The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina was founded in 1877, by a group of black men who came together to enhance the quality of life in their churches and to provide a means of bringing Churches together on a statewide basis to address the educational needs of African Americans of all ages.
President's of The Baptist E&M Convention
The Objective The objective of the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina is to promote the Cause of Christ everywhere, and especially in South Carolina by aiding Christian Education, and by establishing a high-grade and well equipped college which shall give theological and literary training to our young men and women.
The Convention is comprised of 1,100 Baptist Churches and 230,000 individual members across the state of South Carolina. Convention Auxiliaries include:
» Congress of Christian Education
» Brotherhood convention
» Ushers Convention
» Music Ministry
» Young Woman's Auxiliary (YWA)
The Convention has a 501 (c) 3 status with the Internal Revenue Service.
We are supported by a Convention Attorney, and a Certified Public Accountant, which are considered officers of the Convention.
The Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention provides financial support to the following institutions of higher learning:
» Morris College * Owned by the Convention
» Benedict College
» Friendship College
The Baptist E&M Convention is affiliated with three National Conventions. They are:
» The National Baptist Convention USA, INC.
» The Progressive National Baptist Convention of America
» The National Baptist Convention of America
Ministries supported by the Convention:
» Connie Maxwell Home
» Camp Julia A. Starks
» South Carolina Christian Action council
» Jenkins Orphanage
» Prison Ministry - through the south Carolina Department of Corrections
» The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
» Special Religious Training for Pastors/ Christian Workers
» Baptist Village in Anderson, South Carolina
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