Convention 15
tim cox

Tim Cox

Convention 16

Jamie Dew

Convention 17

Jeff Meyers

Program-Order of Business


The following hotels have offered special rates to those attending the State Convention Annual Meeting. Rates listed do not include taxes. This information is provided as a service and not intended to be a recommendation of any kind. If you have problems making a reservation or securing the posted rate at any of these hotels, please contact Amy Nelson at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 2231, or Please note the deadlines on each hotel. No rates are guaranteed after the deadline date for booking and those rates are based on limited availability. Make your reservations early to get the best rate.

Convention 18

Convention Hotel

Embassy Suites
2960 John Hawkins Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35244

Courtyard by Marriot
500 Shades Creek Parkway
Homewood, AL 35209

Rate: $129
Free parking, Wi-Fi, Breakfast for 4

Group Name: Alabama Baptist Convention

Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites
4520 Galleria Blvd.
Hoover, AL 35244

Rates: $119

Group Name: Alabama Baptist Convention

Deadline: October 21, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn – Liberty Park 
2090 Urban Center Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242

Rates:  $124

Group Name: Alabama Baptist Convention

Deadline: October 22, 2022

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
320 Commons Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209

Rate: $159 

Group Name: Alabama Baptist Convention

Home2Suites By Hilton
3920 Colonnade Parkway 
Birmingham, AL 35243

Rates: $129
Complimentary Wifi, breakfast, and parking

Group Name: 2022 AL Baptist Convention

Deadline: Monday, October 24, 2022

Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel 
1000 Riverchase Galleria 
Birmingham, AL 35244

Rates:  $149

Group Name: Alabama Baptist Convention

Deadline: October 24, 2022

Marriott Birmingham
3590 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243

Rate: $134

Deadline: October 21, 2022

Sonesta ES Suites
50 State Farm Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35209

Rate: $135 – One Bedroom Suite; $183 – Two Bedroom Suite 

Group Name: Alabama Baptist Convention

Deadline: Saturday, October 15, 2022


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


Alabama Baptist congregations are asked to watch for information from the State Board of Missions regarding registration of messengers to this year’s State Convention meeting. Information will be sent by U.S. mail and by email in mid-October to each local church with instructions on how to pre-register messengers through an online process.

What does it mean to be a messenger?

The Alabama Baptist Convention consists of members known also as messengers. Messengers are members of Southern Baptist churches cooperating with the Convention. Messengers are elected annually by the church where they are members and sent to the annual convention as their churches representative.

How many can a church send?
There are actually two formulas to determine this:

Numerical Basis: Every church is allowed one messenger. One additional messenger is allowed for every two hundred, or fraction thereof, members in excess of two hundred.

Financial Basis: One messenger is allowed from each church for any part of the first one thousand dollars contributed to the Alabama Baptist State Convention during the Convention’s preceding fiscal year. One additional messenger is allowed for the next one thousand dollars above the first one thousand dollars contributed to the work of the Convention, and one additional messenger for each two thousand dollars contributed to the work of the Convention above the first two thousand dollars.

No church will have more than twenty‑five messengers though.

How do you become one?
Contact your Southern Baptist church and ask to be sent as a messenger to the Alabama Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. Every church is autonomous and decides how their messenger allotment will be filled. Many will hold a business meeting before the convention for the church to vote on those wishing to be considered as messengers.

2021 Annual Meeting Archive



Session One

Session Two

Session Three

Session Four


Convention Officers

Convention 19

Buddy Champion


Convention 20

Morgan Bailey

First Vice President

Convention 21

Jarman Leatherwood

Second Vice President

Support Staff