Convention 11


The Alabama Baptist State Convention was founded on October 28, 1823, as the third permanent state convention organized in the South. … The Baptists, though the largest religious group in the state, were weak and widely scattered. They numbered about 5,000 and had about 125 churches and 75 ministers.” (Baptists in Alabama: Their Organization and Witness, by A. Hamilton Reid. Montgomery, Ala.: Paragon Press, 1967).

Today, the State Convention has grown to more than 3,200 churches with approximately one million members. Each November, the Alabama Baptist State Convention convenes as a two-day meeting of messengers elected by affiliated churches. Messengers and invited guests hear reports about Great Commission ministries.

Between annual meetings, Convention bylaws provide that the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions will be the “executive, administrative, fiduciary, and promotional agency of the Convention.”

Both the State Convention and State Board of Missions support the missional efforts of a family of Alabama Baptist entities and auxiliary, including:

The Convention also provides primary support for ALCAP (Alabama Citizens Actions Program), “Alabama’s moral compass” regarding biblical and moral concerns.

In addition the Convention continues to honor the historic relationship with Samford University dating back to 1841.

Future Sessions

November 14-15, 2023 | First Baptist, Montgomery
November 12-13, 2024 | Easter Shores Baptist Church, Daphne
November 11-12, 2025 | Whitesburg Baptist, Huntsville
November 17-18, 2026 | First Baptist Church, Trussville

2022 Annual Meeting Audio Archive

Session One

Session Two

Session Three

Session Four

Convention Officers

Convention 12

Buddy Champion


Convention 13

Morgan Bailey

First Vice President

Convention 14

Jarman Leatherwood

Second Vice President

Support Staff