Macon, Georgia- The General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia will hold its 19th Annual Ushers & Health Ministry Conference, Thursday, March 27th- Saturday, March 29th at the Macon Centreplex.  Approximately 1,500 members are expected to attend. Ushers from twelve statewide districts will unite at this yearly conference to enhance the spiritual growth of ushers within local churches.


Brenda Eason, Director of Operations & Convention Planning for the General Missionary Baptist Convention, saysMiddle Georgia gives their delegates around the state an opportunity to travel the same distance to attend and fellowship. She also adds this is the fifth year the health component has been added and it has been very successful.


"The conference is a spiritual uplift for anyone that comes and it's open to everyone," Eason said.  She said the convention will have educational seminars, workshops and worship services open to the public. Local dance group Haiyah Dance Theatre will perform at the convention's banquet on Friday evening. Rev. Curtis Raines Sr. of Macon's New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church is the president of the organization.


The General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia (GMBC) is the largest organization of African Americans in the state of Georgia. GMBC membership is composed of over 861 churches, representing over 550,000 African American Baptists in Georgia. It is affiliated with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and for 126 years, has provided educational and enrichment programs for thousands of Georgia Baptists. For more information, visit