Join us in Washington, DC for an opportunity to gather with Baptist leaders from across the United States and Canada. This year’s NABF Annual Meeting will take place at First Baptist Church in Washington, DC on October 30-31.

Gather for fellowship, inspiring conversation, thought-provoking content, networking opportunities and many ways to offer and receive support from one another. At the end of our time on Monday we will also host our Annual Business Meeting.





WHEN: Monday & Tuesday October 30-31, 2022
WHERE: The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC
(1328 16th St. NW Washington, DC) & online
THEME: Building Lasting Bridges
SPEAKER: Rev. Katie Choy-Wong
COST: $50 in person; $10 online (pay fees here)


Monday‘s time will be spent in part welcoming and introducing new leadership from across our fellowship; several of our member denominations have had new leaders take the reins within the last year and we are excited to introduce them. Monday we also be led by Rev. Katie Choy-Wong in a workshop on Building Lasting Bridges (see below).

Tuesday there will be several options to participate in, including opportunities to connect with NABF Ministry areas of focus Scholars Collaboration, Disaster Relief and Creation Care.

We also hope to offer the option of joining others from the gathering in a tour of some of the highlights of the city of Washington, DC.

A full schedule of events will be available closer to the event. Stay tuned!

Theme & Speaker

The theme for this year’s meeting is Building Lasting Bridges. In our increasingly divided culture, it is easy to think of groups or individuals with whom it’s hard to imagine finding unity in Christ. This year we are excited to offer an extended presentation and workshop with Rev. Katie Choy-Wong to share from her depth experience on the theological importance of supporting diversity, and to reflect on what this biblical imperative might mean for each of us within our contexts. 

This workshop is designed for people, leaders and churches who desire to embark on a journey toward having authentic relationships with others who are culturally different. The workshop will focus on discovering one’s own cultural perspectives, learning about others, and building a ‘toolbox’ for intercultural relationships.

Rev. Choy-Wong is a passionate, warm and engaging speaker. She has spent a lifetime sharing the gospel, serving as a denominational leader with the ABC-USA, and as a church pastor. Rev. Choy-Wong’s passion for churches, missions and social justice is evidenced in her leadership with the Alliance of Asian American Baptist Churches, her extensive work in Intercultural Ministries, and her directorship of the Northern California Food Network. She has recently co-published a book “Building Lasting Bridges: An Updated Handbook For Intercultural Ministries.” Rev. Choy-Wong has served as a trainer for American Baptist Home Mission Societies, an area minister for Growing Healthy Churches, as admissions director/instructor at Berkeley School of Theology, and as senior pastor at New Life Christian Fellowship in Castro Valley, CA.

Directions & Parking

Join us at First Baptist Church in downtown Washington DC

We are grateful to be hosted at the beautiful The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC.

There is no parking available to us at the venue, however there are two parking garages a short walk from the church (see below).
Street parking may also be available, at $2.30 per hour, but your stay at these spots may be limited to 2-4 hours, so please review signage carefully.
Two Parking Garages near the church, with Colonial Parking are listed below. Both locations are reservable using the links below. Current posted rates are $20-21 per day.


Directions to the church via transit can be found here:


Upon registration, we will share some options hotels in the vicinity via email.


In the meantime, if you have any specific questions about the gathering, or about the NABF, contact us at

We look forward to being with you in October! 




Pay your registration fee here.

Download a copy of our annual meeting poster: