA or NBC), is a primarily African American Baptist Christian denomination in the United States. It is headquartered at the Baptist World Center in Nashville, Tennessee and affiliated with the Baptist World Alliance;[lower-roman 1] it is the largest predominantly Black Christian denomination in the United States.

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
ClassificationProtestant
OrientationBaptist
PolityCongregationalist
PresidentJerry Young
AssociationsBaptist World Alliance
FounderElias Camp Morris
Origin1880
Montgomery, Alabama
Merger of
  • Foreign Mission Baptist Convention (org. 1880)
  • American National Baptist Convention (org. 1886)
  • National Baptist Education Convention (org. 1893)
Separations
Congregations21,145
Members8,415,100
Official websitewww.nationalbaptist.com