We are excited for the experience you are going to have at the 98th Annual Session of the Paradise Missionary Baptist State Convention of Arizona, Inc. and 70th Congress of Christian Education, Thursday, November 8 through Saturday, November 10, 2018 at First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix. There is something for everyone during this event, all sure to inspire and motivate you to help grow our state convention, your community and beyond as we live out our convention theme, "Together We Are Better."  Below you will find information on the week's events, programs and services, as well as, registration.

Our Church, Association and Personal Financial Representation are as follows


  • 50 members and below $25.00 monthly or $300.00 annually

  • 51-299 members $50.00 monthly or $600.00 annually

  • 300 members and above $100.00 monthly or $1,200.00 annually



  • $75.00 quarterly or $300.00 annually



  • $10.00 Individual (including children & youth on Saturday)

  • $20.00 Pastors and Ministers

  • $15.00 Officers, Church Presidents, Leaders

  • $10 Individuals and Youth


Week in Review (please note this schedule is tentative and subject to change)


Annual Session of the State Congress of Christian Education

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - All Classes

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - All Classes

  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - All Classes 

Friday, November 9, 2018

  • Prayer on your own at 6:30 a.m.

  • Business Round-Up at 9:00 a.m.

  • Women's Auxiliary Program at 9:30 a.m.

  • Laymen's Auxiliary Program at 10:15 a.m.

  • Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.

  • President's Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. ($15 per person)

  • Mission Project at 3:00 p.m.

  • Congress of Christian Education Classes at 5:00 p.m.

  • President's Program at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

  • Continental Breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

  • General Assembly with adults and young people at 9:00 a.m.

  • Congress of Christian Education Classes at 9:30 a.m.

  • Youth Breakout Sessions at 9:30 a.m.

  • Adult Panel Discussion on the State of the Church at 9:30 a.m.

  • Lunch at 12:30 p.m.


  • Click here for Individual Annual Session Registration

  • Click here for Young People's Auxiliary Day CHURCH Registration (PLEASE NOTE: the link for YPA Day registration link is for church representatives only. Please contact your individual church to register your young person.)

We are pleased to make available this year online registration and payment for both the Annual Session and Young People's Auxiliary Day. Please click on the link above to be taken to online registration or the online payment portal.


Have Questions about the

Annual Session?

Sister Minnette Powell | Assistant to the President, The Reverend Amos L. Lewis

(520) 791-3068 |

2800 East 36th Street, Tucson, Arizona 85713

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