Regional Conferences

The SSPB Regional Conferences

The Sunday School Publishing Board (SSPB) Regional Conferences are held in selected cities around the country during the spring of each year. The SSPB Regional Conferences are uniquely designed for pastors, church ministry leaders, congress presidents/deans, moderators, state directors, and Christian educators who desire training in Christian education and Christian ministry leadership. Seminars and courses are offered to meet the contemporary needs and challenges of the Christian church. The theme for the SSPB Regional Conferences is, “Equipping Today’s Church to Serve.” The SSPB Regional Conference highlights include an overview of the Christian Leadership Programs, the Sunday School Publishing Board’s Sunday School curricula, and Vacation Bible School curricula.

2017 SSPB Regional Conferences’ Brochure (click to download)

Online Registration (click to access)

April 7-8, 2017

Dr. R. L. Thompson, Regional Coordinator
Dr. Doretha P. Johnson, Conference Dean

Host Church: Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Host Pastor: Dr. Jesse B. Bilberry Jr.

Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, 3330 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (225) 357-6177
Room Rates: Single and Double Room $129.00; Single Suite $130.00
Reservation Deadline: March 7, 2017

Hotel: Springhill Suites-Airport, 7980 Howell Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70807
Phone: (225) 356-6705
Room Rates: Single and Double room $99.00.
Reservation Deadline: March 7, 2017

Contact Dr. R. L. Thompson at for additional information.

April 20-21, 2017

Dr. Edward Williamson, Northeast Regional Coordinator
Reverend Benjamin Lett, Southeast Regional Coordinator
Dr. Albertine Marshall, Conference Dean

Host Church: Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 815 Lynhurst Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Host Pastor: Reverend Rodney K. Turner

Hotel: Courtyard Atlanta Airport West Campcreek, 3400 Creek Pointe Drive, East Point, GA 30344
Phone: 1-888-236-2427
Room Rates: $104.00 plus tax (Includes complimentary breakfast.)
Group registration deadline: March 9, 2017 (Ask for SSPB Southeast Region.)

Contact Rev. Benjamin Lett:
or Dr. Edward Williamson: for additional information.

April 28-29, 2017

Dr. Michael O. Minor, Regional Coordinator
Rev. Cecil Ashford, Conference Dean

Host Church: Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 544 Chaney Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301
Host Pastor: Reverend A. D. Lewis

Hotel: Drury Inn, 112 Highway 11 and 80, Meridian, MS 39301
Phone: (601) 483-5570
Room Rates: $95
Reservation Deadline: April 1, 2017

Contact Dr. Michael O. Minor at for additional information.

May 1-2, 2017

Reverend Kenneth Allen, Western Region 1
Mrs. Katie Richardson, Western Region 2

Host Church: Fairview Baptist Church, 1700 N. E. 7th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Host Pastor: Dr. John Reed

Hotel: Embassy Suites, 701 North Phillips Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 239-3900
Room Rates: $125
Reservation Deadline: March 31, 2017 (Ask for Western Regional SSPB)

Contact Rev. Kenneth Allen:
or Mrs. Katie Richardson at for additional information.

May 5-6, 2017

Dr. L. D. Tate, Regional Coordinator

Host Church: Third Missionary Baptist Church, 222 West 14th Street, Davenport, IA 52803
Host Pastor: Dr. Rogers Kirk

Hotel: Holiday Inn, 401 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway, Davenport, IA 52807
Phone: (563) 386-2300
Room Rates: $89 (Ask for the Third Missionary Baptist Church’s rate.)
Contact Dr. L. D. Tate: for additional information.