2017 Consultation


The 2017 National Consultation of the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) will be held in Memphis, Tennessee on December 12 – 14, 2017. This year, our theme is “Overcoming the Burden of Bias.” This consultation will give voice to the impact of implicit bias and how bias leads to discriminatory practices in nearly every facet of our society (i.e, education, health, politics, workforce hiring practices, economic development, housing, etc). More times than not, it is people of color and people of low socio-economic standing who suffer the consequences of bias, thereby, making it more difficult to achieve racial reconciliation among the masses. Continue reading

About Us

The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) is currently comprised of the national leadership of eight Black denominations that have a combined membership of over 20 million people and 30,000 congregations in the United States and the African Diaspora. Currently, there are eight denominations whose national leaders comprise the leadership of CNBC and serve as members of the CNBC Board of Directors.


Anger to Answers


Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman                       Jacqueline L. Burton, President

The Sacred Calling and Vision
As ambassadors of Christ, we are called to a ministry of reconciliation. Such a call invites us to build and strengthen relationships across the racial divides in ways that do not diminish the rich genius of our diversity. In so doing we confirm our authentic unity through Jesus Christ, as the Lord prayed in John 17:21, that we would all be one.

Gathered for Such a Time as This
In 2015, The Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC), representing eight Historic African American denominations in the USA and the African Diaspora, came together with representatives from national churches of other racial and ethnic backgrounds to engage in honest and thoughtful dialogue, corporate worship and fellowship, and support of collective ministry efforts in Charleston, South Carolina. Continue reading