WELCOME to the American Baptist Churches of the South, (ABCOTS) website.  ABCOTS is a Maryland non-profit corporation associated as a covenanting Regional organization with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. See us in Missions, Evangelism and Denominational Work, supporting the local congregations serving the District of Columbia and 15 states throughout the southern United States. Join us in reaching the world for Christ believing and perpetuating His identity, His message and His ministry! 

ABCOTS Staff are Now Working 100% Remote


2022-2023 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar

The 2022-2023 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar is now available for download. We invite you to use this calendar as a reference tool for weekly planning throughout the calendar year and into 2023. Or, you may download the .ics file and add the calendar dates to your own calendar to keep you up to date throughout 2022 and 2023.

Click here to download a PDF file
 (.pdf) of the 2022-2023 American Baptist Churches Directory/Planning Calendar.

Click here to download a calendar file
 (.ics) of the 2022-2023 American Baptist Churches Directory/Planning Calendar. This file can be uploaded and saved in Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar, and Apple Calendar.

Join Weekly Zoom calls with ABCOTS Executive Minister Dr. Harrison
Tuesdays at 11 AM EST
Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 929 6541 9729  Password: 6Qi4WF

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Let the Walls Fall Down - Fall Webinar Series


Register now for our upcoming webinar series beginning on January 20, 2022: 


Tending to Our Souls
January 20, 2022; 8 PM EST/5 PM PST
Presenter: Rev. Miriam Méndez, Executive Minister and Senior Regional Pastor, American Baptist Churches of New Jersey
Click here for more information.


Vulnerable Youth: Identifying Predators and Protecting Children
February 3, 2022; 8 PM EST/5 PM PST
Presenter: Linda Blackiston, Director of Community Engagement, The Samaritan Women
Click here for more information.


Empowering Seniors
February 17, 2022; 8 PM EST/5 PM PST
Panelists: Elaine Cody, Life Coach, Cody Clarity Coaching; Rev. Dr. Deborah Stapleton, Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church Lincoln Gardens; and Pamela Bridgeforth, Care Coordinator at Senior Connections
Click here for more information.


Identifying and Managing Bullying Behavior
March 3, 2022; 8 PM EST/5 PM PST
Presenter: Dana Wise Jones, Counselor, Defining Moments
Click here for more information.


Sustaining Sisterhood
March 17, 2022; 8 PM EST/5 PM PST
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Shannon Daley-Harris, Director of Religious Affairs, Children's Defense Fund
Click here for more information.

Support our ministry with women and girls!

Give now at www.abwomensministries.org/give.

Our Contact Information

American Baptist Women's Ministries

1075 First Ave STE C-210
King of Prussia, PA 19406

(610) 768-2288



Up-coming virtual journeys sponsored by the Short-Term Mission team:

Mission Express

  • Ministry in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region with SAT-7 is scheduled for February 1, 2 & 3, 2022. Come on this 3-Day virtual Mission Express with the Short-Term Mission desk and the Europe & Middle East & Liberia desk. Last day to register is January 20, 2022. https://portal.internationalministries.org/global-service-opportunities/record/a073m00000p9ZA2AAM

  • Ministry in Israel/Palestine hosted by the Association of Baptist Churches will shed light on Arab Christians spreading God’s good news in Cana, Galilee and other communities. Join us virtually on this unique 3-Day virtual Mission Express scheduled for February 17, 18 & 19, 2022 with an open heart, and learn how to be better peacemakers from siblings in Christ who are themselves considered to be the marginalized of the marginalized in their own country. Follow this link to sign-up for this virtual short-term mission experience to Israel/Palestine https://portal.internationalministries.org/global-service-opportunities/record/a073m00000lbtMUAAY Last day to register is February 11, 2022 at Noon(EST)

For more information about any of these up-coming journeys, please contact the Short-Term Mission team at volunteers@internationalministries.org

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ABCOTS Regional Annual America For Christ (AFC) Virtual Meeting

March 12th, 2022

Hosted by Area II

Moderator: Dr. George W. C. Lyons

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ABC-USA - Latest News

In “The Polished King: Living Words of Martin Luther King Jr.,” Joseph Evans analyzes how King’s preaching brought the “living word” and various rhetorical techniques together in ways that helped people understand and be given hope by his messages.

Exploring the complicated relationship between King and novelist James Baldwin—two of the most important writers, thinkers and activists of the 1950s and ’60s—the author observes that Baldwin considered King to be a “polished preacher.”

The book weaves Baldwin’s poetic and fiery words, passion for justice and admiration of King’s oration into a detailed, thought-provoking examination of the rhythm of determination and transformative power in King’s speaking, writing and faith..... Click HERE for more

Joseph Evans is dean of the Morehouse School of Religion and author of two other Judson Press titles, “The Art of Eloquence: The Sacred Rhetoric of Gardner C. Taylor” (2020) and “Reconciliation and Reparation: Preaching Economic Justice” (2018). He also published “Lifting the Veil Over Eurocentrism: The Du Boisian Hermeneutic of Double Consciousness” (Africa World Press, 2014). In addition, he has written numerous essays for the American Baptist Quarterly.

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An Empty Seat At The Table
Is someone you know grieving? The resources on ABHMS’ website offer tips for helping someone who has lost a loved one to COVID-19 or is dealing with other life challenges.

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