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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! 

Join Weekly Zoom calls with ABCOTS Executive Minister Dr. Harrison
Tuesdays at 11 AM EST
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Meeting ID: 929 6541 9729  Password: 6Qi4WF

Everyday ABC Conversations

Join us for an Everyday ABC Conversation!

In 2021, American Baptist Churches USA launched a series of dialogues – the “Everyday ABC Conversations.”

Each Everyday ABC Conversation begins with a brief introduction of the topic by one or two leaders associated with the subject area, followed by 30-40 minutes of small group conversation in randomly assigned breakout rooms of up to 10 persons each. A typical discussion question might be, “What are the implications of what you have just heard for you and your congregation?” with additional relevant discussion questions for each topic. The entire conversation, including presentation, lasts approximately one hour.

Join us for our next Everyday ABC Conversation: AI – Artificial Intelligence

on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 3:00pm ET
with presenters Josh King and Rev. Meriah Tigner

Josh King possesses 16 years combined in IT as a Systems Architect, 7 of those at Cisco. As an AI/ML champion, his passion is empowering public servants and educators with responsibly aligned networking/generative AI solutions.

Rev. Meriah Tigner is an ABC pastor in rural Indiana. Her experiences with change, navigating transitions, and growth in her personal life has informed her ministry. She sees the changes in technology as opportunities to engage with our community rather than something to avoid.

To live is to experience change. Each day technology evolves and we are invited to respond with curiosity or fear. join us for a conversation at the intersection of faith and artificial intelligence.

Register Here 

American Baptist Churches of the South

2023 Region Calendar

P.O. Box 47277, Windsor Mill, MD 21244-0277  

Dr. James M. Harrison, Executive Minister



Area I – Annual Meeting October 7


Area II – Annual Meeting - October 13 & 14


Area V - Annual Meeting - October 29 & 30


Area III – Annual Meeting - October 20 & 21

St. Paul Baptist Church, 1401 North Allen Street,

Reverend Dr. Robert C. Scott, Host Pastor


Area IV – Annual Meeting - TBD


Area VI – Annual Meeting - TBD


Area VII-Annual Meeting - August 25 – 27

Lovely Valley Baptist Church, 839 Lovely Valley Road, Wirtz


ABCOTS Executive Committee Meeting - HYBRID - Thursday, November 9, 2023

Austin, TX (tentative)


ABCOTS - Board of Directors Meeting - HYBRID Friday, November 10, 2023

Austin, TX (tentative)"> for more ABCOTS information and events

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta GA

Senior Pastor Position opening

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, located in Atlanta, Ga. is seeking a full time Senior Pastor who will serve as Steward and Servant Leader of the Congregation in all matters of faith and spiritual governance. The successful candidate for the Senior Pastor position at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church will now lead this congregation as it embraces the current shifts in urban renewal, gentrification, and the changing role of the twenty-first century, historically black church. The Senior pastor will also participate and be part of the preparation of the annual budget, also participate with the Progressive National Baptist Church (PNBC), and the American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS).



Senior Pastor Position Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

· Licensed and Ordained Minister in a Baptist Church.

· A deep understanding of and commitment to the Bible and Christian theology.

· Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to connect with a diverse congregation.

· Ability to provide spiritual guidance and leadership to people across cultural lines of ethnicity, socioeconomics, age, etc.

· A heart for pastoral care and the ability to provide compassionate and empathetic support to congregation members in times of need.

· Strong leadership skills, with a passion for empowering others and fostering a collaborative environment.

· Oversees the day-to-day operations of all ministries, administrative staff, and volunteers.



Preferred Qualifications:

· Master of Divinity or equivalent with seminary degree coming from an accredited institution of higher education.

· Experience as a Senior Pastor (or ministry church staff) with at least 5 years of experience.



Application requirements and process:

·Applicants interested in applying for the position of Senior Pastor should send the following information to:


Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church

P.O. Box 311964

Atlanta, GA. 31131


Final Submission Date: October 6, 2023

· Resume

· Names of three references (at least one clergy and one layperson) with contact information (email address and phone number).

· A brief statement of how you believe the church would benefit from your leadership and your vision for equipping our church to thrive through the advancement of our mission and vision.

· Candidates must be willing to consent to a background check.

First Baptist Church Highland Park, Winston Salem, NC 


Please click here to submit an application.

Paper applications will not be accepted.

Applications should be submitted no later than Monday, October 16, 2023.

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Area III Annual Session Registration Click Here

REGISTRATION COSTS: Assessment = $150/Church and Dinner = $30/Person Please contact Area III Secretary Linda Cooper-Suggs at regarding Registration.

Hotel Information
Sheraton Charlotte Hotel | (877) 822-3224 555
S. McDowell Street | Charlotte, NC 28204
• GROUP NAME: American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS)
• $179 USD per night plus taxes; Parking is $25 per vehicle per night
• Check-in: 4:00 PM and Check-out: 11:00 AM
• Cancellation: Must cancel reservation 72hrs prior to scheduled arrival to avoid being charged for 1 night’s stay +taxes
• Last Day to Book: Saturday, September 23, 2023
• RESERVATIONS: Book your group rate for American Baptist Churches of the South
• Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown | (800) 445-8667
508 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28202
• GROUP NAME: American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS)
• Hilton Garden Inn for $169 USD per night plus taxes and Discounted Parking is $15 per vehicle per night • Check-in: 3:00 PM and Check-out: 12:00 Noon
• Cancellation: Must cancel reservation 48hrs prior to scheduled arrival to avoid being char
ged for 1 night’s stay +taxes • Last Day to Book: Friday, September 15, 2023

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International Ministries Virtual Mission Immersion

Title: Curious about the ministry in the MENA region (Middle East North Africa)

Date: October 31st,  know about this trip.

Here is the link informing you about the trip:


You are invited to be part of a virtual immersion experience scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, from 10am till 11:30am (EST). This event is hosted by SAT-7 TURK and sponsored by IM’s Short-Term Mission staff and IM’s Europe, Middle East and Liberia desk. Come and see what is happening with God’s mission in Türkiye.

To sign up, please contact Registration closes on October 23 at noon (EST).

We look forward to having you be part of this virtual experience.

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