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312th Annual Meeting

312th Annual Meeting

The 312th Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Baptist Association took place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Esperanza (4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.)  The Rev. Dr. Luis Cortes, founder, president and CEO of Esperanza, served as our host.

The Esperanza mission began in the basement of First Spanish Baptist Church in Philadelphia and it is now a leading faith based community organization for the Puerto Rican community reaching across the United States.

Representatives from 31 PBA churches attended as we celebrated three hundred and twelve years as an Association!

There was time of fellowship, brief business discussion, informative workshops, inspiring worship and a special Agape fellowship luncheon.

Our Plenary Speaker, The Rev. Cedric Hughes Jones, Jr., Pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia, reflected on the theme for the day, “The State of Children in Metro-Philadelphia.”  He spoke on the topic of ‘Educating our Children.’   The Rev. Dr. Marilyn P. Turner-Triplett, Director, Community Outreach Ministries and Rizpah’s Children, of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, was this year’s worship speaker.