The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (National Baptist Convention) is the largest predominantly African-American Christian denomination in the United States and is the world's second largest Baptist denomination. The Purpose of the National Baptist Convention USA Inc. is:
To unite National Baptist churches, district associations, and state conventions in Christian evangelism so as to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, and healing;
To promote home and foreign mission efforts;
To encourage and support Christian education;
To publish and distribute Sunday School and other Christian literature, music, and other works of art and religious expression; and
To engage in any other endeavors deemed fitting and proper in order to advance the cause of Jesus Christ throughout the world. (www.nationalbaptist.com)
American Baptists are a Christ-centered, biblically grounded, ethnically diverse people called to radical personal discipleship in Christ Jesus. Their commitment to Jesus propels them to nurture authentic relationships; build healthy churches; transform communities, our nations and our world; engage every member in hands-on ministry; and speak the prophetic word in love.
As a people of prayer, purpose, and passion, they are in the forefront of creating a community of faith where people of every race, nationality and culture gather as one in worship, service and work. (www.abc-usa.org/about-us/welcome_to_abcusa/)