The 193rd  Annual Gathering of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio will be held October 8th and 9th, 2019. All events will take place over two days (Tuesday and Wednesday only) at Crowne Plaza, Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43229 (download the Hotel Information Sheet HERE).

Please note that there are no one day registrations. Election of officers and reports will take place on Tuesday morning.

We will live stream several events throughout the Gathering. Our live stream will be available on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to receive updates and tune in anytime during the Annual Gathering!


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“so the next generation might know them ~ even the children not yet born ~ and they in turn will teach their own children.  So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands” ~ Psalm 78:6-7\

Our Keynote Speaker is the Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer, ABC/USA General Secretary, who will be retiring at the end of the year.  Dr. Spitzer will preach on Tuesday evening at the worship service.  Bible Study Leaders will be Rev. Joshua Ward, Pastor of Omega Baptist Church in Dayton, and Dr. Roger Alber, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Massillon.  Our mission speaker will be Jeni Pedzinski, who serves as a missionary in Thailand through the Board of International Ministries ABC/USA.  Our Worship Leader for the Gathering will be Pastor Benjamin Payne of the First Baptist Church of Seville.

There are three meal functions, the cost of which is included in the Registration Fee. The three meal functions are a Tuesday luncheon – Celebrating  ABC/Ohio Region Ministries, a Tuesday dinner – Celebrating  International Ministries and a Wednesday All-Convention luncheon. Also included in the cost of registration is a continental breakfast on Wednesday morning. 

Tuesday’s luncheon features the Ohio Leadership Academy.  Our speaker is Rev. Dr. Seth Fallon, our new Academic Dean.  Jeni Pedzinski American Baptist Missionary in Thailand is our guest presenter at the Mission Banquet. Rev. Mark Click and Rev. Jane Gibbons, our Executive Ministers, are the luncheon speakers on Wednesday.


Make your plans now to attend this year’s ABC/Ohio Annual Gathering.

Looking forward to seeing you October 8th and 9th at our ABC/Ohio “family reunion” .