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1st Combined Annual Session!

2023 Joint Session Information

Dear Delegates,

The hotel for the 2023 Joint Session has changed to the Hilton Garden Inn, 19677 E. Jackson Drive in Independence. 
All reservations which were made at the Hotel Lotus directly or with LaRue Ashley have automatically been transferred to the Hilton Garden Inn.
 The rate is still $89 for King and $99 for Queen with breakfast included.

If you haven't already done so, please make your reservations now. The deadline to reserve is June 18th. Reservations may be made by using the link MBSC Room Block or by calling 1-877-782-9444 and asking for our group rate. 

We appreciate your help in spreading the word about this hotel change. Our local Hosts will assist by providing shuttle service between the hotel and Church.

See below for additional details. We hope to see many of you on June 10th at our pre-registration sites.

If you have any questions, please send us a note at or contact Executive Secretary Jeffery Croft at 314-482-7452.




It is with great excitement that we announce the passage of the constitutional amendment to combine the annual sessions of our Convention and Congress. The first joint session will take place July 9 – 14, 2023 at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church of Jesus Christ, 3619 E. 35th Street, Kansas City, MO 64128, (816) 921-6009. Our goal is to create the experience of our coming together as a unified body for learning and convention activities for all ages.

For those needing hotel, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, 19677 E. Jackson, Independence, MO 64057. The rate is $89 for King rooms and $99 for 2-Queen rooms. Call (816) 921-6000 and indicate you are with Missouri Missionary Baptist State Convention. Breakfast is included.  

In order to be fiscally responsible to the Convention and Congress as well as our other auxiliaries, we have made changes to our assessment structure. Please review the attached registration form for details of the combined Convention/Congress Assessment amount. In addition, we are asking you to bring representations for each auxiliary using the convention form. Please be sure to complete page two of the registration form for Congress Class and Delegate registration.

Within this email you'll find registration information, schedule for the week, Congress course and seminars, Youth information and application for Congress Scholarship. We are encouraging churches to register in advance by mail or at one of our pre-registration events being held Saturday, June 10th from 10 AM to 12 Noon at one of the following locations:

Columbia                                            Kansas City                                St. Louis

Friendship M. B. Church                     Friendship M.B. Church             New Sunny Mount M.B. Church

1707 Smiley Lane                               3530 Chelsea Drive                    4700 W. Florissant Avenue

(573) 449-5414                                   (816) 861-3252                           (314) 389-4510

Rev. Anthony Woods, Pastor              Rev. James Terrance, Pastor      Rev. Brandon Blake, Pastor

All attendee registrations received by June 15th will be entered into a drawing for a $250 gift card.

We will begin the session with a Welcome Program and Musical on Sunday evening, July 9th and end on Friday, July 14th. Please review the enclosed schedule for details on activities each day.

We look forward to see you in July.

Rev. Linden Bowie, President
Rev. Jeffery Croft, Executive Secretary


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Compton Hill Resource Fair

Combined Parent Body / Congress Annual Session

July 9, 2023, 5:30 PM

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