2020 location changed for IMB celebration

Alabama Baptists voted to change the location of the 2020 Alabama Baptist State Convention annual meeting to First Baptist Church, Montgomery, in order to accommodate an International Mission Board (IMB) Sending Celebration to be held in conjunction with the event.

The Sending Celebration will be held Nov. 17, 2020, the first night of the two-day meeting. 

Jeff Meyers, pastor of First Baptist Church, Opelika, was named convention preacher. Alternate preacher is Joel Carwile, pastor of First Baptist Church, Athens. 

Messengers also approved Eastern Shore Baptist Church, Daphne, as the site of the 2024 convention.  Other future dates and locations for the annual meeting include:

  • Nov. 17–18, 2021: Whitesburg Baptist Church, Huntsville
  • Nov. 16–17, 2022: Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Birmingham
  • Nov. 15–16, 2023: First Baptist Church, Montgomery.

During the 2023 convention messengers will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Alabama Baptist State Convention near the current home of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.