BECOME A CHURCH MESSENGER

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention consists of representatives, or "messengers," as they are called, from cooperating churches, who gather to confer and determine the programs, policies, and budget of the Convention. Each church may be represented up to a maximum of 12 messengers based on the conditions outlined in Article III of the SBC Constitution.

Contact your church for information on the appropriate process of approval in becoming a messenger for your church.

Article III SBC Constitution
SBC Bylaws

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1-800-967-8852 (toll free)
Mon-Fri 8:00am to 4:00pm EST

Hotel List

List of hotels for 2019 SBC Annual Meeting Check locations & compare rates

DEADLINE
Reservations must be made by May 14, 2019, in order to be guaranteed convention rate.

DEPOSIT REQUIRED
The hotel holding your reservation may charge the credit card for a deposit on or after May 14, 2019.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Reservations cancelled on or after May 14, 2019, and prior to 72 hours before arrival date may result in forfeiture of one night’s room and tax.

SPECIAL REQUESTS
Special requests cannot be guaranteed, however, hotels will do their best to honor all requests. Hotel will assign specific room types upon check-in, based on availability.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Acknowledgments will be sent via email from ‘2019 Southern Baptist Convention’ after each reservation booking, modification, or cancellation. Please review each acknowledgment for accuracy. If you do not receive an acknowledgment or have questions, please call or email the housing bureau at 1-800-967-8852 or sbc@experient-inc.com. Your housing acknowledgment will serve as your hotel verification as the hotel is not required to send a confirmation.

NOTICE: Due to our large number of hotels being used in Birmingham, the convention management team is currently working with the city of Birmingham to develop a transportation plan for attendees at the 2019 SBC annual meeting that will include hotel shuttles to hotels not in walking distance, park and ride lots at local churches, and use of Uber & Lyft event transportation services. Updates will be made available as we have more information.

Please note that Experient, Inc. is an approved vendor and the only official hotel provider for the Southern Baptist Convention. Be sure to book your room only through Experient's Southern Baptist Convention Housing website.

There have been reports of unauthorized third-party companies offering discounted hotel rooms on behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention. These companies are not on the approved vendor list. Buyer beware!

Exhibitor Registration

Click here to submit application for exhibit space. We will review your application for consideration.

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
2100 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
www.bjcc.org
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